For Immediate Release
Geophysical Insights Announces Paradise Scripting Language
Society of Exploration Geophysicists, San Antonio, Texas – 16 September 2019
Geophysical Research, LLC (d/b/a 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.