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2018 London Technical Seminar

2018 London Technical Seminar

The Institute of Directors provided the perfect setting for Sharp Reflections’ 2018 London Technical Seminar. Geoscientists from the region listened to presentations of the capabilities of the Pre-Stack Pro software and saw demonstrations of it running directly “on the Cloud”.
After a welcome coffee, the morning kicked off with an introduction to the company, by CEO Bill Shea. This included a description of the company’s organization and its technology, along with the relationship to the Fraunhofer Institute in Kaiserslautern, Germany which provides the middleware for Pre-Stack Pro’s and is the foundation for its outstanding performance.

Stephane Perrier (Director UK Services) covered many of the processing capabilities available in the package. The near instantaneous results achievable through the Cloud set-up clearly impressed the audience as even complex processes took only seconds to apply to a 45Gb volume of pre-stack gathers. Adrian Smith (VP Eastern Hemisphere) then gave a demonstration of the Quantitative Interpretation tools in Pre-Stack Pro, instantly creating AVO, coloured inversion and EEI volumes from the same volume.

After the lunchbreak, a demonstration of PCube+, Sharp Reflections’ Bayesian inversion package was given by Chief Geophysicist Peter Harris. He showed how PCube+ can be run in all hydrocarbon lifecycle stages, from exploration to production, ultimately computing geologic facies volumes and updating interpreted horizons, together with an assessment of the uncertainties involved.

The final demonstration was of Pre-Stack Pro’s azimuthal analysis capability with Bill Shea explaining the complexities of handling Common Offset Vector tiles and showing Pre-Stack Pro’s multi-dimensional data functionality.

These presentations provided “a great overview of [our] software and services” making it a very beneficial day for the participants and an excellent use of their time away from the office. There was also time to exchange thoughts and ideas on the value of pre-stack seismic data, with people keen to see the improvement in 3D visualization and the spectral decomposition with integrated RGB blending that will be in the upcoming 5.2 version of the software. Thank you to everyone that attended, who helped to make it the success it was. They now have to plan how to best use their free time in the cloud we provided as a follow up, while we look forward to planning a similar event soon.


Published on June 20, 2018