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Golden Software products can be used to model almost any type of data, from the movement of migratory fish to the results of delicate lab tests. Our products are used extensively in the oil and gas industry, whether Surfer is used to create contour maps to display data recovered from wells, Strater is used to show information down the borehole, or Voxler is used to visualize the well data in 3D! No longer is Golden Software restricted to data visualization software. Now, we have a product specifically for the oil and gas industry! Oiler!

Our programming team has been working around the clock, deprived of food and sleep, to bring you what you've been asking for! Oiler, a secret product in the works since Golden Software was founded in the 1980s, will revolutionize and streamline the petroleum industry. Our programmers and analysts have been working closely with geologists, researchers, and other nerds to produce an extensive database of petroleum information, called OILFIELD. Oiler uses this database along with complex photo analysis algorithms that would make Donald Knuth proud to analyze your aerial photos. 

"Oiler is like a child to me, especially since I haven't seen my actual children since 2012."

-Greg, Oiler developer/programmer

Simply import your aerial photos, define the location in latitude and longitude, and let Oiler do the rest! Oiler goes beyond the photo and looks deep below the surface to gather data about what the earth holds. Then, it uses this data, along with OILFIELD, to tell you how much (if any) oil and natural gas is beneath the surface and exactly where it is located. But, wait! There's more! Not only will Oiler tell you about the resources underground, it will even give you specifications about the wells to construct to aid in the ease of oil extraction, and export a well construction log directly to Strater! Don't waste any more time and money on exploratory drilling!


Sample output from Oiler

Features include:

  • Produces aerial photo with oil and gas locations marked
  • Digitizes boundaries of reserves
  • Calculates volume of oil and gas
  • Creates suggested well construction log and exports to Strater



Below are some comments from our Oiler beta testers:

"I don't even work in the oil and gas industry, I'm a nurse! Oil exploration is my favorite hobby, though, and now it's more fun than ever!"

-Jackie, oil and gas enthusiast

"I have no idea how Oiler works, but I know it makes my job so much easier!"

-Tommy, exploratory geologist


*****Happy April Fool's Day, everyone! Good luck in your exploration!*****


Comments 1

Guest - April Fool 2 on Wednesday, 01 April 2015 19:30

I found 2 billion barrels under the kitchen floor using this technology....its amazing!

I found 2 billion barrels under the kitchen floor using this technology....its amazing!
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