SOURCE: TerraSpark Geosciences

TerraSpark Geosciences

September 01, 2011 09:00 ET

TerraSpark Geosciences Announces Launch of Insight Earth® 1.6

TerraSpark Pushes 3D Seismic Interpretation Innovation to New Heights, With New Features That Further Improve Performance, Efficiency, Accuracy and Ease of Use

HOUSTON, TX and BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - Sep 1, 2011) - TerraSpark® Geosciences LLC today announced Insight Earth® 1.6, the latest iteration of its flagship interpretation software product. This version represents a new threshold in both features and performance, building upon the breakthroughs in seismic interpretation capabilities for which Insight Earth is known.

In addition to refining and fine-tuning many aspects of the Insight Earth platform, Insight Earth 1.6 delivers a wide range of new features and capabilities, including:

  • Successful microseismic workflow for enhanced fracture detection
    • Multi-dimensional glyphs and attribute property calculator for interpretation and mapping
    • Up to 100 attributes can be loaded (no limit on calculated attributes)
    • Animation of microseismic data for propagation information
    • Co-rendering of multivariate attributes including anisotropy with amplitude data
    • Insight Earth Well Path™ to integrate all pertinent attributes, interpretation and mapping to optimize well bores
  • Data conditioning -- footprint removal and voxel processing
  • Upgraded snapping and autotracking
  • Efficient, automated 3D paint, mesh generation (Surface Wrapping™), mesh editing, salt mask generation and velocity model creation via simplified, easily iterative volume math
  • The most accurate, efficient, best-imaged Automated Fault Extraction™ tool in the industry

"Insight Earth 1.6 delivers tools that no one else can provide," said Geoffrey Dorn, PhD, CEO and president of TerraSpark. "We've noted for some time now that many industry watchers feel that not much has emerged in the way of true innovation in three-dimensional interpretation over the past few years. We know this simply isn't true. Insight Earth has been, from the outset, a leadership platform that pushes innovation to new heights. We've listened to what the users were saying and specifically engineered and designed our software to be more effective, more accurate and easier to use than anything else on the market."

With Insight Earth 1.6, interpretation workflows are in fact greatly accelerated, while improving quality and accuracy. These improvements provide interpretation enhancements in the context of a fully 3D seismic interpretation platform, the only such platform available in the industry.

Data Import, Export and Management
Insight Earth 1.6 delivers an integrated, interactive user interface redesigned for greater ease of use and stability for both data import and export. Import features are now even more compatible with multiple platforms (both files and formats), including Landmark, Paradigm, Petrel and SMT.

Insight Earth 1.6 includes new capabilities that allow greater user control, data visualization and flexibility.

Velocity Modeling
3D paint functionality has been implemented to increase precision; stopping surfaces now deliver a controlled autoflood for multi-z complexities and salt body flooding can now be completed quickly and efficiently without gaps.

Upgrades to Automated Fault Extraction
Fault enhance has been reconfigured to improve implementation and optimization workflow functions, resulting in much cleaner fault extractions. The active zone search function increases the opportunity for resultant fault linearity using dip and azimuth information from areas of higher fault probability.

About TerraSpark Geosciences
TerraSpark Geosciences (, headquartered near Boulder in Westminster, Colorado, leverages its unique blend of upstream industry experience, geoscience expertise and computer science skills to deliver groundbreaking software solutions. The company creates software tools for seismic data interpretation, seismic data processing, directional well-path planning and 3-D visualization. Its leadership in industry consortia and interpretation technology and history of successful patents distinguish them in this highly technical field.

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