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Table of Contents
WELCOME TO GEOGRAPHIX RELEASE 2007.1!.......................................................1
System Requirements.....................................................................................................3
Installation........................................................................................................................ 9
Whats New in GeoGraphix Release 2007.1.................................................................13

DSS.................................................................................................................................14
Integration with Discovery.....................................................................................................14

GeoAtlas.........................................................................................................................15
Live Layers............................................................................................................................15
Drainage Ellipses...................................................................................................................15
Additions to Layer Display Attributes Grid Page...................................................................16
Decimal Precision for Automatic Labels on IsoMap Layers...................................................16
Wells with Zone Data Conditional Pie Criteria.......................................................................17
Support for Two New GeoReferenced Image Formats...........................................................18

IsoMap...........................................................................................................................19
Lock Grid Parameters Option................................................................................................19
Refresh IsoMap Layer...........................................................................................................19
Automatic Label Decimal Precision.......................................................................................20

ProjectExplorer..............................................................................................................21
Live Layers............................................................................................................................21

pStaX..............................................................................................................................22
SeisWorks Processing Output................................................................................................22

SeisVision.......................................................................................................................23
Velocity Surveys vs. Synthetics..............................................................................................23
Seismic 3D Basemap Layer Create........................................................................................23
Display of Multiple Attributes on a Single Map.....................................................................24
GeoAtlas Layer Display in Map Views..................................................................................25
2D Attribute and Surface Calculator......................................................................................25
3D SeisWorks Seismic Data Format Output..........................................................................26
Well Data Load Wizard..........................................................................................................26

SeisXchange...................................................................................................................27
3D SeisWorks Seismic Data Format Output..........................................................................27

WellBase.........................................................................................................................28
Live Layers............................................................................................................................28
Hyperlinks on Remarks Page.................................................................................................29

Customer Support...........................................................................................................30

GeoGraphix Release 2007.1


Introduction

WELCOME TO GEOGRAPHIX RELEASE 2007.1!


This new release of our integrated suite of G & G interpretation tools includes numerous exciting
new features and enhancements.
Important information regarding system requirements, installation, new improvements, and
valuable resources that will allow you to get the most out of GeoGraphix Release 2007.1 is
included in this volume.
Note: If working in a network environment, in order for all computers to work together on
shared projects, ALL computers (clients and servers) must be updated to the same version of
the software. It is intentional that computers with different versions of GeoGraphix software
can not and should not be connected with each other.
GeoGraphix Release 2007.1 contains the following products:
GeoGraphix Discovery v10.0 is our integrated product suite that incorporates shared data
management and geological, petrophysical, and geophysical interpretation tools. It utilizes a
Sybase (GXDB) database in Discovery mode, or accesses the OpenWorks/SeisWorks (Oracle)
database in Discovery on OpenWorks mode. The Discovery tools consist of the following:

Geological Suite
DataManager (includes ProjectExplorer, Coordinate System Manager,
WellBase, SeisBase, QueryBuilder, LandNet, LeaseMap, and
ZoneManager.
The GeoGraphix Discovery and Discovery on OpenWorks project
and data management engine
GeoAtlas

The map display and montage environment working on ESRI


MapObjects

IsoMap
The gridding contouring engine, featuring 10 powerful gridding
algorithms
XSection

A fully integrated geological interpretation tool

PRIZM
An interactive petrophysical and log analysis system

Geophysical Suite
SeisVision
The SeisVision comprehensive 2D/3D seismic interpretation system,
which also includes a dynamic real-time link to
SeisWorks/OpenWorks
pStaX
The post stack processing module for enhancing seismic character and
detecting anomalies related to geologic features
SCAN
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Introduction

The patented semblance calculation for enhanced fault interpretation

Seismic Modeling
LogM Advanced Synthetics
The Geophysical application used for interactively editing well logs
and evaluating synthetic trace character response
LogM Modeling
The 2D forward seismic waveform, ray tracing and structural
modeling tool to predict seismic response away from the well
Struct Model Entry
The comprehensive forward seismic structural modeling tool that is
used to determine the seismic response of complex geologic structures
in areas where there is little or no well control.

Landmark Connectivity
Discovery on OpenWorks
Enables the Discovery tools to access the OpenWorks and SeisWorks
projects, and uses the OpenWorks and SeisWorks data within the
Discovery framework
Xchange Tools
WellXchange

Transfer well information to or from OpenWorks projects or


legacy GES97 products
SeisXchange

Transfer seismic data between SeisVision and SeisWorks


GridXchange

Transfer of map point sets and grids from Discovery to


OpenWorks

Note: SeisBase, LandNet. LeaseMap, LogM ModelBuilder (LogM Modeling), and LogM
Well Editor (LogM Advanced Synthetics) are not available in the current version of
Discovery on OpenWorks.

GeoGraphix Release 2007.1


Requirements

System

System Requirements
On the following pages, you will find hardware and software system requirements tables for this
release of Discovery and Discovery on OpenWorks:

GeoGraphix Discovery Workstation

Geologic Suite (DataManager, GESXplorer, and PRIZM)

Geophysical Suite (SeisVision, pStaX, and SCAN)

Seismic Modeling (LogM Advanced Synthetics, LogM Modeling, and Struct)

GeoGraphix Discovery Project Server

Geologic Suite (DataManager, GESXplorer, and PRIZM)

Geophysical Suite (SeisVision, pStaX, and SCAN)

Seismic Modeling (LogM Advanced Synthetics, LogM Modeling, and Struct)

GeoGraphix Discovery on OpenWorks Windows Client

Requirements for running Discovery on OpenWorks locally

The requirements are for a Windows Operating System

Landmark Connect or OpenWorks for Windows is required

GeoGraphix Discovery on OpenWorks Windows Project Server

A Windows Project Server is optional, it is not necessary in order to run


Discovery on OpenWorks

If a Windows Project Server is utilized, Landmark Connect or OpenWorks for


Windows is required on the server

GeoGraphix Discovery on OpenWorks OpenWorks/SeisWorks Server

Discovery on OpenWorks can be run on a Network server using a UNIX/Linux


operating system

Project files can be stored on the OpenWorks/SeisWorks server.

OpenWorks/SeisWorks R2003.12.1.4 is required

Minimum and recommended or optimal requirements can vary considerably, depending on your
computing environment and software objectives. Please contact your Sales Representative or
Customer Support if you have questions or need more information about system requirements.

Important Notes:

Clients using Discovery on OpenWorks must upgrade OpenWorks and


SeisWorks to R2003.12.1.4 as specified in the Discovery on OpenWorks
system requirements.

Please also refer to the GeoGraphix Customer Support Portal


(http://css.lgc.com/CustomerSupport/CustomerSupportHome.jsp) for up-to-date
information on system requirements for all GeoGraphix products.

GeoGraphix Release 2007.1


Requirements

System

GeoGraphix Discovery Workstation


COMPONENT
Operating System
CPU
Memory (RAM)
NIC

Hard Disk

RECOMMENDED/OPTIMAL
REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Windows 2000 SP4 or XP SP1
(Windows 95/98/ME/NT not
supported)
Pentium III 1.4 GHz
1 GB
100 Megabits
450 MB free space for
applications; 60 MB for sample
data files; additional space
required for projects and other
software

Windows

XP SP2

Pentium 4 - 3.0 GHz or faster


2 GB+
1 Gigabit

Fast IDE or SCSI

SVGA 1024x768 resolution,


65,536 color or equivalent video
card

Dual head display video card with


fast, high color resolution and video
RAM (recommendations vary with
wide range of models and drivers)

Network Protocol

TCP/IP

TCP/IP

Monitor

17 inch

21+ inch, dual monitors

Floppy Drive

1.44 MB 3.5"

1.44 MB 3.5"

1- Standard Parallel Port

2 Ports (if you have to connect


bitlock and printer to PC Ports)

Yes

Yes

Video Adapter

Parallel Ports
CD Drive

Other Windows
Excel
Software required
for the Spreadsheet
Import Utility in
WellBase,
SeisBase, or
LandNet
Other Windows
Software required
for Landmark
Connect,
WellXchange,
SeisXchange, and
GridXchange

2000, XP,or 2003

Excel

2000, XP,or 2003

Oracle Enterprise Client


Oracle Enterprise Client 8.1.7.4 or
8.1.7.4 or 9.2.0.1.0 (Administrator 9.2.0.1.0 (Administrator Option)
Option)
and
and
OpenWorks for Windows
Landmark Connect Utility
R2003.12.1.4 *
(see Landmark OpenBooks for
specific requirements)

* OpenWorks for Windows requires Acrobat and Exceed

GeoGraphix Discovery
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Requirements

System

Project Server
COMPONENT

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Operating System
CPU
Memory (RAM)
Hard Disk
Video Adapter

Windows 2000 SP4 or XP SP1


(Windows 95/98/ME/NT not
supported)
Pentium III 1.4 GHz or faster
2 GB
Raid 0
SVGA 1024x768 resolution,
65,536 color or equivalent video
card

NIC

100 Megabits

Network Protocol
Monitor

TCP/IP
17 inch

Parallel Ports

1- Standard Parallel Port

CD Drive
Optional Hardware
- Graphics Printer

Yes
Any supported by Microsoft
Windows 2000/XP

Optional Hardware
- Plotter

Any supported by Microsoft


Windows 2000/XP

Other Windows
Excel
Software required for
the Spreadsheet
Import Utility in
WellBase, SeisBase,
or LandNet

2000, XP,or 2003

RECOMMENDED/OPTIMAL
REQUIREMENTS
Windows 2000 SP4 Server or
Windows 2003 Server
Multiple Processor Pentium 4
4 GB+
Raid 5 or 10
SVGA 1024x768 resolution,
65,536 color or equivalent video
card
1 Gigabit Network Trunk or
Multiple NICs
TCP/IP
21+ inch
2 Ports (if you have to connect
bitlock and printer to PC Ports)
Yes
Any supported by Microsoft
Windows 2000/XP
HP Design Jet series with
appropriate driver for Microsoft
Windows 2000/XP
Excel

2000, XP,or 2003

Oracle Enterprise Client 8.1.7.4 Oracle Enterprise Client


or 9.2.0.1.0 (Administrator Option) 8.1.7.4 or 9.2.0.1.0 (Administrator
Option)
Other Windows
and
Software required for
and
Landmark Connect,
Landmark Connect Utility
WellXchange,
OpenWorks for Windows
SeisXchange, and
R2003.12.1.4 *
GridXchange
(see Landmark OpenBooks for
specific requirements)

* OpenWorks for Windows requires Acrobat and Exceed

GeoGraphix Discovery on OpenWorks


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Requirements

System

Windows Client
COMPONENT

Windows 2000 SP4 or XP SP1


Operating System (Windows 95/98/ME/NT not
supported)
CPU
Pentium III 1.4 GHz
Memory (RAM)
1 GB
NIC
100 Megabits
450 MB free space for applications;
60 MB for sample data files;
Hard Disk
additional space
required for projects and other
software
Video Adapter

RECOMMENDED/OPTIMAL
REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Windows

XP SP2

Pentium 4 - 3.0 GHz or faster


2 GB+
1 Gigabit

Fast IDE or SCSI

SVGA 1024x768 resolution, 65,536 Dual head display video card with
color or equivalent video card
fast, high color resolution and video
RAM (recommendations vary with
wide range of models and drivers)

Network Protocol TCP/IP

TCP/IP

Monitor

17 inch

21+ inch, dual monitors

Floppy Drive

1.44 MB 3.5"

1.44 MB 3.5"

1- Standard Parallel Port

2 Ports (if you have to connect


bitlock and printer to PC Ports)

Yes

Yes

Oracle Enterprise Client 8.1.7.4


or 9.2.0.1.0 (Administrator Option)

Oracle Enterprise Client 8.1.7.4 or


9.2.0.1.0 (Administrator Option)

and

and

Landmark Connect Utility

OpenWorks for Windows


R2003.12.1.4 *

Parallel Ports
CD Drive

Other required
Windows
Software

(see Landmark OpenBooks for


specific requirements)

* OpenWorks for Windows requires Acrobat and Exceed

GeoGraphix Release 2007.1


Requirements

System

GeoGraphix Discovery on OpenWorks


Windows Project Server (Optional)
COMPONENT

RECOMMENDED/OPTIMAL
REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Windows 2000 SP4 or XP


Operating System SP1 (Windows 95/98/ME/NT
not supported)
CPU
Pentium III 1.4 GHz or faster
Memory (RAM)
2 GB
Hard Disk
Raid 0
SVGA 1024x768 resolution,
Video Adapter
65,536 color or equivalent video
card
NIC
100 Megabits
Network Protocol TCP/IP
Monitor
17 inch

Windows 2000 SP4 Server or


Windows 2003 Server
Multiple Processor Pentium 4
4 GB+
Raid 5 or 10
SVGA 1024x768 resolution, 65,536 color
or equivalent video card

Parallel Ports

1- Standard Parallel Port

CD Drive
Optional
Hardware
- Graphics Printer
Optional
Hardware
- Plotter

Yes

1 Gigabit Network Trunk or Multiple NICs


TCP/IP
21+ inch
2 Ports (if you have to connect bitlock
and printer to PC Ports)
Yes

Any supported by Microsoft


Windows 2000/XP

Any supported by Microsoft Windows


2000/XP

Any supported by Microsoft


Windows 2000/XP

HP Design Jet series with appropriate


driver for Microsoft Windows 2000/XP

Oracle Enterprise Client


8.1.7.4 or 9.2.0.1.0
(Administrator Option)

Oracle Enterprise Client 8.1.7.4 or


9.2.0.1.0 (Administrator Option)

Other required
Windows
Software

and
Landmark Connect Utility

and
OpenWorks for Windows R2003.12.1.4
*
(see Landmark OpenBooks for specific
requirements)

* OpenWorks for Windows requires Acrobat and Exceed

GeoGraphix Release 2007.1


Requirements

System

GeoGraphix Discovery on OpenWorks


OpenWorks/SeisWorks UNIX/Linux Server
COMPONENT
Other Windows
Software required
with file storage on
UNIX or Linux

OpenWorks Server

RECOMMENDED/OPTIMAL
REQUIREMENTS
A Network File System (NFS)
A Network File System (NFS)
client application capable of
client application capable of
mounting remote UNIX or Linux
mounting remote UNIX or Linux
drives for access via the PC.
drives for access via the PC.
Oracle Enterprise Server
Oracle Enterprise Server
8.1.7.4 or 9.2.0.4.0 (Administrator 8.1.7.4 or 9.2.0.4.0 (Administrator
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Option)

Option)

And

And

OpenWorks R2003.12.1.4

OpenWorks R2003.12.1.4

or

or

OpenWorks/SeisWorks
R2003.12.1.4

OpenWorks/SeisWorks
R2003.12.1.4

(see Landmark OpenBooks for


specific requirements)

(see Landmark OpenBooks for


specific requirements)

Important Note:
Network infrastructure and traffic, the number of users and the project size will greatly
impact the system requirements for a Project Server. The above requirements are very
generalized and dependent upon your environment. Contact your Sales
Representative or Customer Support with questions or further discussion about your
environment.

GeoGraphix Release 2007.1


Installation

Installation
The following instructions will begin the installation process. The GeoGraphix Installation Guide
can be accessed in Step 4 below, which will assist you in the remainder of the install.
You can also access the Installation guide directly from the CD. Use Windows Explorer to
navigate to the CD drive, and launch or copy the Setup Instructions.chm file from the CD (see
steps 4 through 7 below).
Important Notes:

OpenWorks R2003.12.1.4 or Landmark Connect components must be installed prior to


installing Discovery on OpenWorks R2007.1.

Must have Administrative Rights to the local computer that will run the install.

Must have Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher installed.

Must have networking installed including the TCP/IP protocol.

This software should only be installed on Windows 2000 SP4, or Windows XP SP1,
or SP2 (Windows NT is no longer supported).

1. When you are ready to install GeoGraphix Release 2007.1, make sure no other Windows
applications are running.
2. Place the GeoGraphix Release 2007.1 CD in the CD drive of your computer. The
installation routine should begin automatically from the CD. If the installation routine does not
begin or is interrupted, use Windows Explorer to navigate to the CD drive, and launch
Install.exe from the CD.
The GeoGraphix splash screen appears for a few seconds.

Note: If the GeoGraphix splash screen does not appear automatically, go to the
Start Menu, and select Run. In the Run dialog box, browse to the appropriate CDROM drive and select the Install.Exe file. Click OK.

GeoGraphix Release 2007.1


Installation

Then the GeoGraphix Install window appears

3. Click the first option Install GeoGraphix Discovery, Landmark Connectivity, and
Modeling to proceed to the next step of the End User Installation.
The install Wizard is started, and the Preparing to Install dialog box is displayed while the
Wizard configures the install.

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Then the Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for GeoGraphix Release 2007.1
automatically appears.

4. Click Help (the Help file window will open only if Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher is installed).

Note: The GeoGraphix Installation Guide Help document can also be accessed
directly from the CD. Use Windows Explorer to navigate to the CD drive, and
launch or copy the Setup Instructions.chm file from the CD.

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5. Once the GeoGraphix Installation Guide Help window opens, use the hyperlinks in the
Introduction topic or select the appropriate book in the Contents tab of the Help window to
find valuable information about installing GeoGraphix Release 2007.1.

6. Use the GeoGraphix Installation Guide Help window to assist you through the installation
process. Valuable information regarding different types of installations including End User
Installation, Network Administrator Installation, Landmark Connectivity Installation, and
Utilities, can be found in the GeoGraphix Installation Guide. If desired, clicking the Print
button at the top of the Help window will print topics in the GeoGraphix Installation Guide.
7. Carefully follow each step and in only a few minutes, you will be up and running with
GeoGraphix Release 2007.1.
If you have questions about the installation or usage of any GeoGraphix Release 2007.1
application, you can contact GeoGraphix Customer Support via the Support Portal at
http//css.lgc.com/CustomerSupport/CustomerSupportHome.jsp, via e-mail at
solutions@geographix.com, or via telephone (telephone numbers are listed on the website or can
be found in any GeoGraphix Help window by clicking the GGX Support button).

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What's New in GeoGraphix Release 2007.1


Highlights

Whats New in GeoGraphix Release 2007.1


Many changes and additions have been made in this release of Discovery.
The individual menu commands, shortcut menu changes, and toolbar changes are documented in
the Help files for each application, and are not summarized here.
Users are an integral part of our development process. User requests to focus on ease of use in
simplifying G & G workflows, performance and stability have driven many of the exciting new
improvements in GeoGraphix Release 2007.1.
Details and illustrations of the new features and enhancements in each application are described in
the following pages. The major highlights of R2007.1 are:
DSS

Integration with Discovery

GeoAtlas improvements include:

Live Layers

Drainage Ellipses

Additions to Layer Display Attributes Grid Page

Wells with Zone Data Conditional Pie Criteria

IsoMap improvements include:

Decimal Precision for Automatic Labels for Data Points on IsoMap Layers

Lock Grid Parameters Option

Refresh IsoMap Layer Right-Click Menu

ProjectExplorer improvements include:

Live Layers

pStaX improvements include:

SeisWorks Processing Output Format

SeisVision improvements include:

Velocity Surveys vs. Synthetics

Seismic 3D Base Map Layers

Display of Multiple Attributes on a Single Map

GeoAtlas Layers Displayed in Map Views

2D Attribute and Surface Calculator

3D SeisWorks Seismic Data Format Output

Well Data Load Wizard

SeisXchange improvements include:

3D SeisWorks Seismic Data Format Output

WellBase improvements include:

Live Layers

Hyperlinks on Remarks Page

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What's New in GeoGraphix Release 2007.1

DSS

DSS
Integration with Discovery
You can now launch DSS (Dynamic Surveillance System) from the Discovery interface.

You can directly import Discovery CDF files and display the culture and interpretations in DSS
from a Discovery project. The Import Wizard - Select File Type dialog now gives you the option
to select GeoGraphix CDF format.
You can also build a DSS project around an existing GeoGraphix Discovery project using the
Project Wizard in DSS

GeoGraphix maps can be displayed in the DSS window, and production data within the Discovery
database can be used directly by DSS.

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GeoAtlas

GeoAtlas
Live Layers
Starting with GeoAtlas 10.0, WellBase layers can now be created as Live Layers. Live Layers
reflect changes in the database without your having to physically update the static layers. Live
layers are displayed in Discovery with a unique icon.
The update of Live Layers occurs when the layer is initially displayed, or when the Update Active
Layer command is selected at any time when the Live Layer is the active layer.
Live Layer updates query the database and incorporate any changes introduced to WellBase since
the layer was initially created using the posting parameters and layer properties that were chosen at
layer creation or most recent static update.
Live Layers allow you to track current events (new Locations, completions, etc.) with minimal
effort.

Drainage Ellipses
The Drainage Ellipse feature is new to GeoAtlas. With this feature, you can use constant values
or ZoneManager Attributes to calculate drainage areas for produced oil or gas, estimated reserves,
or estimated ultimate recovery.

You can create virtual drainage ellipses or save the ellipses to a layer. Virtual drainage ellipses
appear on the map in GeoAtlas, but are not stored permanently.
The area of the drainage ellipse can be calculated for any producing zone using Thickness,
Porosity, Water Saturation, and Volumetric Factor using standard reserve calculations. You can
also create drainage ellipses representing a fixed area.

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GeoAtlas
The ellipses can range in shape by setting a ratio of long axis/short axis of the ellipse. A ratio of 1
will produce a circle, whereas a ratio of 3 will produce ellipses that are three times as long as they
are wide.
An Azimuth (compass direction) can be specified to account for regional or local permeability
trends.

Additions to Layer Display Attributes Grid Page


New controls have been added to the Layer Display Attributes Grid page. The new controls are
displayed when the entity type selected in the tree is a Seismic 3D Basemap. The controls allow
you to change the Grid Style, where you can show Inline and Crossline intersections with Dots,
Lines, or Edge Ticks around the outside of the survey grid.

You can also set the line spacing to show a subset of the entire survey (every tenth line, etc.). Axes
Labels can be toggled on to label the Inline and Crossline directions and Line Labels can be toggled
on to show line numbers or names.
The Layer Display Attributes controls change the layer appearance permanently or until the
settings are changed once more using the Layer Display Attributes controls or by updating the
Seismic 3D Basemap layer.

Decimal Precision for Automatic Labels on IsoMap Layers


Data points on IsoMap layers are usually annotated using the Automatic Labels feature in
GeoAtlas.
Automatic labels are a function of the ESRI Shapefile being displayed in GeoAtlas. Typically the
decimal precision displayed on maps depends upon how many decimal places are present for the
particular field in the associated .dbf file. A Use Automatic Precision checkbox has been added to
the Automatic Label page of the Layer Display Attributes dialog box.

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The checkbox is selected by default, which means that the number of decimals posted for data
points on the map will depend upon the number of decimals in the corresponding data field in the
.dbf file (usually between 0 and 4). When the checkbox is turned off, the Number of Decimal
Places list box becomes active. You can then use the up and down arrows to adjust the number of
decimals to post on the map. Decimal precision is truncated, not rounded to the desired number.

Wells with Zone Data Conditional Pie Criteria


A new criterion for Conditional Pies, Wells with Zone Data, has been added to the Scout Field
drop-down list on the Conditional Pies dialog box. This option allows you to map ZoneManager
Zone Attributes.

You can now restrict the display of pies to wells that have specific attributes for zones in the
project or AOI wells. You can also create conditional pies for wells that have any zone data or any
criteria for a specific zone.
When Wells with Zone Data is selected for the Scout Field, the Operator fields default to =,
and are not editable. The Fm, Attribute or Zone field contains a drop-down list of all zones for
the project or active AOI. The Depth, Vol, Date, or Attribute field contains a drop-down list of
all attributes associated with the selected zone as shown above.

Support for Two New GeoReferenced Image Formats


The update to MapObjects 2.4 adds support for two new GeoReferenced image formats and two
more ESRI SDE versions.
GeoReferenced Images
Mr SID generation 3 image files are now supported for display in GeoAtlas using the
GeoReferenced image import, although password-protected images are not supported.
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JPEG 2000 (jp2 file extension) format images are also now supported.
SDE
It is now possible to connect to SDE servers using the 9.0 and 9.1 drivers. This means that the
sde90: and sde91: prefixes to the server name are now supported in the connection dialog.

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IsoMap

IsoMap
Lock Grid Parameters Option
A checkbox has been added to the Grid Spacing page of the Build Surface: Create Layer - Build
Parameters dialog box. This feature, when checked, allows you to preserve the settings for grid
spacing on IsoMap layers. With this feature selected, IsoMap layers can be refreshed without
having to re-enter the parameters on the Grid Spacing page.

Refresh IsoMap Layer


A new right-click shortcut menu command, Refresh IsoMap Layer is available in GeoAtlas when
an IsoMap layer is the Active layer. This command re-queries the database and recalculates the
IsoMap layer without having to navigate through the IsoMap user interface.
When you use this command a warning message appears and gives you the chance to enter the
IsoMap interface and preserve gridding settings using the Lock Grid Parameters option.

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IsoMap

Automatic Label Decimal Precision


Automatic labels are a function of the ESRI Shapefile being displayed in GeoAtlas. Typically the
decimal precision displayed on maps depends upon how many decimal places are present for the
particular field in the .dbf file. A Use Automatic Precision checkbox has been added to the Text
page of the Data Points Display Options dialog box for IsoMap layers.

The checkbox is selected by default, which means that the number of decimals on the map will
depend upon the number of decimals in the corresponding data field in the .dbf file (usually
between 0 and 4). When the checkbox is turned off, the Number of Decimal Places list box
becomes active. You can then use the up and down arrows to adjust the number of decimals to post
on the map. Decimal precision is truncated, not rounded to the desired number.

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ProjectExplorer

ProjectExplorer
Live Layers
Starting with ProjectExplorer 10.0, WellBase Layers can be designated as Live Layers. Live
Layers are updated quickly by querying the database and incorporating any database changes on
the layer without having to manually update the layer. Live Layers allow you to see operational
changes in your area (new locations, completions, etc.) while keeping the layer parameters and
postings constant.
Live Layers can be designated on the Layer Properties dialog box in ProjectExplorer, by selecting
the Live Layer check box.

When a WellBase layer is designated as a Live Layer, the layer icon


layers in ProjectExplorer.

appears in the list of

Live Layers are updated automatically when the layer is first displayed in GeoAtlas, either from
the Select Layers dialog, or when a saved map (.gmp file) is opened.

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pStaX

pStaX
SeisWorks Processing Output
Starting with version 10.0 of pStaX, you can output file formats in brick, compressed, or trace
sequential format if you are processing SeisWorks 3D data in a Discovery on OpenWorks project.
The SeisWorks compatible files are output using the Process >> Process Now menu command.

The output file format will match the input file format (i.e. if a .brk file is used as the input file, the
output file will also be a .brk format file).

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SeisVision

SeisVision
Velocity Surveys vs. Synthetics
Velocity Surveys and Synthetics are now separate Well Components on the Wells tab of the
Interpretation Manager.

Because Discovery and OpenWorks function differently in the handling of Synthetics and Velocity
Surveys, the Velocity Surveys and Synthetics components are split up into the individual elements.

Seismic 3D Basemap Layer Create


Starting with this release of SeisVision, you can create Seismic 3D Basemap layers for display in
GeoAtlas.

This feature allows you to display the intersections of Inlines and Crosslines using Lines, or Dots.
You can also use Edge Ticks to show the line positions on the outside of the survey grid. You can
also show the limits of the live traces (shown above).
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Using the Spacing and Annotation controls of this feature, you can limit the number of lines
displayed on the layer, and label Crossline and Inline direction and line numbers or names.
The Layer can be saved as a template, so you can create several layers applying the same grid and
posting attributes to other survey grids.

Display of Multiple Attributes on a Single Map


Starting with SeisVision 10.0, you can display more than one 3D attribute file for different surveys
on the same map.

In previous releases, only one attribute could be displayed at a time because of color palette
restrictions. The single map shared a single color palette. That restriction has been lifted.

GeoAtlas Layer Display in Map Views


Starting with release 10.0, you can display any layer in SeisVision that was created for display in
GeoAtlas. Layers that can be displayed include: LeaseMap, LandNet, IsoMap, WellBase, or any
other display layer.
The layers are selected for display on the Layers page, which is available on either the Active
Map Display Properties dialog box or the Default Map Display Properties dialog box.
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SeisVision

This option allows you to display land data, culture data, contours, well postings, or any other
items displayed on GeoAtlas layers on Active or Default Map Views.
The layers are static, and cannot be edited in SeisVision, however updated layers can be selected
for display after editing in GeoAtlas.

2D Attribute and Surface Calculator


The Attribute and Surface Calculator has been expanded to support 2D horizon to horizon and
surface to surface calculations. Two separate pages have been added to the Calculator, the 2D
Horizon Calculator and the 2D Attribute Surface Calculator.

The workflow for the two new pages is similar to that of the established 3D Calculator, namely the
2D surveys or attribute files are first selected. Expressions are then defined, and the SVA or new
horizon files are written.

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SeisVision

3D SeisWorks Seismic Data Format Output


Three data output formats are now supported for Discovery on OpenWorks projects. These are
brick, compressed, and trace sequential.
These three data formats are compatible with SeisWorks, and can now be exported from Discovery
on OpenWorks projects from SeisVision (on the Match 3D Volumes dialog box, or the Interactive
Tie Line dialog box), SeisXchange or pStaX.

Well Data Load Wizard


The Well Data Load Wizard has been expanded to include the import of fault cuts in wells.
The Add Wells and Formations Wizard has been expanded to a four-step process. Step one allows
you to filter the amount of wells imported into the interpretation using WellBase filters. Step two
allows you to select a source hierarchy for formations and faults. In Step three, you can select the
formations and observation numbers to import. Finally, in Step four, you can select faults that are
in the WellBase or OpenWorks database.

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SeisXchange

SeisXchange
3D SeisWorks Seismic Data Format Output
Three SeisWorks data output formats are now supported when you are transferring 3D seismic
data from SeisVision to SeisWorks. These are brick, compressed, and trace sequential.

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ZoneManager

WellBase
Live Layers
Starting with this release of WellBase, layers can now be created as Live Layers. Live Layers
reflect changes in the database without having to physically update the static layers. The update of
Live Layers occurs when the layer is initially displayed, or when the Update Active Layer
command is selected at any time when the Live Layer is the active layer.
Live Layer updates query the database and incorporate any changes introduced to WellBase since
the layer was initially created using the posting parameters and layer properties that were chosen at
layer creation or most recent static update.
Live Layers allow you to track current events (new locations, completions, etc.) with minimal
effort.
Live Layers are created during the WellBase Layer Create process by selecting the Live Layer
check box.

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ZoneManager

Hyperlinks on Remarks Page


Starting with WellBase 10.0, you can enter hyperlinks in the Remarks Page of the Information
Manager. Any properly formatted web address will be highlighted in blue and underlined. When
you hover the cursor over the link, it will change to indicate that you can click on the text. When
you do, your default browser will be launched and directed to the link.

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Support

Customer

Customer Support
If you have software technical questions that cannot be answered by referring to the Help files
contained in each GeoGraphix application, then you can contact GeoGraphix Customer Support.
If you find aspects of GeoGraphix applications that appear difficult to use, or that do not meet
expectations, please advise us. Your ideas for enhancements are valuable, and your suggestions
drive ongoing GeoGraphix development.
GeoGraphix Customer Support is available in several regions around the world and can be
contacted via our Web site, e-mail or telephone.
Selecting the Online Support menu command from either the Web or Help menu in any
GeoGraphix module accesses GeoGraphix Customer Support.

Visit Our Customer Support Web site:


http://css.lgc.com/CustomerSupport/CustomerSupportHome.jsp

E-mail GeoGraphix:
solutions@geographix.com

Call GeoGraphix:
1-877-435-7542
713-839-2200
For telephone and fax numbers of our other international support locations, use the GGX Support
button in any GeoGraphix application Help Windows navigation bar (at top of window) or visit
our Web site.

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