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OpendTect seismic interpretation software doubled in 3 years

Thursday, September 26, 2013

dGB Earth Sciences of the Netherlands reports that its "OpendTect" seismic interpretation software has roughly doubled in usage over the past 3 years.

The number of developers on its mailing list has also doubled in the past 3 years to 483 now.
There are 3020 academic licenses to the software, being used at 340 different universities worldwide.
The Open Seismic Repository, for storing seismic data which is freely available, has seen 20.7 terabytes downloaded so far.

dGB has drawn a comparison between OpenTect and its competitors according to the only metric publicly available - LinkedIn group members.

OpendTect has 855 members to its LinkedIn Group, compared to 3884membersin the Petrel Independent User Group; 992membersin the Seismic Micro Technology Kingdom User Group; 1177 members of the Landmark Open works Independent User Group; and 744 members of the GeoFrame Independent User Group (data counted inAug 2013).

Companies who are using the Opend Tect software include: NOCs: ADA Oil (KNOC), Saudi Aramco, BAPEX, CNOOC, Ecopetrol, KJO, KNOC, MOL, NIOC, OMV, ONGC, Petrobangla, Petrobras, Petrochina, PTTEP, Sinopec, Sinochem, Statoil, ZADCO
Majors: Chevron, ENI -Agip, ExxonMobil

Independents: Anadarko, Addax, Apco, Abundant Resources, Aspect Energy, BG Group, Cathedral Energy, Cairn, CAPEX, CNR, Detnor, DNO, GDF SUEZ, Geoproduction, Gran Tierra, Inpex, Jogmec, JGI, Lukoil, Maersk, Marathon, Maness Petroleum, MEO, Nettlecombe, Newfield, Noble Energy, OGX Petroleo, Pan American, Petrolero, Premier (oilexco), Reliance Ind., RosNeft, Rocoil, Samson Resources, Santos, Sigma Energy, Wintershall, Woodside

Service companies: 3D-Geo, AGR -Tracs, ARK CLS,ArkEx,Beicip,BGP, CGG, Dana Geophysics, Dakon, DegeconekNigeria, Earthworks E&R, EOSYS, Fugro-Jason, Fugro-Robertson, Gas-KCO, GCTGeoCruiser, GeoInfo, Geokinetics, Geostan, Holleman& Kenney, IF Technologies, IkonScience, KerogenResource, Norsar, Optim, Petroguard, ThrustbeltImaging, Predict Geocon PGS,RPS, SIGSA, Spice Inc.

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