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Ikon Science releases latest RokDoc softare for enhanced reservoir characterization Ikon Science has released RokDoc 6.5.2 with enriched reservoir characterization and ML enabled Python interface. The software includes Scikit-learn and Google Tensorflow machine learning applications incorporated into the RokDoc-Python interface enabling users to leverage the RokDoc platform’s

rich data types to identify and extract meaningful relationships across large, multi-disciplinary, multi-scale datasets and to visualise outputs across the full spectrum of RokDoc and Python viewers. Batch workflows and processes combine with multi-data selectors to significantly reduce button clicks. New

algorithms are available in the Reservoir Characterization inversion suite delivering enhanced stability during AVO and inversion studies Cross-disciplinary workflows combine outputs from geomechanical and image log interpretation with geophysical fracture and anisotropy analysis and seismic modelling workflows.

UK council rejects Ineos’ application for shale test well Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council in the north of the UK has rejected Ineos’ application to carry out test core shale drilling at the company’s PEDL 304 licence in Woodsetts, South Yorkshire. Ineos said that the application would allow for the drilling of a single vertical core bore well to gain scientific knowledge of what is below the surface.

‘We feel that that the plans presented offer the right amount of ecological mitigation as part of what is a straightforward application,’ said Ineos in a statement. ‘The fact that a majority of external statutory consultees agree that this is the case, exemplifies this point. ‘Shale gas is a resource that is of strategic importance to the UK and issues of energy security always have to be

factored in. The UK’s energy supply is in a much weaker position than many believe, with sudden adverse weather events bringing the UK to the brink of running out of gas. Shale gas is offering us the potential to have our own native natural gas industry, strengthening our security of supply and making us less reliant on countries such as Russia or the Middle East.’

Rosgeo upgrades its fleet in response to market upturn Russian geological company Rosgeo has introduced a 12-streamer 3D vessel to meet the stronger demand for marine seismic surveys both in the Russian Arctic and elsewhere. The extra vessel reflects the company’s ‘focus on long-term development strategy’ as the industry upswing is forecast to continue. The vessel Akademik Primakov, named in honour of the scholar and politician, has already acquired two surveys. The first one was a 4150 km2 project for Gazprom in the Barents Sea, which was followed by a multi-client 1000 km2 survey offshore Morocco for Geoex Ltd. 28

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The company said that it expected to be busy in the Arctic season ahead. ‘Rosgeo is looking forward to putting the company in a significantly stronger posi-

tion with a substantial backlog building up owing to the resurgence in both multi-client and proprietary data acquisition all across the globe,’ said a Rosgeo statement.

The new 12-streamer vessel Akademik Primakov has acquired two surveys.

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