SOURCE: TerraSpark Geosciences

TerraSpark Geosciences

September 02, 2010 09:00 ET

TerraSpark Geosciences Launches Insight Earth® 1.4

Newest Version of TerraSpark's Flagship Solution Delivers Multiple Enhancements to Seismic Interpretation, Including Superior Imaging Capabilities, Faster Velocity Model Building and Improved Curvature Attributes That Deliver Added Depth and Clarity

HOUSTON, TX and BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - September 2, 2010) -  TerraSpark® Geosciences LLC announced today the release of Insight Earth® 1.4, the newest and most technologically advanced version of TerraSpark's benchmark seismic interpretation solution. Insight Earth 1.4 strengthens TerraSpark's reputation for innovative science-driven leadership, offering improved capabilities in several key areas of interpretation.

Geoffrey Dorn, PhD, CEO and president of TerraSpark, noted: "Insight Earth 1.4 represents the latest advances in research and development of Insight Earth's core capabilities. This version offers advancements in horizon edge stacking, Automated Fault Extraction, curvature attributes, horizon dip compensation and improved velocity modeling. Insight Earth is now an even faster and more accurate seismic interpretation product, offering superior image resolution and visual integrity."

Horizon Edge Stacking and Automated Fault Extraction™
Insight Earth 1.4's horizon edge stacking function, combined with major improvements to TerraSpark's patented Automated Fault Extraction process, significantly upgrades fault image quality and clarity through the use of higher resolution algorithms, and improves the S/N ratio of fault features, including lower angle faults.

New Curvature Attributes
Enhancements include mean curvature and azimuth, most positive curvature and azimuth, and most negative curvature and azimuth. These provide improved fracture zone identification, with added accuracy of overall fault interpretation.

Horizon Dip Compensation
In this release, virtually all processes within the interpretation workflow are now compensated for horizon dip -- an improvement that enhances image integrity of faults and other geobodies, with great reduction in blurring and smear effects inherent to all non-dip compensated processes.

Faster Velocity Modeling
A mesh-built mask volume feature improves and accelerates the salt body interpretation workflow via simultaneous interpretation of the top and base of salt bodies. This further enhances one of TerraSpark's key value elements, namely Insight Earth's ease of use and application speed beyond the first (initial) three-dimensional velocity model in which boundaries and surfaces are identified.

Insight Earth is widely recognized within the energy exploration and production market for its unique workflow and True Volume seismic interpretation process, wherein each step in the interpretation process informs and improves the next step, as opposed to conventional "one-slice-at-a-time" views inherent to most seismic interpretation solutions.

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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