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Geophysical Insights Announces Paradise Scripting Language

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Geophysical Insights Announces Paradise Scripting Language

Society of Exploration Geophysicists, San Antonio, Texas – 16 September 2019

Geophysical Insights chose the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting in San Antonio to announce the launch of the Paradise Scripting Suite. Those universities in the Paradise University Program will be the first recipients of the new programming language that is specifically for geoscience application development.

The Paradise Scripting Language (PSL) is a powerful procedural language for geophysical signal and neural network analysis. PSL commands are written using the Paradise Scripting Editor (PSE), which allows for editing, building, and debugging with ease. The Paradise Script Processor (PSP), which runs the scripts, is a language processor constructed with Intel Fortran, Parallel Studio XE 2016 64-bit in Windows Studio Ultimate.

The PSL programming environment offers over 600 geoscience specific commands for analyzing geoscience data. Using the PSL geophysical toolbox, researchers can write custom commands that include unsupervised and supervised neural network analysis. PSL comes with pre-built scripts for seismic data conditioning, resampling, ranging, clipping, balancing, whitening, and others. Students and researchers can also develop new and custom functionality and share the PSL scripts with a growing Paradise development community via a PSL forum on the Paradise Customer Portal. Scripts can also be shared via personal GitHub accounts.

“By opening up our scripting suite to researchers inside and outside the academic community, we are empowering the next generation of geoscientists and petroleum engineers to create new geophysical data procedures, and leverage our machine learning and deep learning knowledge,” says Dr. Tom Smith, President & CEO of Geophysical Insights. “PSL and the supporting suite of tools will save investigators substantial time versus programming in general-purpose languages by providing a rich set of commands built for geoscience. Those writing routines in PSL will also have the benefit of using the Paradise® AI workbench to load, visualize, and operate on the output of their code, leveraging the off-the-shelf machine learning and deep learning capabilities of Paradise. PSL expands the Paradise ecosystem to data scientists and researchers who want to develop and apply AI and advanced data analytics”.

PSL and related suite of tools are only available currently to the Paradise University Program participants; however, accredited universities are welcome to apply to the program, which is free of charge. Complementing the launch of PSL, Geophysical Insights has introduced a new e-course by Dr. Tom Smith: Machine Learning Essentials for Seismic Interpretation.

About Geophysical Insights

Geophysical Insights was founded in 2008 by Dr. Tom Smith with the vision of applying machine learning methods to geologic interpretation to reduce the risk of exploration and the cost of field development. The mission of the business is to develop the next generation of interpretation tools in an intuitive, elegant interface that can be used by all interpreters. Over three years in development, Paradise had its commercial debut at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Annual Convention in 2013 and has seen steady worldwide adoption since its launch.

Geophysical Insights continues to build artificial intelligence capabilities in the Paradise workbench, which is proving to reveal deeper insights into the seismic response. Built for large sets of data, Paradise is a ‘Big Data’ solution that easily scales from a single workstation to an enterprise. With adaptive algorithms that learn from the data, interpreters can extract more information from seismic and well data than would otherwise be possible from traditional interpretation tools.

Media Contact:
Hal Green
Geophysical Insights
713.480.2260
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Paradise 3.2 Press Release

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Geophysical Insights Launches Paradise 3.2, adding Geobody Identification Through Machine Learning and Attribute Generation using High-Performance Computing

Houston, 2 August 2018 — Geophysical Insights announces the launch of Paradise 3.2, which includes the isolation of geobodies through machine learning, and the generation of attributes on a LINUX High-Performance Computing (HPC) facility. Paradise is a multi-attribute seismic analysis workbench that uses machine learning to extract more information from both seismic and well data. The new geobody analysis ThoughtFlow™ in Paradise derives geobodies from the Self-Organizing Map (SOM) machine learning process.  This new technology in Paradise is the first instance in the industry to generate geobodies automatically using machine-learning classification results.  The new geobody capability allows interpreters to isolate areas of interest based on a common neuron or set of neurons. Upon generation, interpreters can edit – prune or fill – geobodies at the individual seismic sample level. Given velocities alone, the geobody analysis tool will estimate volumetrics.  Geobodies can also be filtered for size and neural classes. Along with geobodies, the newest version of Paradise enables companies that have an HPC cluster to generate AASPI geometric and spectral decomposition attributes in a fraction of the time it would take on even a large, multi-core server. The HPC capability also supports both SLURM and LSF Scheduler formats to ensure that resources are managed effectively.  Paradise 3.2 offers other performance improvements, including faster SEGY data loading and a connector to Petrel 2017. “The goal of both these new tools, and of Paradise itself, is to increase the efficiency of the interpreter and leverage machine learning technology states Dr. Tom Smith, President/CEO of Geophysical Insights. “The ability to automatically generate geobodies using machine learning takes the industry to a new level of interpretation. And, including HPC capabilities in Paradise was a logical extension of the Paradise platform due to the increasing use of geometric and spectral decomposition attributes in large seismic volumes. Our goal is to enable every interpreter to leverage machine learning technology in ways that will provide more time for analysis and focus on what’s important – finding oil and gas. We are delighted to offer a dramatic new Paradise version that applies new machine learning processes and reduces the time to results.” About Geophysical Insights Geophysical Insights was founded in 2008 by Dr. Tom Smith with the vision of applying machine learning methods to geologic interpretation to reduce the risk of exploration and the cost of field development.  The mission of the business is to develop the next generation of interpretation tools in an intuitive interface that uses guided ThoughtFlows, which can be used by all interpreters.  Over three years in development, Paradise was released at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Annual Convention in 2013 and has been adopted by the International Oil Companies (IOCs) and National Oil Companies (NOCs) and worldwide since its launch. Geophysical Insights continues to build machine learning capabilities in the Paradise workbench, which is proving to reveal deeper insights into the seismic response. Built for large sets of data, Paradise is a ‘Big Data’ solution that easily scales from a single workstation to an enterprise. With adaptive algorithms that learn from the data that are enabled by high-performance computing, interpreters can extract more information from seismic and well data than would otherwise be possible from traditional interpretation tools.      

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Paradise 3.1 Press Release

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Media Contact:
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Geophysical Insights
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Geophysical Insights Launches the Attribute Generator with an Expanded Library of Advanced Seismic Attributes

Houston, Texas, 24 April 2017
Geophysical Insights announced the launch of the new Attribute Generator in the latest release of Paradise® – version 3.1.  Paradise is a multi-attribute analysis platform that uses machine learning to extract more information from seismic and well data.  The new Attribute Generator features a library of over 100 attributes, including instantaneous, geometric, and spectral decomposition.  A key component of the release is inclusion of a library of spectral decomposition and geometric attributes by the AASPI  (Attribute Assisted Seismic Processing and Interpretation) Consortium at The University of Oklahoma.  In October 2016, Geophysical Insights announced an agreement with The University of Oklahoma to license the AASPI algorithms and make them available through guided Thought-Flows™ in the Paradise platform.  With the launch of the new Paradise Attribute Generator, these advanced attributes can now be used by more interpreters across the oil and gas industry, and in any geologic setting.  Version 3.1 of Paradise also includes RGB Blending and a “drag and drop” connector to Petrel. 

“We reviewed various sources of seismic advanced attributes, including developing our own, and found those from the AASPI Consortium represent the best in the industry,” according to Dr. Tom Smith, President and CEO of Geophysical Insights.  “Under Dr. Kurt Marfurt’s leadership, researchers at the AASPI Consortium are at the frontier of seismic attribute research, and we are proud to leverage AASPI technology.  The addition of the Attribute Generator advances our strategy of making Paradise the destination for attributes, machine learning, and multi-attribute analysis.”  

About the AASPI Consortium at the University of Oklahoma (OU)
The AASPI Consortium, which is led by Dr. Kurt Marfurt with the University of Oklahoma’s Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy, is a world-class research organization whose members include companies across many sectors of the oil and gas industry.  Their goal is to serve as a research component for independent and intermediate-sized oil and gas companies, domestic North American business units of large companies and national oil companies dealing with imaging subtle structures in land data and marine environments. In exchange for geologic insight, well control, 3D seismic data and consortium funding from sponsor companies, they generate and evaluate emerging technologies that can influence costly drilling and completion decisions.

Housing the AASPI Consortium, the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy at the University of Oklahoma consists of the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, the ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics and the Oklahoma Geological Survey. The schools are consistently rated among the top five petroleum engineering, petroleum geology and geophysics programs in the country.

About Geophysical Insights
Geophysical Insights was founded in 2008 by Dr. Tom Smith with the vision of applying machine learning methods to geologic interpretation to reduce the risk of exploration and the cost of field development.  The mission of the business is to develop the next generation of interpretation tools in an intuitive, elegant interface that can be used by all interpreters.  Over three years in development, Paradise was commercially launched at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Annual Convention in 2013 and has seen steady adoption in the industry since its launch. 

Geophysical Insights continues to build capabilities in the Paradise platform, which is proving to reveal deeper insights in the seismic response through multi-attribute analysis. Built for large sets of data, Paradise is a ‘Big Data’ solution that easily scales from a single workstation to an enterprise. With adaptive algorithms that learn from the data that are enabled by low-cost, high performance computing, interpreters are able to extract more information from seismic and well data than would otherwise be possible from traditional interpretation tools.

Geophysical Insights Becomes Industry Member Sponsor for AASPI

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Geophysical Insights Becomes an Industry Member Sponsor for the
Attribute Assisted Seismic Processing & Interpretation Consortium

DENVER, CO – 1 JUNE, 2015 – Geophysical Insights, developer of Paradise®, a multi-attribute seismic analysis software platform, announced today at the 2015 American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention & Exhibition that the company is now a member and sponsor of the Attribute Assisted Seismic Processing & Interpretation (AASPI) Consortium at the University of Oklahoma (OU).  AASPI is led by Dr. Kurt J. Marfurt, the Frank and Henrietta Schultz Chair and Professor of Geophysics at the ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics.

As a member and sponsor of AASPI, Geophysical Insights will support AASPI’s research on improved understanding of the impact of acquisition, processing, and imaging on seismic attributes.  In contrast to AASPI’s research work, the commercial, off-the-shelf Paradise software analyzes multiple attributes and well log data simultaneously to distill greater insights from the seismic response.  The technology development underway at Geophysical Insights and research at AASPI are viewed as complementary initiatives. The sponsorship funding will provide the time necessary for AASPI to evaluate emerging technologies that can influence costly drilling and completion decisions.

“We are delighted to be a member and sponsor of the AASPI Consortium,” said Dr. Tom Smith, President/CEO of Geophysical Insights. “The outstanding research being done at OU by Dr. Marfurt and his team are very much aligned with the principals and methods underlying our own aggressive technology development program. Our company’s participation in AASPI is also a great opportunity to invest in the next generation of geoscientists, and I encourage other like-minded companies to consider becoming a member in AASPI.”

“It’s great to have Geophysical Insights join our board of industry sponsors,” said Dr. Kurt Marfurt, Principal Investigator of AASPI. “Tom Smith is an industry thought leader on using pattern-recognition and machine learning methods to extract more information from multiple attributes, and I welcome his insights and the support of Geophysical Insights. We look forward to working with Tom and his staff to advance our research.”

 

About Geophysical Insights
Geophysical Insights (www.geoinsights.com ) develops pattern-recognition, machine-learning technologies to dramatically reduce exploration risks, field development costs, and the time required for interpretation. Paradise®, an off-the-shelf, multi-attribute seismic analysis software platform by Geophysical Insights, is the latest of the company’s developments. Launched commercially in late 2013, Paradise enables interpreters to easily apply advanced pattern recognition capabilities on multiple attributes through guided workflows, including Self-Organizing Maps (SOMs) and Principal Component Analysis (PCA).  Among several unique capabilities, the Paradise software features a means of quantifying the relative contribution of attributes to a volume, and a unique, interactive 2D Colormap that is integral to the classification results from Paradise.  Together, these methods provide a straightforward tool for the interpreter to gain greater insights in the seismic response.  The company supports the effective use of Paradise by interpreters through installation services, geoscience consulting, and training.

About Attribute Assisted Seismic Processing & Interpretation
The Attribute Assisted Seismic Processing & Interpretation (http://mcee.ou.edu/aaspi/index.html) is a consortium at the University of Oklahoma. The goal of the consortium is to serve as a research component for independent and intermediate-sized oil and gas companies, domestic North American business units of large companies, and national oil companies dealing with imaging subtle structures in land data and shelf environments.

Paradise 2.0 Press Release

­Geophysical Insights announces the commercial availability of Paradise® 2.0, the multi-attribute seismic analysis platform.

Geophysical Insights (booth #2163) announces a major upgrade of the Paradise multi-attribute seismic analysis platform at SEG 2014.  This announcement follows the commercial launch of the technology at SEG 2013.  Some of the more significant changes in Paradise 2.0 include…

  • New and larger geoscience workspace, providing space for future workflows
  • Easily customizable themes and backgrounds
  • Horizon ghosting – move a shape of the horizon in time or depth
  • Horizon Stratal slices – create a slice between two horizons and move it in time or depth
  • 2D color bar support for Self-Organizing Maps (SOM) on horizons and grids
  • Principal Component Analysis (PCA) on attributes delimited by horizons
  • Running a SOM over a larger area than the PCA sample area
  • Saving arbitrary lines as 2D lines
  • Enhanced well loading performance

“The concept of analyzing multiple attributes simultaneously and thereby gaining greater insights from the seismic response is being widely received by the industry, according to Dr. Tom Smith, President/CEO of Geophysical Insights.  “Paradise 2.0 is a major advancement for the platform, positioning the technology to host many new geoscience workflows and capabilities we have planned for 2015.  I invite interpreters to drop by our booth and find out why Paradise is unique in the application of advanced pattern recognition methods, and how these methods can be used to reduce exploration risk and field development cost.”

Geophysical Insights will have a series of presentations daily at the booth by leading geoscientists and interpretation software specialist.  Topics and presenters are shown below.  Printed schedules of presentations are available at the booth.

 

  • Rocky RodenSenior Geophysicist
    Evolution of Seismic Multi-Attribute Analysis – The Next Generation of Interpretation Tools
  • Deborah SacreySenior Geoscientist
    Case Studies in Paradise – Conventional & Unconventional Resource Plays
  • Blaine TaylorSenior Geophysicist
    Accelerating Interpretation using Paradise for Reconnaissance
  • James EwellSenior Analyst
    Welcome to Paradise – Advanced Geoscience Analysis Platform

Paradise Launch Press Release

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Media Contact:
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Geophysical Insights Announces Launch of Paradise, New Geosciences Software

Houston, Texas – 23 September 2013 – Geophysical Insights, the Houston-based geosciences company, announced today the commercial launch of Paradise™.  Paradise is an advanced analysis software platform that promises to reduce the risk of exploring for hydrocarbons by providing geoscientists new insights in seismic and engineering data.   The product suite enables rapid analysis and comparison of different aspects of seismic and engineering data, while revealing complex and subtle relationships in the data.  Paradise executes and manages workflows based on advanced pattern recognition methods, including Self-Organizing Maps (SOM) and Principal Component Analysis (PCA). The suite features guided workflows, interactive world maps, 3D imaging, and a unique 2D color mapping capability that is integrated and interactive with 3D imaging. Over three years in development, Paradise is a scalable, client-server architecture that has been built to take advantage of multi-processing and to manage very large files (a.k.a. ‘Big Data’).  The software suite has been designed by a team of geoscientists and interpretation software specialists, and has been thoroughly tested in various geologic settings worldwide.  The new platform will enable geoscientists to work independently or collaboratively across an oil and gas enterprise.

“Paradise has been rigorously applied by our geoscientists in a wide variety of onshore and offshore geologic settings worldwide, including unconventional resource plays,” says Dr. Tom Smith, President and CEO of Geophysical Insights.  “We have excellent test results that give us confidence that Paradise will accelerate the creation of geoscience knowledge while substantially reducing exploration risk.  Applying Self-Organizing Maps running as background tasks, it is the only geosciences software that can operate on seismic-related files automatically as new data files are added to the system.  This capability will continuously generate new knowledge for an oil and gas business.  We are also proud to choose the annual meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) to announce the commercial launch of Paradise.” 

About Geophysical Insights
Geophysical Insights (www.geoinsights.com) develops and applies advanced analytic software technology for the oil and gas industry. Founded by Dr. Tom Smith in 2009, Geophysical Insights is taking the interpretation process to deeper levels of understanding.  Providing the Paradise™ software suite, consulting services, and training, the company specializes in developing software products that offer advanced pattern recognition methods to reduce the risk in exploring and developing hydrocarbons.