SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Landmark Software and Services is using the 2011 Society of Exploration Geophysicists annual meeting in San Antonio to demonstrate the new functions available within the new R5000.8 release of the DecisionSpace Desktop Workspace.
Among the notable new technologies of the release are easy-to-incorporate plug-ins, a Macintosh-based version, functionality and user experience improvements, and further integration and openness of the software development kit, said Gene Minnich, VP, Landmark Software and Services.
Nagaraj Srinivisan, vice president of Research and Development for the Landmark, said the Halliburton company would continue to focus attention on ease of deployment, data management, and even cloud computing possibilities.
Among the cloud considerations is its value as a storage medium that might reduce costs to unlock more data, delivery of system access to remote locations, and access to more computing cores.
Srinivisan also added that Landmark wants to be able to innovate quickly, but in a way that can be used by its customers.
Nick Purday, director Geosciences and Reservoir Technologies at Landmark, said this third release of the Desktop DecisionSpace takes into consideration two of the most active areas of development – deepwater subsalt exploration and unconventional resources development. The unconventional resources topic includes directional drilling and geosteering, which also has application offshore.
R5000.8 moves to merge further the processing and interpretation elements of exploration, Purday said. User experience is another consideration in this release, he added, as Landmark wants to focus on the newer users without compromising the workflow for those with more geological and geophysical exploration experience.
A couple of new tools in specific contribute to the advances in the software, added Minnich. A new velocity modeling tool for migrating data and dip meter data incorporation into the structural geology play important roles in the drive for integrating processing and interpretation. And, a new volumetric computation tool moves the system from a static to a dynamic model.