Geovariances team is wishing you and your family a wonderful year 2008!
In this issue
2007, the year of GEOVARIANCES incredible expansion!
2007 is characterized by GEOVARIANCES development in many ways:
2008 will be another special year for GEOVARIANCES with the celebration of the 15th years of ISATIS, our geostatistical software solution. Events will be organized to celebrate this notable anniversary! We will keep you informed!
GEOVARIANCES offers a wide range of high quality training programmes for beginners and experienced geostatisticians:
GEOVARIANCES offers consulting services ranging from short-term technical expertise to assistance in implementing geostatistical workflows and methodology studies for addressing specific needs.
Come and meet our sales and technical representatives in the next conferences. They will be delighted to present you ISATIS version 8.0:
SPG 2008 - January 14-16, 2008 - Hyderabad, India - Booth to be confirmed.
PDAC 2008 - March 2-5, 2008 - Toronto, Canada - Booth 239.
CONSOIL 2008 - June 3-6, 2008 - Milan, Italia - Booth to be confirmed.
An oral presentation will be made by Nicolas Jeannée of a paper on "Modeling the local spatial variability of the forest soil mineralization process over Europe".
EAGE 2008 - June 9-12, 2008 - Rome, Italia - Booth to be confirmed.
A paper has been submitted by our consultants and the IFP (French Institute for Petroleum) on "Applying geostatistical filtering techniques to near-surface geophysics: two field examples for refraction surveying and gravity surveying".
GEOSTATS 2008 - December 1-5, 2008 - Santiago de Chile, Chile - Booth 16
An oral presentation will be made by Jacques Deraisme and Pedro Carrasco (from Codelco) of a publication on Multivariate Recoverable Resource Consortium (M2RC) work.
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PETREL™ (reservoir modeling package from Schlumberger) has now import and export interfaces which offer easy access to the full capabilities of ISATIS. Several of our customers have already adopted this new link with success. You may acquire it from GEOVARIANCES. Contact Patrick Magne for more info.
In a move to bring enhanced earth-modeling technology to the E&P industry, LANDMARK signed an exclusive technology partnership agreement with GEOVARIANCES in June 2007.
GeoNeurale has been calling on our Geostatistics Expert Jacques Deraisme to conduct specific training sessions. First session was organized last November and described the fundamental role that geostatistics can play in Reservoir Characterization for Geothermal Exploration. It was a real success with attendees coming from Daewoo, ParadigmGeo Mexico, Statoil, RWE Africa, University of Leicester. A new session on Geostatistics for Sub-surface Analysis aiming at exploring the seismic and petrophysical interaction is scheduled from Jan. 14 to 18 in Munich.
GEOVARIANCES is organizing a specific training session in Calgary beginning of next year, (Jan.21-Feb.1). This course covers all aspects of geostatistics for the Oil & Gas Industry, from basics to reservoir characterization. This session is already a success with about 20 registered people from Chevron, Conoco and Petro-Canada.
Most of the partners met together in Paris in December 2007 to review the final outcomes of the M2RC research and development. It turns out that the consortium has successfully reached its objectives with new functionalities implemented in ISATIS v.8. Given this success, partners agreed to extend the consortium a third year turning new research and developments towards domaining issues.
ISATIS played an important role in the audit process in CSN. The main challenge was to implement the software in a very strict deadline so that the whole process would be ready to be audited. It was a 6-month period of training, eventually leading to the successful achievement of proper and consistent results.
Undoubted success for our last training course in Santiago de Chile
In 2007, GEOVARIANCES has been organizing public geostatistics workshops all over the world for the mining industry (Australia, South-Africa, Canada, South-America). The last one in Santiago de Chile was a real success with people coming from Codelco, Vale (ex. CVRD) and Ferrous Resources do Brazil. In 2008, GEOVARIANCES is extending this experience by organizing on-site mentoring sessions where attendees will practice Geostatistics and ISATIS on their own datasets. For more information, please contact Julien Tan.
They join the ISATIS Users Community
Rio Tinto acquired additional ISATIS licenses for the Simandou Project in Guinea and the Northpark Mines (NPM) in Australia, Codelco for its Norte-Chuquicamata and El Teniente divisions, Goldfields for its Sociedad Minera la Cima in Lima and Denver, BHP for Cerro Matoso SA (CMSA) in Colombia. Besides, two consulting companies in Australia Oxiana and Geostat Service have acquired ISATIS to offer their clients the cutting-edge of technology.
2007, a Busy Year for our Consultants
Many studies have been carried out in the domain of soil pollution (TOTAL Dépôts Passifs, GAZ DE FRANCE, CEA). Indeed, it is crucial to base remediation strategies on accurate estimates of contaminated volumes and their attached uncertainties.
Public Health, a New Sector of Activity for Geovariances
GEOVARIANCES has organized an in-house training session for InVS (Institut de Veille Sanitaire), the French institute for health monitoring. Characterizing health risks and analyzing the correlation between environmental factors and health impacts indeed benefit from the integration of spatial statistics and geostatistics: identifying anomalous clusters, mapping relative risk, etc.
They join the ISATIS Users Community
the Geological Survey of Finland in Espoo (GTK) bought ISATIS to deal with 3D geostatistical, geological and geophysical modeling of subsurface structures in Finland. They are also using ISATIS for teaching purposes.
Welcome to Benjamin, Patrick, Ophélie, Matthieu, François, Jean-Yves & Yvon!
GEOVARIANCES staff 2007 fast growing answers a strong demand for consulting and training services from our clients all over the world, whether they come from the Mining sector, the Environment sector or the Oil & Gas sector. Besides, because our mid-term strategy is to supply the market with a new generation of geostatistical software solution, GEOVARIANCES is strengthening the software development team.
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Bye bye Régine
2007 has been sadly marked by the death of Régine Broggi who was GEOVARIANCES Deputy Managing Director for the last three years. All in GEOVARIANCES valued Régine for her dynamism, willpower, receptiveness, spontaneity.
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