All features on this page are included in OpendTect and can be run free-of-charge under the GPL license!
OpendTect is an open source seismic interpretation software system for processing, visualizing and interpreting multi-volume seismic data, and for fast-track development of innovative interpretation tools. Optionally OpendTect can be extended with (closed source) commercial plugins.
OpendTect is released under a triple licensing scheme:
The GPL license covers OpendTect. The software is released with its source code (C++), is not protected by a license manager, and can be used by anyone, including for commercial purposes, as long as the user accepts to adhere to the GNU/GPL rules.
2D, 3D, 4D & Prestack
Analyze 2D, 3D, 4D pre- and post-stack seismic data.
New in v4.4:
2D & 3D Viewers
Data processing and visualization are rigorously integrated in the OpendTect system. Visualization elements can be moved freely through data space to interactively analyze data from stored volumes, or data that are calculated on-the-fly.
Volume & Stereo
Volume-rendering, stereo viewing and color blending are supported features.
Numerous attributes and filters, math & logic, attributes from attributes are supported in the industry's most powerful attribute engine.
Spectral Decomposition is used for imaging and mapping temporal bed thickness and geological discontinuities. Algorithms include FFT and CWT.
Attribute parameters (frequency, time gate or step out) can be inspected in a movie-style way, to quickly find the optimal settings for your data.
Heavy processing of large volumes can be carried out in batch mode on multiple machines and on multiple platforms that can be accessed through the network. Interpreters can share surveys.
The horizon tracker supports manual drawing, line tracking and 3D tracking of amplitudes and similarities. Horizons can be tracked on 2D and on 3D seismic data using the 3D scene and/or 2D viewers.
Fault planes and fault-sticks sets. Work flows are designed to draw fault sticks, which is very efficient if you work on a Wacom digitizing tablet.
The synthetic to seismic well-tie module enables the interpreter to tie wells to seismic:
Time to Depth conversion
Use an existing velocity model, or create one with the new Volume Builder.
Insert an iso-surface in a volume rendered cube and save it as a geobody. Manually draw 3D bodies.
OpendTect has a generic user interface to Madagascar, the open-source software package for geophysical data processing and reproducible numerical experiments.
Via the link to the open-source GMT package you can create within the OpendTect UI scaled maps of OpendTect results.
A multiple removal tool through prediction error filtering. Auto-loaded in OpendTect base. (Sponsored by Addax).
The Horizon attribute allows surface (horizon) data to be combined with cube data for calculations. Auto-loaded in OpendTect base.
Annotate seismic data with text-boxes, hyperlinks, (lap-out) arrows, and images. Auto-loaded in OpendTect base. (Developed as part of OpendTect SSIS; sponsored by Shell, BG-group, Statoil, TNO).
Trace cross-equalization functionality that is used to correct small misalignments in 3D seismic volumes prior to further analysis. It is typically used to align time-lapse seismic data, multi-azimuth stacks or angle stacks (Residual NMO correction). Auto-loaded in OpendTect base.
OpendTect is supported on Linux, Windows and Apple Mac. Find an overview of the supported platforms for the commercial plugins here
Apple Mac OS X
Linux (32 & 64 bit)
Windows (Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1)
Where it fits
See an overview of the matching plugins and attributes