Author Archives: Sean Udell

About Sean Udell

Sean does not like to write about himself in the 3rd-person. He’s been with geoLOGIC longer than almost everyone else in the company, and some of the new hires weren’t even a gleam in their parent’s eyes when he started.

The “Personal” Touch

I think it is safe to say that pretty much anyone in the industry knows that geoSCOUT is a very capable general-purpose mapping tool.  What I think that most people don’t realize is just how powerful the geoSCOUT mapping engine … Continue reading

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The Path to Success

(See below for update) I have an older smartphone that is about due for replacement.  It’s a Samsung Omnia, a Windows Mobile 6.1 phone that I have had for almost 3 years. Before that I had always had a “standard” … Continue reading

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Been There, Done That

From the very beginning, in 1983, geoLOGIC has been a leader in innovation in the industry, introducing many features and datasets that others have followed along copying. From the release of geoSCOUT Version 1.0 in 1993 to geoSCOUT Version 3.1 at … Continue reading

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Building Limits

I just spent the weekend building a deck.  As far as decks go it isn’t all that much – a simple “ground level” 10’ x 24’ deck on some concrete deck pier blocks. The foundation isn’t all that much – just … Continue reading

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Well. Aren’t you special?

This is the 3rd of a 3-part series on some of the high-level issues that come up around the data management aspect of oil and gas exploration and how we are working with the PPDM Association in actively looking at … Continue reading

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All’s Well That Ends Well?

In our last thrilling episode, I discussed a bit about the PPDM Association and the eponymous Data Model. Now it’s time to discuss some of the fruits of their labour in the gardens of the workgroups. I should point out … Continue reading

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Who’s Dat Baby?

One of the little things that people in our industry need to do is link data from a multitude of disparate sources.  When that data is related to wells the challenge is making sure that the data you have is … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of the Inaccurate Precision

A recent visit to a client site brought to light a somewhat common misconception about how accurate their data is (or was). For reasons which will become obvious I will not be naming anyone involved.  And I’m going to simplify … Continue reading

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The Ubiquity of Communications Technology

I just got back from a cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Barcelona.  Because of the cruise, I was unable to attend the AAPG conference last week, and I also missed out on the ESRI PUG that we have people attending … Continue reading

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How CURRENT is your data?

I sometimes refer to geoSCOUT as “150 programs flying in close formation”.  That actually understates the reality.  The reason is simple.  What you see as the program geoSCOUT, I see as a collection of over 150 program files (.EXE and … Continue reading

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