dGB Earth Sciences offers free seismic interpretation system

dGB Earth Sciences has released OpendTect version 4.0, an updated version of its seismic interpretation system.

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ENSCHEDE, Netherlands -- dGB Earth Sciences has released OpendTect version 4.0, an updated version of its seismic interpretation system.

The company has released the software under a triple licensing strategy: under the GNU/GPL license; under a commercial license; and under an academic license. Under the GNU/GPL license, OpendTect is completely free-of-charge, including for commercial use. The commercial license enables the user to extend the system with (closed source) commercial plugins that can either be purchased or leased. Under the academic license agreement universities can get free licenses for OpendTect and commercial plugins for R&D and educational purposes.

This new release of OpendTect includes a large number of new features and improvements, which make OpendTect the first complete, high level, open source seismic interpretation system worldwide, the company says. OpendTect features engine and spectral decomposition, horizon tracking, and 2D and 3D visualization. Version 4.0 also includes a synthetic-to-seismic well tie module, a SEGY-wizard, pre-stack AVO attribute computation, and time-to-depth conversion. Other improvements include the updated step-wise horizon tracker and enhanced cross-plot functionality.

SSIS, dGB’s product for sequence stratigraphic interpretation, now features a new workflow for the analysis of grids of 2D lines. The multi-2D work flow can be applied in faulted areas on 2D and 3D seismic data. ArkCls and partner Visual Technology Services have released the PDF3D plugin, which lets users capture and save a 3D scene in pdf format. The saved file can be opened in the standard and free Adobe Acrobat Reader that supports 3D visualization.

09/03/2009

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