Halliburton launches GeoGraphix Discovery 3D
Houston, October 27, 2009
Landmark, a brand of Halliburton has launched GeoGraphix Discovery 3D software, an innovative 3D visualization offering based on next-generation Microsoft graphics and gaming technology.
The software is one of the first oil and gas solutions leveraging the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system as well as the latest DirectX graphics technology, combined with Microsoft Xbox gaming technology.
The new Microsoft Windows PC-based offering incorporates state-of-the-art interactive visualisation tools from Microsoft’s Xbox gaming console and the 64-bit capabilities and performance of the new Microsoft Windows 7 operating system.
Using this new member of the GeoGraphix product family, Discovery 3D software users will have an immersive, game-like experience when developing geologic interpretations.
The new product vastly improves the way geoscientists interact with and manipulate 3D subsurface models, allowing for faster, more accurate interpretations and decisions, said a senior official.
Chris Usher, senior director of Landmark Software and Services, said Discovery 3D software was the result of the partnership combining Landmark’s geoscience expertise and Microsoft’s rich and pervasive technology platform.
"Landmark is again leading in innovation by introducing an E&P visualization product that applies the latest in 3D graphics and gaming technology, giving geoscientists a seamless and productive way to interact with 3D models," Usher noted.
"Discovery 3D software also provides up-and-coming generations of geoscientists a familiar environment to work in, making it quick and easy for them to adopt this technology."
According to Usher, the" familiar experience is completed by the Windows PC platform for Discovery 3D software, making high-performance 3D visualization and interpretation tools accessible and affordable to companies of all sizes."
“We are delighted with the Halliburton partnership,” said Albrecht (Ali) Ferling, managing director, Worldwide Oil and Gas Industries for Microsoft.
"Discovery 3D software is a great example and just the tip of the iceberg in a series of breakthrough innovations our companies will deliver to the oil & gas industry in the coming months and years," he noted.
"Halliburton’s commitment to the Windows 7 operating system and DirectX graphics is a great recognition of the enterprise-class capabilities and technology delivered by our latest operating system, as well as a confirmation of the great momentum of Microsoft’s offerings and partnerships in the oil and gas industry worldwide," Ferling added.-TradeArabia News Service