OpendTect is a complete open source seismic interpretation package, which is widely used in the industry and that can be downloaded at no cost from http://www.opendtect.org. OpendTect contains all tools, needed for a 2D and/or 3D seismic interpretation: 2D and 3D pre- and post-stack, 2D and 3D visualization, horizon and fault trackers, attribute analysis and cross-plots, spectral decomposition, well tie, time-depth conversion, etc.
OpendTect is freely available for all teams participating in the AAPG Imperial Barrel Award contest and to anyone else, including for commercial use. As it is free, thousands of students worldwide have already downloaded OpendTect and installed it on their own personal computer.
Advanced and unique seismic interpretation workflows are possible using closed source plugins, which are available for all universities at no cost. These workflows include sequence stratigraphic interpretation, facies analysis, top-seal and fluid migration path analysis, fluid contact determination, deterministic- and stochastic inversion and many others.
To obtain any required number of academic licenses, an accredited faculty member of the university or school must sign the OpendTect academic license agreement and email it to email@example.com. The OpendTect academic license agreement states, that the closed source plugins, supplied under an academic license, may not be used for commercial purposes.
Academic licenses are issued for one year and can be extended from year to year without limit by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. They include free access to technical support at email@example.com.
Among the plugins made available by OpendTect, Rock Properties can be determined from seismic, using the Deterministic and Stochastic Inversion plugin and the new SynthRock plugin and the Neural Networks plugin. The CLAS plugin is Computer Software Analysis Software, which allows determination of rock properties from well logs. OpendTect itself contains an extended library of rock physics formulas.
The minimum and recommended hardware requirements to run OpendTect can be found here.
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