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Houston User Group Meeting 2018

Join Us in Houston!

Petrosys would like to invite our Houston users to participate in our User Group Meeting on Wednesday, April 25th 2018, where we will be running a series of short presentations and demonstrations focusing on the new Map Templates functionality released in Petrosys PRO 2017.1.

We look forward to visiting with our clients and presenting the many improvements made in the Petrosys software!

Calgary User Group Meeting

Join Us in Calgary

Petrosys would like to invite our Calgary users to participate in our User Group Meeting on Thursday, March 1st, 2018, where we will be running a series of short presentations and demos focusing on the new Map Templates functionality released in Petrosys PRO 2017.1.

We look forward to visiting with our clients and presenting the many improvements made in the Petrosys software!

Visit us at GCAGS 2017 in San Antonio, TX!

The Houston Petrosys team will be exhibiting at this year’s Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies 2017 Annual Convention held in San Antonio, TX November 1-3.  Stop by booth #214 to view a demonstration and talk to our team about Petrosys PRO 2017.1!

See you at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, San Antonio, TX, USA

For more information, visit the official website here.

Petrosys Promotes Scott Tidemann to CEO

Petrosys, the industry leader in mapping, surface modeling and data management technology for the oil and gas industry, announced that Scott Tidemann has accepted the role of Chief Executive Officer.

His appointment follows recent changes to the Petrosys structure to position the group for growth following its acquisition by Vela Corporation.

Scott has been a key member of the Petrosys team for over 15 years during which time he has worked in multiple locations across the globe, in multiple roles, including senior management, software product management and development, support and services, marketing and sales. He has extensive knowledge of the Petrosys Mapping and Data Management products, as well as the E&P technology industry.

Scott leading a Petrosys European user group meeting. Discussing new product enhancements with clients and future development needs.

Scott’s 20+ years of oil and gas geoscience and software technology background ensures he understands the challenges that industry professionals face. “Our strategy is to further enhance Petrosys’ technologies based on market needs to improve client’s workflows and operational efficiencies, and extending these benefits throughout the world,” he said.

In addition, he is excited and looking forward to bringing new technologies into the Petrosys family. “For more than 30 years we have created strong, long-term, trusted relationships with clients through a respected and responsive support and service culture, backed by a domain-focused research and development team that is constantly listening to users and innovating. Our focus is on deepening the relationships we have with over 300 client sites worldwide, while sharing these proven workflow and efficiency benefits in new markets.”

“I’m passionate about the creative and effective use of technology and science to help resource companies find and develop reserves and manage our energy resources and the associated information in a responsible way. I’m looking forward to continuing to be able to work with clients and business partners in a responsive, personable and hands-on fashion to deliver real business value through our leading technologies and services.”

About Petrosys

Petrosys is part of Constellation Software Inc. (TSX: CSU) and is the industry-leader in mapping, surface modeling and data management software solutions for petroleum exploration and production – delivering direct connectivity with the most popular exploration, production and GIS data sources. The Petrosys® software suite produces high quality maps and surface models. It manages seismic, well, prospects, geoscience, GIS and other specialised data used in the search for oil and gas at over 300 sites around the world.

 

For further information please refer to www.petrosys.com.au. To connect with Scott, please email  scott.tidemann@petrosys.com.au or connect via LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/scotttidemann/.

Media enquiries please contact: info@petrosys.com.au.

Petrosys Announces Acquisition By Vela

Oil and gas technology company Petrosys is pleased to announce its acquisition by Vela Corporation, a subsidiary of Canadian public company Constellation Software Inc. (TSE:CSU).

The backing of Vela opens up a new phase of growth for Petrosys, allowing stronger penetration of new markets, faster software development and more innovative R&D. It also provides access to a broad pool of management expertise and software development skills.

Vela’s approach of allowing acquired companies to operate as stand-alone entities will ensure that Petrosys remains the respected, trusted, industry-leading provider for mapping, surface modeling and data management software for the oil and gas industry.

“We are excited to be able to join the Vela group and about the growth opportunities and longevity this will bring to the Petrosys brand, products and customers in the oil and gas market.” said Petrosys’ founder, Volker Hirsinger. “It will provide us with opportunities to thrive, whilst being able to enhance the Petrosys brand values of industry-leading technology and service that clients have come to trust.” Dr. Hirsinger will continue in his role as VP Americas, which will now allow him the opportunity to engage more closely with Petrosys clients and partners in the Americas.

“We are excited to add the Petrosys brand, product suite and knowledge base to the Vela group. This provides us a flagship brand and identity in the Oil and Gas market. By combining Petrosys domain knowledge, with the presence and the strength of the Vela group, we are excited about organic growth opportunities and this is the first of many acquisitions in the oil and gas market space,” said Damian McKay, Vice President at Vela Software.

Petrosys clients can be confident that the move will strengthen Petrosys’ position in the marketplace, whilst being assured that services, particularly Petrosys’ trusted industry-leading support, will remain unchanged.

About Petrosys

Petrosys is the industry-leader in mapping, surface modeling and data management software solutions for petroleum E&P – delivering direct connectivity with the most popular exploration, production and GIS data sources. The Petrosys® software suite produces high quality maps and surface models. It manages seismic, well, geoscience and other specialised data used in the search for oil and gas at over 300 sites around the world.

About Vela

Vela Software acquires, manages, and builds mission-critical vertical market software businesses that are located throughout the world. It works with its companies to improve operations, grow through organic initiatives, and acquire businesses that can strengthen market positioning. Vela is an operating group of Constellation Software Inc. (TSX: CSU), a public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange with 6 operating groups that provide software for over 80 vertical markets. Constellation Software Inc. has consolidated revenues exceeding US$2 billion with greater than 11,000 employees located in over 250 offices worldwide.

 

For further information please email info@petrosys.com.au or refer to www.petrosys.com.au.

Newsletter Edition 38 Now Available

Welcome to MAPPING GURU, the newsletter that contains the latest news and information from Petrosys.

 

 

In this issue:

New-Look Petrosys Theme
You may have come across some new faces at recent tradeshows… they’re the faces of our new theme which highlights Petrosys’ ability to unify and leverage insights from your entire team through integrated, automated workflows; by using Petrosys you can transform the quality of mapping standards across your entire business.

Special Offer On Petrosys Online Training
Our Online Training is a convenient and cost-effective way to develop your skill set and knowledge. It’s even better value with our mid-year offer – get a 50% discount for a limited time!

New Client Portal
The new Client Portal was launched to existing maintained sites at the end of May, providing users with on-demand access to some of the common help services.

What’s Coming In Petrosys Pro 2017.1
The next major release of the Petrosys desktop product will see its name change, together with several “stand out” improvements including: map templates, DecisionSpace® Geoscience integration and improved surface modeling.

Origin Set To Improve Well Data Capture For Their Planned CSG Wells
A new module that Petrosys is deploying in dbMap/Web for Origin will greatly improve the data collection process prior to drilling. Key features of the Well Specification Card module are version control and the Approval workflow process.

Quarterly Training Program At Aramco
Discover how week-long training classes, held up to 5 times a year, are helping Saudi Aramco students to learn using company-specific workflows.

Partnering With Universities To Breed The Next Generation Of Explorationists
Petrosys’ long-standing education grant program is complemented with training for students on how to apply the software to their project work. Discover the work we’ve been doing recently with a number of Universities globally.

Customised Webinars Invaluable To Those With No Training Budget
A new addition to our already extensive training offering is ‘Custom Webinars’. Designed to act as mini-training sessions, the webinars are tailored to the client’s needs and run exclusively for the individual company.

Save Time And Effort With Batching And Looping
Maximise the use of your time and effort by learning how to batch and loop tasks within a Petrosys workflow so that it can be looped over and over, and saved and added to at a later time.

Using Fault Sticks To Generate Mapping Polygons
Automatically calculating fault polygons from fault sticks and horizon data is a major time saving over manual workflows. Follow this sample workflow to learn how!

Dear Steve…
I have point data in a Shape File and I would like to back interpolate grid values to a new attribute within my Shape File. How can I do this in Petrosys?

Meet The Team…
This month we sat down with Glasgow’s Vice President – Europe, Russia & Africa, Nathan Balls, to get to know a little more about him.

 

Dear Steve…

I have point data in a Shape File and I would like to back interpolate grid values to a new attribute within my Shape File. How can I do this in Petrosys?

Data from a Petrosys grid file can be back interpolated to GIS data sources, such as Shape files, Excel files, File Geodatabases, Petrosys Culture Files and dbMap Culture, in both Surface Modeling and in Mapping’s Spatial Editor. Here’s how to do this in both modules…

In Surface Modeling:

    1. Select Grid > Back Interpolate > To GIS
    2. Select the Petrosys Grid file
    3. Use the GIS data source drop down menu to select Shape File
    4. To create a new attribute, select the Mode drop down menu and select Add new attribute
    5. In the blank box, next to Attribute, type out the name of your new attribute
    6. Select OK

    In Mapping:

    1. Select Edit > Spatial Editor
    2. In the Spatial Editor, select File > Open
    3. Use the drop down menu to select Shape file
    4. Select the yellow folder icon to navigate to the Shape file you wish to back interpolate to
    5. Select OK

    6. Select Operations > Back Interpolate
    7. In the Back Interpolate window, select the Petrosys Grid File
    8. Select the Attribute Definition button

    9. In the Define Feature Class Attributes window, select the green plus icon
    10. Double click on the Name attribute and type out what you would like to call the new attribute
    11. Select the Type column for the new attribute and use the drop down menu to set the type to Decimal

    12. OK the Define Feature Class Attributes window
    13. Select the Select and Attribute button, pick the new attribute and select OK
    14. Press Apply to back interpolate the grid data to the new Shape file attribute to all points

Save Time And Effort With Batching And Looping

The batching and looping of tasks within a Petrosys workflow allows geoscientists to maximise the use of their time and efforts in the search for oil and gas, by building a task-based workflow that can be looped over time, after time, and that can then be saved and added to at a later time as new details come to hand. To put it into context let’s take a look at the following example.

Let’s assume a user has a huge number of grids in XYZ ASCII format that they want to import into Petrosys grid files.

First, open Surface Modeling, and set the task up as you would normally do for one of the files you want to import.

  • Go to File > Import > XYZ ASCII to Grid File (Scan)…
  • Point to one of the files and click Scan in the bottom left of the dialog.
  • Once you have made sure all the parameters look right, click OK.

The task will run as soon as you click OK if you have the “recalculation” mode set to automatic. If not, run it and make sure the import is successful for this file.

Now you need to set the looping task to import all the files automatically.

  • Select your task and go to Workflow > Loop Over Highlighted Tasks…  (alternatively, you can select this option by selecting the task and clicking the right mouse button).
  • In Loop Paramater and Values, set the Loop Input Type to Files (notice the other input options for looping) and add the files you want to import. Tip: you can add files manually, or add them by using wildcards.
  • Define a name for the User defined loop parameter – this parameter will be used in the following step.

Finally, you need to identify and script the relevant parameters in the Import XYZ task. These parameters are InputXYZFile and GridFileName.

  • RMB in the Import XYZ task and select Task Parameters…

  • RMB in InputXYZFile and select Edit.
  • Click on the “+” button.
  • Select the looping task from the list and choose the loop parameter defined in the previous step – ie. in this case it is called ‘Zmap_To_Import’. Click OK twice.
  • Repeat the procedure for GridFileName, but this time first add a function that will replace the suffix from .asc to .gri in the output – it should look like the example below. Click OK twice.

In Task Scripting Parameters, notice the status for the parameters you scripted. Click OK after checking that all is correct.

Now you are ready to import all the files by running the looping task. Once you run it, it will import each file included in the list into a Petrosys grid.

Remember to save the task for a future occasion!

More info regarding scripting parameters can be found in the Petrosys Online Help. We also have a detailed webinar on our YouTube channel called Workflows and Looping in Petrosys.

Final tip: if you open the Import XYZ task, you’ll notice some parameters are highlighted with a blue margin. This is a quick way to tell which of the parameters have been scripted.

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