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

Re-configuring a Paradise Installation Using Modify (Moving Paradise Data)

Prerequisites: If the Paradise data file location needs to be moved, do so before modifying the software. To do this, complete the following steps. 

  • Navigate to the current file location (Example - D:\Paradise)
    • The folders inside should include DBackup, PDM, and/or Workspaces
  • Cut/Copy the entire PDM data folder
  • Paste the folder onto the new drive location inside of a folder called Paradise

Once complete, proceed to using the control panel to modify the software to point to the new location. 

1) First open the “Programs and Features” window on the Windows computer. To open the “Programs and Features” window, left-click on the “Start” button in the bottom left-hand corner of the computer screen. Depending on the version of Windows that is installed, the “Start” button in the bottom left-hand corner of the computer screen looks like:       

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Type the words “Programs and Features” in the search field.

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On Windows 8 machines, click on the “Start” button in the bottom left-hand corner of the computer screen, and a blank edit field will appear only after typing the words “Programs and Features.”

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2) Select the “Programs and Features” item that appears in the listing to bring up the “Program and Features” window.

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3) In the “Program and Features” window, scroll down and find the “Paradise” listing. Right-click on “Paradise” and select “Change” from the popup menu.

4) This will bring up the Paradise installer. Click “Next” to progress.

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5) Select “Modify.” Click “Next” to progress.

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6) If the user has a license for the additional AASPI attributes and wish to add this feature, they may check the check box. If this feature needs to be removed, uncheck the check box.

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7) To change the path to the PDM folder containing the seismic data, select the “Use Existing Folders” radio button, and point to the new path. We recommend that the new path points to a drive with at least 1 Terabyte of free space.

NOTE: Moving the actual data files is as simple as cutting and pasting the Paradise folder to the new location. Copy the contents of the old PDM folder to the new PDM folder to have the seismic volumes defined in the old PDM folder to show up in Paradise.

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Tto store the PDM folder on a different computer, copy the “PDM” folder path from the top of Windows Explorer. In the case seen below, we would copy: \\GI-DEV-WKST07\Paradise\PDM. This path must be a UNC path, and should begin with two back-slashes and the computer name. Do not use the names of mapped drives or mapped folders.

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If the path being specified is on another computer, apply “Sharing” permissions to these folders to be able to see these other folders across the network. This can be done by right-clicking on the specific folder and selecting, “Share with” … “Specific people.” Share permissions can be extended to “Everyone” or specific people using “Find people ….” 

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 (which is configured in the installation program when specifying the login user name and password), needs read and write permissions to the “PDM” folder. Secondly, whichever user is logged in to the computer that is running the Paradise application, needs read and write permissions to the “PDM” folder.

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8) Select the “Use Existing Folders” radio button, and paste the path to the PDM folder that was copied in the previous step, to the “Use Existing Folders” edit field. Click “Next” to progress.

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9) On the “Paradise Customization” page, the “Windows Service User Name,” the “Database Host Name,” and the “Database Backup Folder” are all customizable.

For the “Windows Service User Name,” enter in the Domain name, followed by a backslash, and then the user name, using the format: Domain\User Id. Also remember to enter the log on password associated with that user name in the “Windows Service Password” and “Confirm Windows Service Password” fields.

Also note that the user name entered will be the owner of the ParadiseIsland service, and this user will need to be an administrator on the computer on which the ParadiseIsland service is installed.

Note that if the “Windows Service User Name” and its associated passwords are changed, a SQLServer login with sysadmin role must exist for this user in SQL Server for the SQL Server ParadiseIsland instance. The SQLServerForParadise installer that is used to install the ParadiseIsland instance of SQLServer automatically creates the necessary SQLServer login with the necessary sysadimin role for the user who was logged in when the SQLServerForParadise installer was run. But if a different user is specified in the “Windows Service User Name” field, ensure that this different user has the necessary SQLServer login with sysadmin role defined. This login can be created using SQL management Studio for the ParadiseIsland instance of SQL Server under “Security/Logins. After the new login is created for the user, right-click on the login, select properties, select “Server Roles,” and check the “Sysadmin” checkbox.

To reconfigure the database host name, check the check box associated with the “Database Host Name” field, and enter in the computer name that has the SQL Server database on it.

The Database Backup Folder and the Workspaces Folder paths can only be specified during an initial installation. The Database Backup Folder path can be reset from within Paradise at Data Management, Backup Databases, Database backup directory. Likewise, the Workspaces Folder path can be reset from within Paradise at Utilities, Neural Processor Configuration, Computation Server Work Path.

10) Click “Install” to begin the installation.

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“Generate System Information report” – Creates a file, Geophysical.SystemInformation.txt, located at C:\Program Files\Geophysical Insights, from the “msinfo32.exe /report” command, that 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, that 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 “OK” to initiate the database backup.

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12) The database backup is complete. Click “OK” to continue the installation.

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13)Select “No.”

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

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

15) If additional AASPI attributes for the Attribute Generator have been installed, a reboot of thecomputer is required for the AASPI attributes for the Attribute Generator to function properly. Choose to reboot at this time or at a later time. If additional AASPI attributes for the Attribute Generator have not been installed, this message will not appear.

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16) Check that the ParadiseIsland service is running in the Services window. To open the Services window, left-click on the “Start” button in the left-hand corner of the computer screen. Depending on the version of Windows that is installed, the “Start” button in the bottom left-hand corner of the computer screen looks like:

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Type the word “Services” in the search field.

On Windows 8 machines, click on the “Start” button in the bottom left-hand corner of the computer screen and a blank edit field will appear only after typing the word “Services.”

17) In the Services dialog, check that the “Status” of the ParadiseIsland service is “Started” or “Running,” depending on the version of the Windows operating system that is running. If the status of the ParadiseIsland service is “Started” or “Running,” close the Services window, and Paradise is finished installing.

If the “Status” is neither “Started” nor “Running,” then right-click on the ParadiseIsland listing in the Services dialog, and select “Properties.”

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18)  Select the second tab entitled, “Log On,” and enter the user’s log on password twice. Click “OK.” It is important to note that the owner of the ParadiseIsland service should be an administrator on the computer. The ParadiseIsland service can be run as a Local System account by selecting the “Local System account” radio button, but Paradise will then be only able to access files and folders on the computer that Paradise is installed on, and will not be able to access files and folders across the network. This is particularly relevant with regards to the location of the “Paradise” folder and its nested “PDM” folder containing the seismic volumes that Paradise creates and uses.

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19) Right-click on the ParadiseIsland service, and select “Start.”

20) The status of the ParadiseIsland service should be “Started” or “Running,” depending on the version of the Windows operating system that is on the computer.

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21) If the ParadiseIsland service is running, the left double-click on the “Paradise 3.1” icon on the Windows desktop to start the Paradise application.

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