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Copenhagen 2012
4 - 7 June 2012
74th EAGE Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012
Copenhagen, Denmark
Workshop 16

Open-source E+P Software - Six Years Later
Convenors: Joseph Dellinger (BP), Karl Schleicher (University of Texas at Austin), Helene Huck (dGB) & Tariq Alkhalifah (KAUST)

Friday 8 June, 09:00 - 17:00 hrs

Workshop description
In the six years since the 2006 EAGE workshop "Open-source E+P software - putting the pieces together" there has been considerable progress. Although no single "standard" has emerged, there are now several contenders. Far from being an "academic curiosity", commercial processing is now performed using open-source packages. Reproducible research has become routine for many academics. Some exciting new packages have emerged that deserve to be better known. We invite developers and users to present recent progress in open-source E+P software, and to brainstorm how to collaborate and use what's available.

The economic benefits of a collaborative open-source exploration and production processing and research software environment would be enormous. Skilled geophysicists could spend more of their time doing innovative geophysics instead of mediocre computer science. Technical advances could be quickly shared and reproduced instead of laboriously re-invented and reverse-engineered. Oil companies, contractors, academics, and individuals would all benefit. There are now several packages that are comprehensive enough that for some purposes they might fill that bill. Unfortunately, not all of these are as well known as they deserve to be. And as always, there remains a pressing need for better collaboration so that existing efforts may be combined instead of dissipated.

We are seeking presentations from those with a vision of where we need to go, from those who have useful pieces or techniques they would like to show off, and especially from those who believe they can already demonstrate a practical working success (or a glorious failure). The emphasis should be on showing off useful capabilities and good ideas, not technical implementation details. What makes your software interesting? We request lighting talks (5 minutes) with or without a poster presentation. A limited number of presenters will be able to give interactive demonstrations from their laptop onto a screen instead of a poster. There will be a few longer keynote talks and a panel discussion to wrap up the session. The panel will discuss: What pieces are now "ready"? What pieces are yet missing? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the most promising packages discussed? What sorts of collaboration might address those weaknesses?

For questions about the workshop you can contact the convenors.


Time Title Speaker
Workshop Introduction
09:00 A short History of E+P Open Source Joe Dellinger (BP)

The Central Role of Geophysics in the Reproducible Research Movement

Victoria Stodden (Columbia University)
Poster Introductions
09:45 SeaSeis: A Simple Open-source Seismic Data Processing System Bjorn Olofsson (Seabird Exploration)
09:50 Comparison of Open Source Seismic Processing Systems Nick Tanushev (Z-Terra)
09:55 Parallel I/O and Computing in JavaSeis Chuck Mosher (ConocoPhillips)
10:00 GeBR: A Free Seismic Processing Interface Ricardo Biloti (UNICAMP)
10:05 BotoSeis: an Interactive Interface for Seismic Processing with Seismic Unix German Garabito (UFRN)
10:10 Poster Viewing
The Open Source Trend in Geophysics
10:40 Enhancing Geophysical Data Analysis with Open-source Software J.I. Selvage (BG)
11:00 The Road to Open Source: Sharing a Ten Years Experience in Building OpendTect, the Open Source Seismic Interpretation Software Helene Huck (dGB)
11:20 Open Mobile Geocomputing Matt Hall (Agile Geoscience)
11:40 Morning Wrap Up
11:45 Lunch
12:50 Madagascar Open-source Project -- Six Years Later Sergey Fomel (University of Texas at Austin)
Poster Introductions
13:10 Processing and Attribute Analysis of Low-frequency Blackfoot Data Akshay Gulati (CGGVeritas)
13:15 Open Data Library with Open Software Scripts Karl Schleicher (University of Texas at Austin)
13:20 Processing of Seismic Reflection Data Using Matlab Abdullatif A Al-Shuhail
13:25 An Open-source Real Time Data Model and Database Thomas Lasseter (GeoCloud Systems)
13:30 BP's Experience with Open-source Software and Open Datasets Joe Dellinger (BP)
13:35 Poster Viewing
Processing Systems and Frameworks
14:10 A Course in Geophysical Imaging Processing Using Seismic Unix John Stockwell (Colorado School of Mines)
14:30 SEPlib Robert Clapp (Stanford University)
14:50 Frameworks for Modeling and Inversion William Symes (Rice University)
15:10 Python for Geophysical Data Processing and Visualization Didrik Pinte (Enthought)
Data Blitz
15:30 Lightning Talks, Open Presentations Each Less Than 5 Minutes. Signup for a Spot! Karl Schleicher (Timekeeper)

Challenges Facing Open Source Software Developers and Users

Tariq Alkhalifah (Moderator)



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