NEWLY REVISED CATALOG OF SCIENTIFIC SOFTWARE AVAILABLE
RockWare, Inc., a Wheat Ridge-based software company, has released its 1993 catalog of scientific software. Featuring over 350 products, the catalog contains a wide variety of software packages for the geosciences, archaeology, chemistry, biology, geophysics, GIS, civil/geotechnical engineering, astronomy, hydrology, mathematics/statistics, and the environmental sciences. The platforms supported include DOS, Windows, Macintosh, UNIX, AutoCAD, and Amiga. The product descriptions include RockFAX reference numbers for use with the on-line Fax service, which provides additional information about each product. For further information or a catalog, contact RockWare, Inc. 4251 Kipling St., Suite 595, Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033 USA. Phone: (303) 423-5645 or Fax: (303) 423-6171.
NEW PORTABLE CESIUM MAGNETOMETER
EG&G Geometries has introduced a new portable cesium magnetometer, a modified version of the MK22 ferrous object and ordnance locators built for the U.S. Navy. The civilian designated G-822L is a very sensitive, continuous-reading total field magnetometer useful for a wide variety of geologic mapping and search applications.
The civilian modification includes an RS-232 port to interface the magnetometer to an external computer. Magnetic readings are provided 10 times per second for automatic data storage. Software is available from EG&G Geometries for logging the data on the computer, and for plotting magnetic contour maps of the survey area. The combination provides a very efficient means to create a magnetic map of an area.
ADVANCE BECOMES A SUN RESELLER
Advance Geophysical announces that they have signed an independent value added reseller agreement (IVAR) with Sun Microsystems. As a new SUN IV AR, Advance will be integrating their ProMAX and ProMAX Prospector workstation based seismic processing packages with SUN’s SPARCstation series of RISC computers. These turnkey solutions will be available from Advance throughout their network of worldwide sales offices.
INTERNATIONAL PETROLEUM SERVICES COMPANY ORDERS FUJITSU AMERICA SUPERCOMPUTER
Fujitsu America, a subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited, the world’s second largest computer company, recently announced its first VPX series supercomputer order after entering the U.S. supercomputer market last March. GECO-PRAKLA, part of the Schlumberger Oilfields Services group, will install Fujitsu’s VPX220 model vector supercomputer for large computational demands associated with 3-D seismic processing at its Houston, Texas computing center.
EDCON AND GETECH JOIN FORCES
EDCON, Inc. (Denver) and GETECH (Leeds) recently announced the commencement of operations as EDCON/GETECH located in Leeds, u.K. Combining GETECH, the University of Leeds Innovations Ltd’s gravity and magnetic mapping company and EDCON’s marine gravity meter system, SAGE, EDCON/GETECH provides marine gravity and magnetic services to UK oil companies, assisting them in their exploration work for oil.
EDCON/GETECH offers full processing and interpretation services using EDCON’s newest software installed on over 25 Sun workstations. This includes the high resol ution processing of data from EDCON’s SAGE system which is seeing extensive application on 3-D surveys due to its unprecedented accuracy.
DRAKE TO DIRECT SOLBOURNE MARKETING
Lisa Drake, former Sun Microsystems, Inc. senior product manager, has joined Solboume as Director of marketing, reporting to President and CEO Carl Hermann. In her new position, Drake will be responsible for the evolution and marketing of the products that support Solbourne’s Application Optimized Architecture (AOA) strategy.
COGNISEIS DEVELOPMENT, INC. RELOCATES
CogniSeis Development, Inc. has relocated its Boulder Center to a larger facility due to an increased demand for its geologic products and services. The new address is 4775 Walnut Street, Suite #2A, Boulder, CO 80301 USA.
CWLS/SPWLA JOINT FORMATION EVALUATION SYMPOSIUM
The CWLS/SPWLA Joint Formation Evaluation Symposium will be held in Calgary, June 13-16, 1993. Fifty papers will be presented on latest developments in formation evaluation, case studies, resistivity logging, nuclear logging, acoustic logging, MWD, borehole imaging, cased hole logging and production logging, wireline formation testing, mechanical rock properties and petrophysical laboratory measurements.
In addition, three short (l day) courses will be offered including: Geological Log Interpretation; Analysis of Russian Well Logs; and Advances in Mud Logging. Detailed program and registration forms can be obtained from CWLS, #229, 640 - 5th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P OM6. Phone: (403) 269-9366.
SEMINARS OFFERED BY INSIGHT INFORMATION INC.
Insight Information Inc., will be holding 2 one-day seminars in Calgary. The first entitled “Gas Sales Contracts” will be held April 28, 1993 at the Westin Hotel, Calgary, the second “Gas-Fired Cogeneration: Assessing the Market Opportunities” will be held May 26, 1993 at the Palliser Hotel. For further information or registration contact: Insight Information Inc., Attention: Marina Midgley, 55 University Avenue, Suite 1700, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2V6. Phone: (416) 777-1242, Fax: (416) 777-1292.