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Industry Application: Evaluating Offshore Petroleum Opportunities

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Each year, the governments of Australia and New Zealand conduct an acreage release program in an effort to promote responsible offshore petroleum exploration within their respective countries. Batole Pty, Ltd., a privately owned oil and gas consultation and investment company, analyzes these acreage offerings for exploration opportunities. The eval...
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How to choose the software package that best meets your visualization needs

Oftentimes I get asked what program a user should purchase to display his or her geochemical data, geophysical data, or other industry-specific data type. The answer I give is that it's less about the type of data you have, than how the data is formatted, and what output you'd like to get from it. To that end, I've created the following flow chart ...
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Georeferencing Imagery Using Well Locations in Surfer

Georeferencing Imagery Using Well Locations in Surfer
Over the past few years, many of our Surfer users have requested true georeferencing capabilities inside the Surfer application. The requests we received were focused on having the ability to use internal points within the image to georeference it; where warping techniques can be applied to get a good fit to known ground coordinates. Previous versi...
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Calculating the Average Contaminant Plume Concentration in Surfer 14

Calculating the Average Contaminant Plume Concentration in Surfer 14
I recently ran across an article that was written by an experienced Surfer user, Joseph A. Ricker. The article, A Practical Method to Evaluate Ground Water Contaminant Plume Stability , provides a workflow for determining the average contaminant plume concentration that I thought our Surfer community may find interesting. Below, I've summarized the...
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S.O.S. Someone Help! An Overview of Golden Software's Support Resources

We've all been there. You have a project due and know exactly what you need to do to complete it. However, you're not sure just how to do it. You need some help, but it's after-hours for customer support. You're on on your own. What do you do?

If you're using Surfer or another Golden Software product, you have hope. Our knowledgeable support team is happy to help and answer questions while we're around, but occasionally, you may need help after hours, on a holiday, or on a weekend. Or, perhaps, you live in a time zone that doesn't quite match up with us here in the U.S. Maybe you just prefer to work on your own. No matter the reason, you can still find help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Golden Software has many resources for you to use to help yourself. 

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