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Seequent releases update to its 3D modelling Leapfrog Geothermal software

Well planner in Leapfrog Geothermal v. 4.0 (source: Seequent/ Leapfrog)
Alexander Richter 13 Oct 2019

Seequent updates its 3D modeling software Leapfrog Geothermal, introducing improved alignment functionality allowing you to easily work on linear projects and visualise your geology relative to the alignment, new data format support and interoperability features with other industry software.

New Zealand-headquarterd software house Seequent has announced an update for its Leapfrog Geothermal software.

Leapfrog Geothermal v.4.0 entails new tools that help make the process of interactive decision making around drilling simpler and more streamlined, so the company.

Drilling can often be the most expensive part of a Geothermal project so successful well planning is crucial. This release introduces a new directional well planning tool that enables you to define, visualise and export a planned well trajectory consisting of multiple build and/or hold sections. For existing well data, this release includes the ability to link directly to your iPoint well database to select and import well locations, surveys, interval, point and structural data. Also included in this release are usability enhancements such as the introduction of processing freeze/unfreeze and colour map improvements.

Directional Well Planner

This release introduces a directional well planning tool that supports:

  • Multiple section types including; Hold, Build (to a target end of section), Build to inclination, Build to length, Build and hold, Hold and drop
  • Model evaluations and visualisation
  • Drilling prognoses table
  • Export to; Drilling plan, Interval table (csv), Points (csv)
  • Import drilling plan (csv)
  • Copy planned well

iPoint Link

You can now directly access your iPoint well database from Leapfrog Geothermal. Link your geological modelling and data management with ease.

Processing Freeze and Unfreeze

You can now selectively freeze objects in your project, so they do not reprocess automatically. For example, freezing a geological model will allow changes to the drill hole database to be made without triggering reprocessing of the geological model. This means that things like interval selections can be refined, without having to endure CPU intensive operations.

Colourmap Improvements

Let your data tell the story with our improved colourmap interface. Users can now use statistical transforms to stretch the colours in a continuous colourmap across the range of values in the data. Existing colourmaps can now be edited/deleted from the right click menu, and new colour maps created. Creating a new colourmap now prompts the user to choose between creating a continuous or discrete colourmap. The “Generate Curve” button allows the user to change the curve mode and number of lines segments used to discretise the curve and map the chosen colour gradient to the data distribution.

Source: Leapfrog/ Seequent