DIC 2D-RTM Software Launching Programme - October 2017

Gandhinagar, 5th October 2017:

It gives us immense pleasure to inform you all that the Data Interpretation Centre at Gujarat Energy Research Management Institute (GERMI) is released its 2nd indigenously developed software “2D RTM” – 2D Reverse Time Migration using combination of CPUs and GPUs specifically used for seismic data imaging. Such types of software are available across the country and abroad. However, this is for the first time that such a software has been developed which has achieved superlative results in the least time required.

Where a software would take enormous amount of time to achieve results, this software cuts down the time to achieve the same result by 35 times. Time is of great essence in a project like this.

GERMI is proud to announce that this is the second software within a span of 15 months that has been indigenously developed and launched by GERMI.

On this momentous occasion of the launch of the software, esteemed dignitaries of the oil and gas sector were present to congratulate GERMI on this feat and encourage the future geologists and software developers to come up with more such remarkable accomplishments.

We were privileged to have Shri Ashutosh Bharadwaj, Executive Director – Head of Institute, GEOPIC, ONGC as our Chief Guest; and our esteemed dignitaries Shri D. Rajagopalan (IAS Retd.), VCMT-GERMI, Shri Roopwant Singh IAS, Commissioner of Geology and Mining, Govt. of Gujarat; Mr T.R. Murali Mohan, GGM, GEOPIC, ONGC; Dr. T.K. Reddy, Director General, PDPU; were present to presided over the function.

The software was jointly launched by Mr.AshutoshBharadwaj, Executive Director – Head of Institute, GEOPIC, ONGC, and Mr. D. Rajagopalan (IAS Retd. and Ex. Chief Secretary to the Govt. of Gujarat), Vice Chairman & Managing Trustee- GERMI, in the august presence of esteemed dignitaries including Mr.Roopwant Singh, Commissioner of Geology and Mining, Govt. of Gujarat;Dr. T.K. Reddy, Director General, PDPU; Dr. C. Gopalkrishnan, Director General, GERMI; Mr T.R. Murali Mohan, GGM, GEOPIC, ONGC; Mr. P.K. Choudhari, Head-R&D, GEOPIC, ONGC, Dr. J.V.S.S.N. Murthy, Domain Expert, GERMI and Mr. P.H.Rao, Principal Research Scientist-DIC, GERMI.

Mr. Ashutosh Bharadwajin formed that ONGC is looking forward for technologies like 3D-RTM and Full Waveform Inversion (FWI) for exploration in offshore and deep waters. He appreciated the efforts put in by GERMI in developing such software in a very limited time. Also he had stressed the need for industry in association with researchinstitutes to develop customised solutions.

Mr. D. Rajagopalan, in his address reminded the audience the complexity of geological set ups for exploration and development of offshore fields. Technology has to be developed to reduce the uncertainty to achieve cost effective exploration. He advised GERMI to continue their efforts to introduce new techniques to improve the success ratio of exploration efforts. He also advised to extend their studies for coal and mineral exploration. While appreciating the efforts of GERMI, he advised not to be complacent with success and strive hard to achieve more laurels.

The success of this project rose the confidence level of GERMI team and laid a road map for developing such softwares for geological & geophysical (G&G) data analysis for exploration and development of oil and gas. This will help in finding substitutes to the imported softwares and will help in saving huge foreign exchange in the years to come. Motivated by the Make in India Campaign by our Honourable Prime Minister, GERMI scientists made an attempt for developing this software and resolved to develop such softwares for the industry, in the years to come.

Shri D. Rajagopalan (IAS Retd.), VCMT-GERMI and Shri.Roopwant Singh IAS Commissioner of Geology and Mines during the ceremony
 

Dr. C.GopalKrishanan Director General GERMI Greeting Shri.Roopwant Singh IAS Commissioner of Geology and Mines
 

Shri.P.H.Rao Head DIC GERMI explaining about the software to Shri.Roopwant Singh IAS

From Left to Right (Dr. C.GopalKrishanan –DG GERMI,Dr.JVSS Murthy, Shri Ashutosh Bharadwaj, Executive Director – Head of Institute, GEOPIC, ONGC, Shri D. Rajagopalan (IAS Retd.), VCMT-GERMI
 

Shri D. Rajagopalan (IAS Retd.), VCMT-GERMI lighting the Lamp
 

Shri Roopwant Singh IAS , Commissioner of Geology and Mining, Govt. of Gujarat lighting the Lamp
 

Shri D. Rajagopalan (IAS Retd.), VCMT-GERMI welcoming Shri Ashutosh Bharadwaj, Executive Director – Head of Institute, GEOPIC, ONGC
 

Dr. C.GopalKrishanan Director General GERMI Welcoming Shri.Roopwant Singh IAS Commissioner of Geology and Mines
 

Dignitaries in the stage




 

Shri D. Rajagopalan (IAS Retd.), VCMT-GERMI addressing the crowd


 

Shri Ashutosh Bharadwaj, Executive Director – Head of Institute, GEOPIC, ONGC


 

Dr. T.K. Reddy, Director General, PDPU addressing the crowd


 

Dr. C. GopalKrishanan Director General GERMI


 

Shri.Santosh.D Scientist-E2 DIC- GERMI, giving vote of Thanks


 

Shri. P.H.Rao Head –DIC GERMI, Shri.Ramachandran.K Scientist-C GERMI with Shri.Roopwant Singh IAS Commissioner of Geology and Mines during a discussion