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

Specifying a New PDM Path in Paradise

 

1) First open the “Programs and Features” window on a 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, 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.

For Windows 8 machines:

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 wishes to add this feature, check the check box. To remove this feature, uncheck the check box.

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7) To change the path to a specific PDM folder containing 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.

Once the new PDM path has been decided, 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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To 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 so the user will 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 the login user name and password were specified), 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, complete the “Windows Service Password” and “Confirm Windows Service Password” fields with the Windows user login password associated with the user name in the “Windows Service User Name” field, i.e., the username and password that is used to log into Windows.  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 running.

10) Click “Install” to begin the installation.

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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.

15) If additional AASPI attributes for the Attribute Generator have been installed, rebooting the computer 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 the additional AASPI attributes for the Attribute Generator were not 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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