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Integration and Next Generation Technologies - Case Study on the Use of Remote 3D Visualization Services to Enable Basin to Reservoir Scale Visualization, Interpretation and Geological Modeling

N.A. Mohajir1, M.H. Badar1, M. Ashraf1, and N.A. Nabulsi1

1Saudi Aramco


The conventional approach for interpreting data used to be confined to a 2D environment. Advancements in computing and visualization technologies now allow geoscientists to visualize, interpret, integrate and model in a full 3D visualization environment. The desktop visualization environment is limited to desktop hardware which includes physical memory, CPU, graphical processing units (GPU) and generally limited network bandwidth. The size of large merged 3D seismic volumes and giga-cell geological models require an enormous amount of physical memory, CPU and GPU resources for visualization, interpretation and modeling. To support these challenges a new Linux virtualization environment was established.


AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90188 ©GEO-2014, 11th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, 10-12 March 2014, Manama, Bahrain