Geophysical Insights hosting the 2018 OIl & Gas Machine Learning Symposium in Houston on September 27, 2018
Dr. Tom Smith presenting on Machine Learning at the 3D Seismic Symposium on March 6th in Denver
What is the "holy grail" of Machine Learning in seismic interpretation? by Dr. Tom Smith, GSH Luncheon 2018
Using Attributes to Interpret the Environment of Deposition - A Video Course. Taught by Kurt Marfurt, Rocky Roden, and ChingWen Chen
Dr. Kurt Marfurt and Dr. Tom Smith featured in the July edition of AOGR on Machine Learning and Multi-Attribute Analysis

Installing a Paradise Client

1) Navigate to the “Downloads” folder in Windows Explorer, or whichever the folder the Paradise install executable was saved, select and right-click on the ParadiseSetup installation executable. Select “Run as administrator.”

2) Select “Yes” to begin the Paradise installation.


3) Click “Next” to progress.


4) Accept the license agreement, click “Next” to continue.

5) Select “Paradise Client Only” to install the Paradise Client to a workstation or laptop. Click “Next” to continue.


6) This dialog is not applicable to a client install. Click “Next” to continue.


7) The Paradise Client is installed in the default location inside the Program Files folder within the “Geophysical Insights” folder. Click “Next” to progress.

8) As a preface to this step, it is important to note that the “Paradise” folder, along with its nested subfolders, that will be created or pointed to in this step are the same folders for installing both the Paradise Client installation and Paradise Server. So if these folders have already been created during the installation of Paradise Server, the existing folders are pointed to during the Client installation using the “Use Existing Folders” option described below. DO NOT specify different folders for the Client and Server installations. There is one “Paradise” folder that is used for both the Paradise Client and Paradise Server.

There are two options to designate the location of the Paradise folder:   

Option 1 - “Create New Root Folder. This option is used to have the installation program create the “Paradise” folder and all its nested subfolders on the target machine for the current installation, and

Option 2 - “Use Existing Folders. This option is used to point to a set of folders that are pre-created by the user and may be located on a different computer. The primary “Paradise” folder will contain the files containing the seismic volumes used by Paradise, as well as Workspace folders and a Database Backup folder.

The Paradise installation process will create a parent “Paradise” folder, with three nested child folders, namely, “PDM”, “Workspaces”, and “DBbackup. The administrator can choose to distribute these three child folders to different computers, which is common in client-server configurations of Paradise. The permissions on the three child folders are as follows:

1) For the “PDM” folder there are two sets of read and write permissions that need to be applied. First, the owner of the ParadiseIsland service (configured in the installation program when the login user name and password are specified) requires read and write permissions to the “PDM” folder. Secondly, whichever user is logged in to the computer that is running Paradise needs read and write permissions to the “PDM” folder.

2) For the “Workspace” folder, the owner of the ParadiseIsland service (configured in the installation program when the login user name and password are specified) requires read and write permissions to the “Workspace” folder. 

3) Ensure that the “DBbackup” folder resides on the same computer as the Paradise database.

For Paradise Client installs, select Option 2, “Create New Root Folder”. This option points each Paradise Client the “Paradise” folder and its nested subfolders that were created during the previous Paradise Server installation. Again, there is only one “Paradise” folder that is common to all Paradise Client and Paradise Server installations.

OPTION 2: Use Existing Folders – Point to the Paradise folder that was created during the Paradise Server install:

a) From Windows Explorer on the machine that where Paradise is to be installed copy the path to the previously created “PDM” folder. In this case seen below, copy: \\GI-DEV-WKST07\Paradise\PDM. This path must be an explicit UNC path and should begin with two back-slashes and the computer name. DO NOT use the names of mapped drives or mapped folders.

Any logged in user on the computer that is running the Paradise Client should have read and write access to the PDM folder.

b) Select the “Use Existing Folders” radio button and paste the path to the PDM folder- copied in the previous step - to the edit field associated with “Use Existing folders.” 

Once Option 2 (“Use Existing Folders”) is complete, click “Next” to continue.

9) Complete the “Windows Service Name” field with the name of the computer on which the Paradise Server is installed. Click “Next to continue.


10) Click “Install” to initiate the installation.

“Generate System Information report” creates a file, Geophysical.SystemInformation.txt, located at C:\Program Files\Geophysical Insights, from the “msinfo32.exe /report” command, which describes configuration information about the computer and its operating system.

“Generate IP Configuration report” creates a file, Geophysical.IPConfig, located at C:\Program Files\Geophysical Insights from the “ipconfig.exe /all” command, which displays all current TCP/IP network configuration values. This file is used to retrieve the MAC address of the computer if a license file needs to be generated.

11) Click “Finish” to complete the Paradise Client installation. Several reports can be generated by checking any of the check boxes.

“Show the Windows Installer log” is a log of all installation events that is used if there was a problem with the installation.

12) If the Paradise server component is already installed, and the ParadiseIsland service is running on the server computer, then left double-click on the Paradise icon on the Windows desktop of the client machine to launch the Paradise application.