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Stumbled upon the website of Sciencesoft, a software company focusing on reservoir simulation post-processing  (and pre-processing) tool. The main product of the software suite is called S3GRAF, featuring visualization and analysis of reservoir simulation results. It is designed to support almost all mainstream simulation software: Eclipse, CMG, VIP, 3DSL, UTCHEM, etc.

The beauty of this kind of software is that it address the practical need of reservoir engineers, such as visualization of the reservoir property, overlapping different types of visualization, manipulation of reservoir model according to one’s need, and even syntax check for the input files.

S3GRAF-3D is worth of special attention. The 3D visualization functionality is great.

S3GRAF 3D visualization effect -- polyline and ploygon

S3GRAF 3D visualization effect — polyline and ploygon

S3GRAF 3D visualization effect -- explode view

S3GRAF 3D visualization effect — explode view

S3GRAF 3D visualization effect -- well trajectory view

S3GRAF 3D visualization effect — well trajectory view

It is a software widely used in the industry. It seems that S3GRAF is one of the most famous software of this kind. The other one is Petrel, developed by Schlumberger. According to Sciencesoft website:

Sciencesoft sells its products and services to over 120 companies based in 80 countries and its clients include many of the world’s major oil and gas producing companies.

Let’s see how S3GRAF is going to become more useful in the future. Or, will there be any strong alternative software taking it over?

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