Selected projects

Over the years, Kalkulo has carried out a large number of projects for a diverse group of clients. The following list mentions some of the projects, each typically spanning several years. While not being exhaustive, this list outlines the wide range of work that we do. Aiming at delivering solutions to your specific challenges, on your terms, no project is too small or too large. Whenever necessary, we collaborate with companies and individuals in our professional network to make sure that you get exactly what you need.

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> Technologies

Oil and Gas

4DPlates

Through a series of projects for Statoil/Equinor since 2005, we have developed the 4DPlates software for global oil and gas exploration. This tool supports novel approaches to evaluation of basins and prospects through interactive co-visualization of multi-source geological data sets across multiple scales and resolutions, while being subject to plate tectonic movements through time. See also the technology overview.

 

Compound Earth Simulator

The Compound Earth Simulator (CES) is a software environment developed for Statoil/Equinor since 2005 that provides a process-oriented approach to geological modeling. Starting by selecting dominant features in imported seismic interpretations, the user restores the geological area of interest back to the time of deposition by defining a sequence of process events in time and space. After populating the restored model with geological properties, the model is brought forward through time by reversing the chain of processes, thus reconstructing a complete model of the present-day geology that can be assessed by synthetic seismic imaging. Comparisons between the actually observed seismics and the model-generated seismic response give a strong indication of the model's quality. Due to its process-oriented structure, this approach allows easy experimentation and tuning of the model. CES allows systematic modeling of very complicated geological structures, and is widely used in the oil company for several E&P tasks, including well planning.

 

Source Rock Predictor

The source rock predictor is an interactive tool developed for Statoil/Equinor for simulation and visualization of source rock properties, taking into account deposition of both sediments and organic materials.

 

Core Modeler

In collaboration with Lundin Norway, we have developed the Core Modeler to be a fully digital laboratory for handling CT scans of well cores, with particular emphasis on carbonates. In addition to state-of-the-art volume rendering of the digitized cores, the Core Modeler assists in quality assurance, integration, and calibration of the acquired data. See also the technology overview.

 
 

Data analysis and visualization

MetOcean

Together with Aker BP, Kalkulo has developed the MetOcean software for interactive analysis of meteorological, climate, and environmental data. The software supports import and aggregation of transient geospatial data from a wide range of sources, covering both physical observations and quantities derived by means of numerical and statistical models. The purpose of the tool is to provide environmental and operative decision support in ice-covered waters. See also the technology overview.

 

Torch

Providing important functionality needed for business decisions that is lacking in the standard tools used by the wind industry, Kalkulo has developed the Torch software together with Statkraft. By interactive and totally transparent analysis of data acquired from all turbines in a wind farm, or even across a collection of wind farms, Torch delivers the insight needed for making the correct assessments and the right decisions.  See also the technology overview.

 

Medical visualization

Through previous partnership in Center for Cardiological Innovation, a national center for research-based innovation, Kalkulo has collaborated with cardiologists at Oslo University Hospital in order to develop Pacertool. This software is used in the operating room during implantation of pacemakers to give the surgeon a mixed visualization of the patient's live x-ray imagery and live impedance measurements of the cardiac tissue draped on a geometrical model of the heart. The purpose is to identify the best possible location of the pacemaker electrodes for the specific patient. In another project we develop advanced visualization software for animated 3D stereographic visualization, also for use in the operating room.