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Advanced integration workflows for everyday interpretation


New Features

Why It Matters

New Visualization Methodology
GPU Volume Fusion in 3D Canvas
  • For visualization, interpretation, volume QA
  • 3 new modes of volume rendering (RGBA, Addition, Alpha Blending) in addition to existing option of single mode with/without volume lighting
  • New Block Properties design to streamline volume selection and switching between face and volume modes of display, including a dedicated “thick slab” mode
  • Adds significant value to structural, stratigraphic, quantitative and geobody-picking workflows
  • Improved usability and accessibility to existing and new functionality

Updated Workflows for Interpreters

Sculpting Workflow Improvements

  • Sculpt multiple volumes in same interval with one workflow
  • Complementary to GPU volume fusion
  • Faster, multi-volume sculpting workflow (>100x faster, especially for very large volumes)
  • In a single step, isolate zones of interest in multiple seismic volumes - streamlined workflows and improved productivity

Waveform Classification Workflow Improvements

  • Optional Principal Component Analysis (PCA) dimensionality reduction as an integral part of the waveform classification process
    • Includes PCA QC plots and reports
    • User can create PCA maps for QC                   
  • Ensures that only the most differentiating aspects of the input datasets are used to characterize the subsurface

Attribute Clustering Workflow Improvements

  • Addition of Hierarchical and Hybrid methods

  • Greater user flexibility to select appropriate machine learning methods

Rock Type Classification Workflow Improvements

  • More options when creating Training sets
    • Extract at seismic resolution
    • Extract around wells
  • Display well logs as group in the result hub
  • An enriched training set improves the quality of the predictive model
  • Improved usability


New Workflows for Interpreters 

Map  Classification Workflow

  • Machine learning unsupervised facies classification using maps as input data
  • Enables users to perform classification using maps when volumes are unavailable
  • Enables users to perform classification using maps when the map information is more detailed

Complex Trace Workflow

  • Available from all viewers
  • Access to parameter testing
  • Option to save workflow parameters
  • Results managed by workflow
  • Option to chain workflow, e.g. a PCA workflow feeding directly into seismic classification and geobody extraction
  • Workflow-driven interface comprising a comprehensive suite of poststack derivative attributes provides users with on-demand access
  • Chaining workflows results in an automated and repeatable series of actions

General Performance Improvements 

  • Huge performance improvements in volume sculpting (CPU & GPU)
    • >100x faster, especially for very large volumes
  •    Improved productivity and time to results

Processing & Imaging

Simplified handling for larger and more complex seismic surveys

  • Diffraction imaging quality improvements
  • Reduces noise and improves image clarity
  • EarthStudy 360 performance enhancements for CPU and GPU implementation, and when using shot gathers as input.  
  • In GPU implementation with large data sets, an improvement of over x3 has been achieved.  
  • Reduces overall project run times
  • Prestack RTM (pre-release, part of the ongoing Kaleidoscope technology collaboration project between Emerson and Repsol) 
  • Q Tomography (pre-release)
  • Together with EarthStudy 360 Q compensation, delivers a complete workflow for deriving and applying Q as part of depth imaging
  •  Support for AMD processors
  • Expands hardware options for users, both on prem and running on the cloud

Data Management and Connectivity

Seamless coexistence and collaboration

Upgrades to WAM Functionality

  • Optimization of Well Queries (minutes to seconds)
  • Persistent WFS services 
  • Indexed Project Browse with Export capabilities
  • Well Database comparison
  • Overall performance improvements


  • Support for Petrel* 2020, 2019 and 2018 (*is a mark of Schlumberger)
  • Updated connectivity to the latest versions of Petrel