Jason Geosystems Announces the 5.0 Release of the Jason Geoscience Workbench

Jason Geosystems BV introduces an advanced, multi-volume based, quantitative analysis system which will take reservoir identification and characterization to a new level. This new version (5.0) of the Jason Geoscience Workbench includes among others: an expanded 3D reservoir Visualizer and Analyzer with "body checking" a powerful method of identifying, classifying, and capturing reservoir bodies in 3D, based on multiple volumes and objective selection criteria; Largo a rock physics module for fluid substitution, synthesis of sonic and shear logs and other log correction work; and Rocktrace for PP and PS elastic impedance iversion and simultaneous multi-stack iversion for Vp, Vs, and density, followed by classification for lithology and porosity using rock moduli.

For more information please visit the Jason Web site: www.jasongeo.com.

Veritas Installs New SX-5 Supercomputer in Singapore

On November 1, 1999, Veritas DGC Inc. completed the installation of its new NEC SX-5/6B vector supercomputer in its data processing facility in Singapore.

This new SX-S/6B is the geophysical industry's most powerful processing vector supercomputer in the Asia Pacific region and will greatly increase Veritas' ability to meet demand for advanced 3D seismic processing both regionally and worldwide. The new system is connected to the Veritas data processing network via a 100 MegaBytes per second high-speed connection.

This SX-S/6B system comprises six CPU's, each with a peak performance of eight GigaFlops, giving a total of 48 GigaFlops. This SX-S/6B is configured with a total of 32 GigaBytes of main memory and a bandwidth of 384 GBper second. In addition, disk storage has been increased from 3.2 TeraBytes of HIPPI RAID to 12 TeraBytes.

For Veritas, the new system is aimed at the complex 3D imaging and depth migration market. It will enable the Company to significantly reduce time-to-solution on large 3D projects and will allow for major technical enhancements through the use of higher fidelity pre and post-stack imaging algorithms. This will allow Veritas to perform 3D prestack time and depth migrations on larger and denser data volumes.

Scott Pickford Forms New Advanced Reservoir Geophysics Group

Scott Pickford, the Reservoir Management arm of Core Laboratories, continues to integrate its expanding global geophysical capabilities in order to effectively resolve issues surrounding reservoir uncertainties. Through the formation of the Advanced Reservoir Geophysics group (ARG), a vehicle for the delivery of leading edge reservoir characterization techniques has been created.

Fundamental to this group is the premise that regardless of the scale of a problem, the solution may be within the seismic. It recognizes two scales of uncertainty; the reservoir framework, such as geological setting, structure, depth and faulting; and reservoir properties including lithology, porosity, fluid fill and overpressure. While individual methods are more appropriate to some issues than others, it is rare that one technique in isolation will be able to provide a total solution. Equally, a prescriptive combination of tools will not always elicit the most thorough analysis and efficient modeling routines.

Veritas Geoservices and Olympic Seismic Ltd. Announce Peace River Arch 2D Reprocessing Project

Veritas GeoServices announces that a significant portion of reprocessing of Olympic Seismic's 2,500 kilometer Peace River Arch project has been completed at Veritas' Calgary data processing center and is available for delivery.



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