Isatis issued from 40 years of geostatistics
GEOVARIANCES continuously adapts and updates Isatis to the needs and the evolution of the market.
Through an exclusive agreement with the “Centre de Géostatistique”, GEOVARIANCES keeps Isatis at the cutting edge of technology by incorporating the latest developments in geostatistics.
- 1967. Pr. G. Matheron established Geostatistics at “Ecole des Mines de Paris” and set up the “Centre de Géostatistique” in Fontainebleau.
- 1978. Birth of Bluepack in response to the need for accurate 2D contour maps in the oil industry. It included advanced techniques for time-to-depth conversion using seismic attributes and well data.
- 1980. First release of Magma which brought together a complete set of geostatistical tools and an efficient 2D and 3D data management. Magma already contained most of the available kriging and simulation techniques for carrying out 3D stochastic geological modeling.
- 1986. GEOVARIANCES was founded to market Magma worldwide to an industrial clientele. Total, Exxon, Shell, British Petroleum, Agip, Amoco, Gaz de France for the oil industry, Genmin, CVRD, Impala, MBR for the mining industry, Ifremer for oceanology, ... were among our first users.
- 1993. First release of Isatis, GEOVARIANCES’ leading product, which offered in one integrated and user-friendly package all the techniques previously available in Magma and Bluepack, merging 2D and 3D approaches.
- 1994. Advanced stochastic simulation techniques were implemented in Isatis to address an overwhelming need for a better assessment of the uncertainties.
- 1996. Faults appeared in Isatis.
- 1997. First version for Windows operating system.
- 1998. ISATOIL provided an original, global, multi-layer approach for building a consistent 3D stacked sequence.
- 2000. Polygons were designed in Isatis for global estimation.
- 2002. First version for Linux operating system.
- 2003. Direct links between Isatis and the most popular integrated reservoir characterization systems such as GOCAD (Earth Decision Sciences) and the RML (Beicip Franlab) allowed integrating geostatistics into conventional earth modeling procedures.
- 2004. Plurigaussian simulations were implemented in Isatis to meet a growing need for modeling complex reservoir geology.
- 2004. Direct links between Isatis and standard mining packages such as GEMS (Gemcom) and DATAMINE (Datamine) allowed to combine geology modeling with advanced and powerful geostatistics in an efficient way.
- 2005. The macro selections were designed for efficent domaining.
- 2006. The Isatis 3D-Viewer improved the understanding of data by using sophisticated 3D visualization techniques.
- 2006. New Sequential Gaussian Simulations calling for a moving neighborhood are implemented.
- 2007. Isatis performances were boosted with the 64-bit version.
- 2007. Import and export interfaces were implemented in PETREL™ for an easy access to the full capabilities of Isatis.
- 2007. The wireframe objects appeared in Isatis. Global Trend Modeling and Multiple Point Simulations are implemented.
- 2008. License borrowing facilitated the use of Isatis when being disconnected from the server.
- 2009. Selection from wireframes has been implemented for accurate domaining. The georeferencing of images allowed to put models in real-life situation. Variograms can be computed on very large simulated grids in a click.
- 2010. Birth of Kartotrak, the first all-in-one software solution for contaminated site characterization, born out of a partnership between Geovariances and the French Commission for Atomic Energy (CEA). Isatis now offers exclusive automatic variogram fitting in each direction and for each variable.
- 2011. GEOVARIANCES opened a subsidiary in Brisbane, Australia. Advanced tools developed through M2RC consortium are implemented in Isatis. Simulation performances are up to 30 times faster!
- 2012. Flumy, a new reservoir model for meandering channelized systems, has been implemented in Isatis. Second version of Kartotrak has been enriched with the third dimension, which broadened its use to deep radioactive and chemical contaminations.
May 13 - 15, 2013
June 5 - 7, 2013
July 17 - 19, 2013
November 18 - 20, 2013
Get acquainted with the fundamental concepts of mining geostatistics - 3-day fundamentals course
May 16, 2013
November 21, 2013
Get a sound understanding of the Uniform Conditioning concepts for application to recoverable resource estimation - 1-day advanced course
May 20 - 24, 2013
July 1 - 5, 2013
Gain the skills you need to start using Isatis with confidence for your essential tasks in mining geostatistics - 5-day software course
May 21, 2013
Gain the skills you need to build efficient automatic workflows and audit trails in Isatis - 1-day software course
May 30, 2013
This time, Geovariances is to present: Localised Multivariate Uniform Conditioning: a powerful approach to estimating recoverable resources.
June 10 - 13, 2013
Geovariances is to exhibit at EAGE London '13 at booth #124 and give a poster presentation: "Advanced Approaches in Geostatistical Reservoir Modelling - Methods and Benefits".
July 24 - 26, 2013
Geovariances is Silver Sponsor of the event. Please meet us at booth #18. We'll be happy to show you Isatis 2013 latest innovations.
August 12 - 14, 2013
Geovariances is to exhibit at Iron Ore 2013. Meet with our people and ask for a demo of Isatis at booth 53.
August 26 - 29, 2013
Geovariances is to exhibit at the 13th International Congress of the Brazilian Geophysical Society. Meet with our people and ask for a demo of Isatis 2013 at booth #29.
September 2 - 6, 2013
Attend Geovariances presentation: Combining Various Approaches in Geostatistical Reservoir Modelling: Methods and Benefits - Session 2: Frontier Geostatistics
September 8 - 12, 2013
Geovariances is to exhibit at ICEM 2013.
November 3 - 8, 2013
Geovariances mining geostatistics specialists are to give two paper presentations in partnership with Gold Fields, AngoGold Ashanti and Mines ParisTech. Topics are about MPS and domaining with potential method. They also give a short course about un...
December 1 - 5, 2013
Geovariances is to exhibit for the first time at Mines & Money in London. Feel free to come at booth #A22 and find out how geostatistical software Isatis helps improve your resource evaluation.