This offering powers a unified environment to drive AI, accelerated data analytics, and high-performance computing (HPC) integrated with IVAAP Data Visualization platform. IBM and Red Hat joined forces to deliver the only market-ready hybrid cloud implementation of the OSDU Data Platform. Additionally, Intel, IBM, and Red Hat are teaming up to deliver a fully hybrid […]
For E&P companies, the next challenge in their digital transformation — once their data has been properly stored, indexed, enriched, and cataloged in the cloud — is to make it available in a collaborative way where users can easily interact with the data through exploration, computation, and analysis. To create this digital workspace, companies must […]
The IVAAP data model was created after researching the commonalities between the industry data models. However, when we built it, we kept in mind that each data store carries its own set of information, information that is useful for users to consume. This is why we made “properties” a part of the data model itself. From an IVAAP SDK point of view. “Properties” is a set of name-value pairs that you can associate with specific entities within the IVAAP Data Model.
One of the productivity features of the IVAAP Data Backend SDK is that the services developed with this SDK are container agnostic. Practically, it means that a REST service developed on your PC using your favorite IDE and deployed locally to Apache Tomcat will run without changes on IVAAP’s Play cluster.
While the Data Backend SDK is traditionally used to serve data, it is also a good candidate when it comes to developing non-data related services. For example, as part of IVAAP 2.8, we worked on a “gridding” service. In a nutshell, this service computes a grid surface based upon the positions of a top across the well of a project. When we tested this service, we didn’t deploy it to IVAAP’s cluster, it was deployed as a standalone application, as a servlet, on a virtual machine (VM).
INT is pleased to announce the newest release of its enterprise data visualization platform, IVAAP™ 2.8. This release includes new, game-changing machine learning capabilities utilizing IVAAP’s services-based architecture to quickly plug new processes and workflows into IVAAP’s data visualization admin.
The latest version of INT’s data visualization platform, IVAAP, integrates with IBM Open Data for Industries, IBM’s hybrid cloud implementation of the Open Group OSDU data. HOUSTON, TX — April 15, 2021 — INT today announced that IVAAP — a leading enterprise subsurface data visualization platform — integrates with IBM Open Data for Industries for […]
As a long-standing OSDU Forum Member, INT has worked closely with the OSDU development teams to ensure seamless integration of IVAAP visualization of OSDU data on all major cloud providers. Houston, TX – March 24, 2021 – INT is pleased to announce our partnership with The Open Group OSDU™ Forum as part of the new […]
Data management can benefit from a single point of access of all subsurface data, simplifying data exchange, sharing, and consumption. For data managers, OSDU can enable new technology solutions that aggregate data, simplify search, and improve discoverability. Paired with the right subsurface data visualization platform technology, OSDU can pave the way to automate tedious tasks, workflows, and analysis, ultimately providing quicker information to stakeholders for faster decisions.
Aging workforces, low oil prices, and pressure to reduce environmental footprint are all forcing E&P companies to rethink how they operate; which is why there is so much interest in embracing digital transformation. But digital transformation is more than the use of new digital technologies to optimize workflows and improve business processes.
One of the unique capabilities of IVAAP is that it works with the cloud infrastructure of multiple vendors. Whether your SEGY file is posted on Microsoft Azure Blob Storage, Amazon S3 or Google Cloud Storage, IVAAP will be capable of visualizing it.
Highlights from the IVAAP 2.7 release include many advanced search and map capabilities, improved 3D widget filter dialog, new interval curves support, new date/time picker for Cross-Plot widget axis settings, and more!
The oil and gas industry is historically one of the first industries generating actionable data in the modern sense. For example, the first seismic imaging was done in 1932 by John Karcher. Since that first primitive image, seismic data has been digitized and has grown exponentially in size. It is usually represented in monolith data sets which may span in size from a couple of gigabytes to petabytes if pre-stack. The long history, large amount of data, and the nature of the data pose unique challenges that often make it difficult to take advantage of advancing cloud technology. Here is a high-level overview of the challenges of working with oil and gas data and some possible solutions to help companies take advantage of the latest cloud technologies.
As the use cases of IVAAP grow, the implementation of the data backend evolves. Past releases of IVAAP have been focused on providing data portals to our customers. Since then, a new use case has appeared where IVAAP is used to validate the injection of data in the cloud. Both use cases have a lot in common, but they differ in the way errors should be handled.
One of the most challenging data management problems faced in the industry is with seismic files. Some oil and gas companies estimate that they acquire a petabyte of data per day or more. Domain knowledge and specific approaches are required to move, access, and visualize that data. In this blog post, we will dive deep into the details of modern technology that can be useful to achieve speed up.
INT has been working with the Open Subsurface Data Universe™ (OSDU) consortium since the beginning of the OSDU forum in 2019. INT made IVAAP available as part of the Demo release of the OSDU platform. The OSDU is a standard data platform for the oil and gas industry which will reduce silos and put data at the center of the subsurface community.
This release confirms IVAAP as a leader in the subsurface data visualization space, supporting Data Visualization and Data Management for Subsurface, Exploration, Drilling, or Production Applications in the cloud. Houston, TX — INT is pleased to announce the newest release of its HTML5 upstream visualization platform, IVAAP™ 2.6, accelerating the pace of our release cycle […]
Weatherford International plc (OTC Pink: WFTLF) announced a strengthened collaboration with upstream data visualization provider INT to provide next-level, real-time well visualization in both 2D and 3D. Weatherford will embed INT’s IVAAP framework into the Weatherford Centro™ digital well delivery software, advancing its data visualization capabilities.
Recently, INT announced our partnership with Bluware and our integration of Bluware’s OpenVDS format into IVAAP, our enterprise data visualization platform. We are very excited about this partnership, as well as our collaboration with OSDU. This new format was designed to empower users to browse seismic data in the cloud with high performance and lower cost.
Interactive Network Technologies, Inc. (INT) a leader in advanced domain visualization in digital exploration and production (E&P) and Bluware Corp., the digital platform that enables the oil and gas industry to accelerate digital transformation initiatives and adopt cloud computing for subsurface data, are pleased to announce the integration of Volume Data Store (VDS), a data format with adaptive streaming technology for seismic data storage, into IVAAP, an upstream data visualization platform.
When doing demos of IVAAP, the wow factor is undeniably its user interface, built on top of GeoToolkit.JS. What users of IVAAP typically don’t see is the part accessing the data itself, the IVAAP backend. When we designed the IVAAP backend, we wanted our own customers to be able to extend its functionalities
INT is pleased to announce the latest release of its enterprise upstream visualization platform, IVAAP™ 2.5.
This version includes new production dashboards to enhance analysis and monitoring. Support for curve dictionaries and aliases makes it easier to build powerful log templates. IVAAP now fully supports the display of raster logs in well and correlation views (with support for TGS SmartRASTER® format).
As a non-developer living in a developer world, I wanted to understand more about why we develop our software to work with Kubernetes. So I sat down with INT’s Senior Product Manager Steven Reynolds and Senior Architect James Velasco to learn more about Kubernetes and the advantages of working with it.
Bluware Corp., the digital innovation platform for seismic data, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Interactive Network Technologies, Inc. (INT), a leader in multi-domain visualization in exploration and production (E&P). Bluware and INT are early members in the Open Subsurface Data Universe (OSDU), a forum focused on developing a standard that creates a common data platform for all exploration, development, and well data. The standard will transform the way subsurface data is captured, analyzed, and operated.
Programming is an activity that requires a special set of cognitive skills. While the industry has developed processes and tools to ensure the quality of software artifacts, the act of writing code is a craft in itself. Developers pride themselves on the “big picture” results they achieve, but the activity of programming is definitely a humbling experience: it’s easy to introduce bugs, and regardless of whether I catch them right away or later in the pipeline, I hate to be reminded I am inherently flawed and have introduced a defect. For this article, I will focus on simple methods to avoid bugs, not before or after you write code, but while you write that code.
One of the unique features of the IVAAP backend SDK is that you can develop your own data connectors and services with the IDE you are already familiar with. The data backbone of IVAAP is meant to be deployed in a cluster made of multiple nodes for scalability and reliability. However, despite the distributed nature of such a deployment, our SDK requires no particular plugin to compile or execute your code. The tools needed to develop a plugin for IVAAP’s backend are identical to the tools you would need to develop classic Java Servlets: a Java SDK (Oracle, OpenJDK), an IDE (Eclipse, NetBeans) and an application server (Tomcat, Glassfish).
Over the last few months, there have been a lot of activities and discussions with upstream majors on how to make subsurface data easier to search and discover and how to automate some of the geophysical and/or petrophysical workflows. This process has typically been very challenging. From a user experience perspective, the ideal scenario would be to do this from one system versus doing this very manually from current siloed applications. We’ve been able to do this successfully here at INT.
It’s been two years since Oracle announced the donation of the NetBeans source code to the Apache software foundation. This move was much more than a licensing change — it was a bit of a new beginning for NetBeans. With the release of NetBeans 10, now is a good time to look back and recognize the changes that this transition to Apache brought.
The purpose of IVAAP’s backend is to access data from many data sources and present this data in a unified manner to the IVAAP HTML5 client. Performance is key, and some data stores are faster to access than others. In a web service configuration, a smart caching strategy is required so that the same web/HTTP calls are not made to the same data store twice while a service request is being fulfilled, regardless of its complexity. This is where the concept of scope comes in.
As a new member of the software development team, I had no prior experience with development on IVAAP, INT’s HTML5 visualization framework for upstream E&P solutions. My first task was to add a data connector, so to gain knowledge of IVAAP and to understand more about the IVAAP software development kit, I used the IVAAP developer’s guide. I found this guide quite useful as it made the key points behind IVAAP easily understandable. Coding with IVAAP is actually easy, and I was surprised by several features of the platform and SDK that make it quite simple to learn.
With the explosion of storage capacity, cloud computing, and bandwidth availability, a trend has emerged in the oil and gas industry over the last few years. Data that was previously aggregated and discarded is now maintained and stored, creating an opportunity for the industry. Coupled with new advancements in machine learning and Al, this data availability is poised to drive more data driven decision making in well planning, drilling & completions, and well operations.