DUG Insight Release Notes

February 2019 – Changes (4.5-902040)

Well Displays

  • ‘Stacked fill’ log display added to well views
  • Horizons: Dramatic improvements in smoothing speed
  • Horizons: Faster export to text formats
  • 2D SEG-Y Loading: UI improvements and streamlining
  • Geo-images: Improved support for very large images
  • Kingdom Link: Faults could create enormous extents
  • Mistie-Corrections: Fractional phase and time shifts could cause errors during display and export
  • Volumes: An error when exporting 3D spectral decomposition

December 2018 – Changes (4.5-811300)

Petrel Link

  • Support for Petrel 2018!
  • General: Faster Insight start-up
  • 3D view: Simpler initial display with multiple surveys
  • Control panel: Help menu links updated
  • Horizon Operations: Negative strike direction allowed
  • LFM Models: Allow sample intervals smaller than 1 ms
  • Processes: Layout for band-pass filter
  • SEG-Y loader: Improve warnings for 2D SEG-Y loading
  • Sessions: Offer to save when exiting
  • Crossplots: Exported points from wells could include duplicates
  • Painters & views: 2D views sometimes clipped data when picking
  • SEG-Y loader: Allow import of SEG-Y files containing one trace

November 2018 – Changes (4.5-811020)

Data manager

  • New reporting tools
  • Command-line operation of project backup, compact, repair and reports
  • SEG-Y loader: Don’t allow SEG-Y import without CMP or SP
  • Data manager: Backup operation could report an error
  • Horizons: Rare error when importing a horizon
  • Remote links: Nuisance error when making local copies of volumes
  • Volumes: export: fix error when re-exporting 2D volumes

October 2018 – Changes (4.5-810120)

3D view

  • New 3D cursor settings

Painters & Views

  • Updated settings and hotkeys for navigation markers and view intersections
  • Horizons: Improve ZMAP horizon support
  • Hotkey change: CTRL+SHIFT+S Save session as
  • Polygons: Show in map when hovering over table entries
  • Wells: Wells have a default TD of 1888.0m
  • Sessions: poor performance when manipulating large sessions
  • File I/O: Improve handling of special Windows file locations
  • Horizons: Don’t allow taking ownership copies during operations
  • Mapping: 2D Line label font size in Map view screenshots
  • SEG-Y loader: Better handling of no valid traces
  • Surveys: Provide feedback when parsing invalid p6/98 data
  • Volumes: Nuisance error when completing some exports
  • Volumes: Improve resource management during SEG-Y export
  • Wells: Improve handling of LAS files with invalid header values

DUG Insight 4.4 (June to Aug 2018)


  • More annotations in 3D view
  • Colourbar hotkeys for maps
  • Improved histograms with scales, ranges and colourbars
  • Enhanced linking options between views
  • Many usability improvements and bug fixes

Horizons and Faults

  • Asymmetric horizon propagation windows and new event types


  • Cross-correlation: additional features including sliding windows


  • Linked crosshairs between views
  • Status bar and axis annotations
  • Export crossplot data points


  • Petrel Link: Improved connection (friendlier with other plugins)

Wells & Well Display

  • Correlation: well connections scale with well distance
  • Improved display of log and octave values (e.g. resistivity)

DUG Insight 4.3 (Sept 2017 to May 2018)


  • Many application-wide performance improvements
  • Speedy session loading
  • Faster searches and displays
  • Many usability improvements and bug fixes
  • Improved handling of unstable network environments


  • Volume Derivative: calculate gradient and second derivatives
  • Simple Mute: (IGP & GA modules)
  • Despike: data cleaning / conditioning (Expl & IGP modules)

Wells & Well Display

  • Massively optimised well handling
  • High-precision time-depth and well path calculations
  • Display any type of gather (offset, angle, frequency, etc.)
  • Copy checkshots between wells (via TVD or MD)
  • Quick zoom to curve extents
  • Correlations: “Selected wells” mode for lightning-fast comparisons


  • Petrel Link: Support for Petrel 2017!


  • Views: Scale bars (for regularly spaced lines)
  • Surveys: Line lengths and additional metrics


  • Colourbar hotkeys: F7 and Shift-F7 scroll through colourbars

Horizons and Faults

  • Improved names and notes for horizon operation results
  • Horizon Operation / Snap: asymmetric windows and new event types
  • Greatly improved fault projection while picking


  • New low-frequency model building tools added to the Lithofluids module


  • Full support for shape file attributes, values and labels

DUG Insight 4.2 (June 2017 to Aug 2017)


  • Many improvements to wells
  • Major performance improvements
  • Many usability improvements
  • High resolution screen capture added to all views
  • Colour-coded intersections shown for most views


  • Process Creator – Easily find the right process

Control Panel Hotkeys

  • CTRL-F : FIND Item
  • CTRL-L : LOAD Item
  • CTRL-N : NEW Item
  • CTRL-P : Switch between Process & Volume

DUG Insight 4.1 (Oct 2016 to May 2017)


  • Highlight 2D lines open in other 2D views
  • Easily copy Classes, Groups and Crossplots
  • High resolution screen capture

Displays & Views

  • Linked gather domain navigation (e.g. linked offset-planes)


  • Angle Gathers: transform between angle and offset domains
  • Create Gathers: construct gathers from 2D/3D volumes
  • Correlation, Semblance, Directional Correlation: Structural analysis tools for fault delineation
  • Spectral Shaping: boost, whiten and match amplitudes in the frequency domain

Horizons and Faults

  • Calculate pseudo-dip for TWT horizons


  • Support for Petrel 2016!
  • Petrel Link supports 2D volumes and horizons

Wells & Well Display

  • Single Well View for stunning well log displays
  • Well Correlation View (with templates and tracks)
  • Take ownership of well and all sub-components

DUG Insight 4.0 (May 2016 to Oct 2016)


  • Major performance improvements
  • Many usability improvements
  • Multiple view windows for any section or map
  • RGB and CMY blending for multiple volume display
  • Enhanced arbline navigation and positioning
  • View intersections and updated navigation
  • Header graphs in section views
  • Improvements to mistie corrections

Image Gather Processing (new module)

Including velocity picking, RMO picking and a full suite of high-powered gather processes:

  • Deconvolution
  • Dip filter
  • F-K transform
  • F-X transform
  • Frequency Domain Radon
  • Polygon mute
  • Trace Mix: custom de-spiking and smoothing (IGP module)
  • … and more!


  • Curvature attributes for faults and fracture networks
  • Header maths: calculations using trace headers
  • NaN Removal: in-fill, interpolate or replace invalid values
  • Reassign geometry headers: update spatial trace headers
  • Trace Shift: adjust trace timing
  • Trace Padding: expand trace extents
  • Velocity ReDatum: datum corrections for velocity models

Horizons and Faults

  • Curvature attributes for horizons
  • Fault projection to aid picking
  • 3D dip and azimuth attributes
  • Improved amplitude extractions


  • Convert arblines to 2D
  • Export custom sections to SEG-Y

Wells & Well Display

  • Bulk import/export (OWX, LAS, ASCII, text)
  • Minimum curvature desurveying
  • Better handling of horizontal and ascending wells
  • Checkshot resampling and time-depth calculations from logs

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