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Central enables you not only to track, manage, and version control your geoscientific data but provides a virtual environment in which your team members and other project stakeholders can effectively visualise and review models, exchange ideas, and define the next steps in near real-time. Learn how Central can help you in optimising existing workflows through coordinated data sharing and save digital storage space & time through our Cloud technology.

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Speakers

Clare Baxter
Technical Sales Advisor, Energy – Seequent

Duration

51 min

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<v Clare>Hello.</v>

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My name is Clare Baxter

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and I am the technical sales advisor, Energy

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for the Europe and Africa regions.

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Today, I am coming to you from my home office,

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as I’m sure many of you are listening to this

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from your home office.

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And I guess the big question that we have to ask ourselves

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with the huge change of environment that we have been given

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is how can we continue to work as productively

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and as effectively remotely

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as what we always did hitting into the office each day.

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I know that for the geothermal industry,

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this is not something that is always new.

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We continuously are challenged anyway,

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with having to work with teams

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in a range of different locations,

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whether it’s in the office,

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on their rig site or in different countries.

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But I guess now the situation of which we are faced

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has been heightened.

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And the big question at Seequent

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is how can we support you in order to create and continue

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this collaborative environment that is needed?

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This is where Central comes in.

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And for us,

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it is the way in which we see we can assist your teams

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in continuing to work remotely.

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Seequent’s vision is to enable you

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to make better decisions about the earth environment

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and energy challenges.

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In order for us to be able to do that,

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we need to understand the decision processes that take place

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and effectively what this entails.

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The foundation of a decision,

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particularly in the geoscience area is data.

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And the understanding around that data.

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Now, in a geothermal project,

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this data typically comes in the form

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of many different disciplines,

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geology, geochemistry, geophysical data among others.

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And it can also be collected

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by a huge range of different stakeholders

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from the operators, consultants, researchers and others.

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It’s important,

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particularly in this day and age

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for us to be able to take advantage of modern developments

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that we then place this data into a digital format

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and we send it through or use software

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to then make additional interpretations.

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Throughout all of these steps,

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we want to make sure that we consistently work,

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within a collaborative environment,

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so we can truly take advantage

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of every each and other skillsets.

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This is what’s really hard,

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particularly when we’re working remotely.

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How can we truly be effective as a team,

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especially when we can’t see each other face-to-face

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or meet each other around the same screen?

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And in addition,

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the data that, that team works with needs to be accessible

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and also accessible at the right time,

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so that you have the right information

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when you actually need it.

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And of course,

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later on in order to support that decision

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and to also ensure that the due diligence aspect

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of the project is meet,

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the analysis and information needs to be auditable.

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When working remotely,

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whether it’s on the drill site,

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in the field or in the head office

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or as we face right now,

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working from your home office,

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two of the most important aspects

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is to have access to your team members

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and to have access to all of the data

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that you need to be able to do your work

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and to make this effective.

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This access needs to be organized

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and stored in a manner which is managed,

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easily found and completely integrated

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with each of your different departments

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and each of your different team members,

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so that you can obtain

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and collaborate with your team members

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to share that knowledge and experience

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that each one of you hold within you.

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For a lot of the time when we speak with many of you,

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we get the feedback that right now this is absolute chaos.

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And that is really hard for us to be able to have access

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to the data really easily,

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as well as the knowledge from our team members

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to create that collective analysis

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that is really needed to base our decisions.

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And the other part to this is the importance to have access

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or everyone to have access to a single version of the truth,

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rather than the version of the truth,

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being set in your personal desktop computers

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or whether it be an external hard drive or on the server.

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And what we see is

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as this starts to come collectively together,

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we have easy access to be able to formulate the decisions

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on the most relevant and up-to-date data.

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Not only is it the technical realm

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that needs to have access to the data,

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but it’s the entire ecosystem

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that surrounds a geothermal project

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and in order for a geothermal project to be successful,

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the information associated with the subsurface,

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needs to flow freely from C-level,

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all the way through to the technical team,

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back up again and just as commonly out to stakeholders,

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whether they are internal or external to the project.

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And by completely opening up this flow of information,

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we start to see open up how different components,

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within the organization can collaborate together.

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And it’s by opening up this collaboration

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that it gives us the opportunity

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to really gain a return on the investment

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and to have success within that investment.

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It’s for this reason that we created Central

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for organizations to work more effectively

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and ultimately to gain the competitive advantage.

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So, what is Central?

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Central is a cloud hosted system,

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which allows you to manage your models

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and scientific data in a single environment.

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Within this environment,

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you have the opportunity to version track information

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and consistently update information

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with time while actively communicating on it.

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So, you also have the chance to actively view, comment,

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analyze models and data to make decisions together on it.

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Well, all the while keeping the intelligence,

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around all of these processes and steps auditable.

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We essentially have the opportunity to go back in time

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and to understand or to remember why decisions were made

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at certain points of time.

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Central becomes the way

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in which we can visualize our conceptual models.

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And it brings all different teams together,

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as it doesn’t where you’re located,

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whether it’s at the project site,

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whether it’s on the other side of the world

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or whether it’s simply working from your home offices.

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And it brings people together

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who might typically work in silos,

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such as drillers, reservoir engineers, consultants,

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all the way through to investors,

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possible governments and municipalities,

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communities and project managers all in the one place,

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which is Central.

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With collaboration at the forefront of our minds,

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Seequent recognizes that different individuals,

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use different software package.

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And it’s for that reason that we equipped Central

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with a data room.

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This is a space where you can store any type of data.

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So, if you have models or meshes,

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coming from other software packages,

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you can store them here along with maybe GIS objects,

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your well data or whatever it is that you have

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that is project specific.

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And if it’s a mesh then,

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and if it’s a mesh that Leapfrog recognizes,

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then you have the ability to integrate it directly

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from the data room into your modeling environment

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of Leapfrog Geothermal.

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So, when working from home,

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especially during peak Netflix time

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or remotely from areas with the bandwidth

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is definitely decreased

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and we see an issue with transferring large projects,

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can be very time consuming, not very effective.

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With Central,

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we have the ability to actively view

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and analyze those models in a very light environment.

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In addition,

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you have the opportunity to only upload and download

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the incremental changes from one version to the next.

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So, what this means

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is that instead of uploading an entire project,

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every single time for someone to access,

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you’re simply publishing and uploading the work

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that you did in that incremental change.

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That not only allows you to save time and bandwidth,

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it also allows you to assure efficient use of your space

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of where these models are actually stored.

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And this also works in the reverse.

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So, when you download a project

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and you’re also only download

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the updated incremental changes to your hard drive.

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So, how does it actually work?

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Central has three different gateways

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for which you can access your data

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and visualize the information

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that is placed into the cloud hosted system.

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One of the first gateways

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is one many of you are familiar with,

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being Leapfrog Geothermal,

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where you can actively publish

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or download and upload into the cloud hosted space.

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Also it’s a space

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where you can actively pull other people’s objects,

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such as clay cap boundaries into your model

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and integrate them directly,

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into the conceptual model itself.

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The browser is the communication platform

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and this can be seen in some ways

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as the heart of the entire Central environment

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that we’ve created.

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It’s the communication platform

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where you have the opportunity

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to open your model first thing in the morning

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and realize what everybody has been up to.

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It’s here where we have the opportunity

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to visualize the models,

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visualize our colleagues models

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and to annotate them or within the 3D environment.

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This allows us to truly discuss

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what the next steps are in the modeling process.

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And last gateway that we have is the Central Portal.

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It has two particular purposes to it.

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The first is to give your colleagues access to the projects

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and to securely state how they’re going to integrate

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with these projects or collaborate with these projects.

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Because as we know,

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security is something that’s very important,

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particularly if we are going to be sharing our projects

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with third parties.

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The portal is a web environment,

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so it is easily accessible by everyone,

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even if they’re not necessarily a part of your company

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as I did mention,

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you want to share your projects with consultants,

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you do have the ability to give them permission to do so

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and you’re not necessarily giving them access

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to your entire server

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or having to connect directly,

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into your company’s personal server.

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It’s also where you can access

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the project specific data room,

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which I’ve already touched on.

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And this allows you as well to directly integrate

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with the Leapfrog environment.

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So, we’re going to take the next little while,

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having a look at all of these different components

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and how we navigate them

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as well as how we can actively integrate our workflows

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and the flow of our data from one to the other,

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bringing it all together.

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Coming into the Central browser.

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And the browser is a desktop application

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which creates the environment as a communication platform

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or the communication environment within Central.

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The first thing that we do when we come in

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is we want to sign in with my Seequent ID

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and then this will populate all of the different servers

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that we have been given permission to access.

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To connect we simply click on it

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and this will populate the number of projects

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that you have available within your Central Portal.

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These are all grouped based on location.

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So, to come in

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and look into one in a little bit more detail,

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we simply click on it.

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This is going to open up our history tab

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and the history tab gives us a broad overview

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of the entire audit history to the progress of the model.

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Here we have the dots on the left-hand side

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and each one of these points represents a version

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of that project in time.

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We then have a full commentary associated

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with each of these projects,

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which allow us to have a quick reference

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to understand why these decisions have been made.

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The other really useful thing is the stage label.

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And this is something that is completely customizable

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to your workflows and your company’s specific categories

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that you choose to set up.

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The benefit of the stage label once again

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is you can use it for this audit process

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and progress of a project

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as it moves through the different stages,

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within the organization.

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So, on the far left hand side,

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you do see we have a branching structure.

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And typically what was found with most of our clients

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is we tend to have a master’s project approach

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on left-hand side here.

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And then from this master project,

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we end up with these different branches

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and these branches are useful for many different things.

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In particular,

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it allows us to pinpoint or separate out to be able to focus

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on different aspects,

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different purposes of why it is

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that we’re building our models.

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For example,

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it could be that we want to separate our project out,

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into different locations

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or small scale models compared to the regional scale model.

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It could be as in this example,

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we want to separate out our project,

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into different disciplines,

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so that we have different groups such as the geophysicist,

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having their own branch or model,

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the geologists, the well planners.

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And then in the master’s project,

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all of these different disciplines,

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can end up coming together to work in the same space.

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Or alternatively,

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particularly when we get these very large scale projects,

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complex projects,

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we can utilize Central

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to strip down the different aspects that are important,

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such as hypothesis testing

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and only pull out the actual information or data

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that’s important to be able to achieve that.

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On the right hand side,

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we have more detail about these projects.

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So for example,

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we can see all the different objects

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which are available to view and we can come in

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and we can have a look at a summary

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of the detail that’s available for us to look at.

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We also see a summary of our annotations

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and this is a commentary of everything that has

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or the conversations that have taken place

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at this point in time.

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So, it means that one year from now,

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you’ll be able to look back

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and you’ll be able to understand why that decision

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has taken place.

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If we click on this,

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it would take us to our 3D environment

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and the visualization of our objects in 3D

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is very similar to what you may be familiar with

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in Leapfrog.

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The benefit of this is

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it means that all of our conversations

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that we have in those annotations,

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are taking place once again in that 3D place,

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rather than continuing moving from 3D to 2D and back again,

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which can be quite confusing at times.

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We have the ability to reply to our colleagues comments

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or alternatively we can create our own thread of comments.

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And these comments,

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can take place around a 3D coordinate or location,

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meaning that you don’t have to write out

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these full paragraphs trying to explain exactly the location

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that you’re wanting to talk about.

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For example,

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having to create a name for a fault

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or describe exactly what fault it is

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that you’re wanting to discuss the offset on.

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The other aspect that we have

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is the ability to add in annotations.

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And this allows us to upload all of the reports

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or all of the documents as you can see,

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which support the conversations

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that have taken place around them.

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We also have the ability to link in to URLs, to websites

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or to serves for quick reference to the data as well.

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And one of the benefits that we’ve found of the annotations

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is our customers have actually been really creative

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in the way in which they’ve implemented this.

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And some of them have even taken it to the point

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where it’s a full reporting feature

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and there’s been able to go completely paperless.

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On the left-hand side,

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it allows us to review our models.

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So, we can look at our objects

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and for those of you as I mentioned,

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who are used to working with Leapfrog,

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this should be reasonably familiar to you.

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We can turn on objects.

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The extra advantage of the Central browser

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is it allows you to export your data.

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And we can see that we have the ability

[00:23:03.940]
to export this data in a huge range of different formats.

[00:23:08.620]
This opens up a lot of possibilities

[00:23:11.470]
in terms of the working relationship

[00:23:14.290]
that you have with people who typically work

[00:23:17.160]
in other software or outside of the company.

[00:23:22.230]
And it’s particularly handy

[00:23:24.690]
if you’re wanting to share your models with consultants,

[00:23:29.140]
with partners or companies who are required to review

[00:23:33.650]
the progress that you’ve made on your project

[00:23:37.070]
or simply internal customers

[00:23:40.710]
who are using external software.

[00:23:47.100]
The added advantage of incorporating time into the browser

[00:23:51.960]
is also the ability to compare

[00:23:55.210]
how it has changed through time

[00:23:57.730]
and the auditability that comes with that.

[00:24:02.090]
At the bottom,

[00:24:03.230]
we can click and we can see how these objects

[00:24:06.950]
or how this whole project has changed with time.

[00:24:11.580]
And because it is not having to upload

[00:24:17.820]
or publish all of the objects all the time,

[00:24:20.980]
it’s simply caches those objects,

[00:24:23.576]
it means that it’s generally really fast in download speeds.

[00:24:30.680]
The other part of collaboration and comparing,

[00:24:36.620]
can be found up at the top.

[00:24:39.300]
And this allows us to compare two iterations

[00:24:44.300]
of the same models with time.

[00:24:46.990]
So, for example here I can see I have the project before

[00:24:57.080]
and then I’ll just turn off the topography.

[00:24:59.900]
Here we can see the endosite as well as the wells.

[00:25:08.340]
And we can see those objects,

[00:25:17.270]
the wells which were drilled prior

[00:25:21.550]
and those which we’ll drill during the drilling campaign,

[00:25:25.010]
very recent drilling campaign.

[00:25:27.190]
And we can see straight away the impact

[00:25:30.783]
that change has had on the endosite in this case

[00:25:36.730]
or on the volume of our lithology

[00:25:39.190]
and on the understanding of our conceptual model.

[00:25:43.820]
And naturally the next thing

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that you’re going to be wanting to do from here

[00:25:48.660]
is to communicate and discuss that with your colleagues.

[00:25:51.890]
So, we have the ability to add in annotations within this.

[00:25:59.020]
So, to summarize,

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the browser is the space for our communication

[00:26:06.340]
to take place.

[00:26:08.300]
It’s also the main place where you can quickly go

[00:26:12.820]
and have a look at the audit trail,

[00:26:16.010]
the changes and understanding

[00:26:19.810]
or remembering why those decisions had taken place

[00:26:25.130]
at that point in time.

[00:26:27.960]
So, the next thing that I’m going to do

[00:26:30.620]
is I’m going to take you into the portal

[00:26:35.160]
and the web portal will allow us to have a look

[00:26:40.520]
at the administration aspect of Central.

[00:26:45.720]
So, this is now opening up my web browser,

[00:26:49.630]
because the Central Portal is hosted on a website.

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And if you remember the portal has two applications,

[00:27:00.777]
the first one is the administrator aspect of it,

[00:27:06.120]
where we can come in and manage all of our different users.

[00:27:11.520]
We can also invite new users through the Seequent ID

[00:27:16.400]
to participate within the modeling community that we have.

[00:27:22.890]
And we can securely define how each person

[00:27:28.280]
has access to each of the individual projects that we have.

[00:27:36.010]
We can come in and define for them to be a viewer.

[00:27:42.190]
So, this is someone who will have access

[00:27:46.600]
to all of the browser capabilities and functionality

[00:27:51.660]
that I’ve just taken you through.

[00:27:53.980]
It’s someone who wants to analyze

[00:27:58.170]
and make comments on the model like a project manager

[00:28:01.830]
or it could also be a third party

[00:28:05.560]
who you’re wanting to share the project with.

[00:28:10.090]
To an extent it could also be for example,

[00:28:14.810]
the funding managers and organizations

[00:28:18.840]
who you are connecting and sharing the progress

[00:28:23.500]
of your model with

[00:28:24.657]
and the produce of your project with.

[00:28:28.470]
The other type is an editor or a project owner.

[00:28:32.350]
And this is your modeler.

[00:28:35.420]
This is someone who is using and connecting,

[00:28:40.690]
integrating with Central, with Leapfrog Geothermal,

[00:28:46.190]
they will be doing the modeling process

[00:28:49.630]
and then publishing the different iterations

[00:28:52.420]
and the different versions

[00:28:54.140]
that you saw in the branching structure with time

[00:28:59.580]
as the project continues.

[00:29:04.730]
The second aspect is the finding information associated

[00:29:10.580]
with the project.

[00:29:12.020]
So, if they come down to exactly the same project

[00:29:15.340]
that we were looking at earlier on and as I mentioned,

[00:29:19.270]
this is a mining example of the project,

[00:29:24.240]
but what we first get is a broad overview

[00:29:28.270]
of the different components,

[00:29:30.270]
just as we saw in the browser associated

[00:29:33.650]
with what has happened within this project.

[00:29:40.500]
The aspect I want to show you here with the Central Portal

[00:29:44.950]
is this Files tab.

[00:29:46.530]
And this is the data room that we were talking about.

[00:29:51.030]
We can set up and structure this any way we want.

[00:29:57.770]
We have the ability to create folders

[00:30:01.210]
and upload any type of data that we have associated

[00:30:05.598]
with that project.

[00:30:07.820]
So, you can kind of think of it similar to the way

[00:30:12.030]
in which you may use Dropbox.

[00:30:15.730]
If we come in

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and we click through some of these file structure

[00:30:21.170]
that we have,

[00:30:23.350]
the added bonus that we get with the data room

[00:30:27.690]
is we can store our files with version control,

[00:30:32.510]
meaning that our objects

[00:30:36.130]
or our files are essentially place one on top of the other,

[00:30:40.480]
based on the latest iteration of that project.

[00:30:44.490]
Now, this doesn’t mean that you don’t remove the access

[00:30:48.730]
to when you have the older versions.

[00:30:51.970]
We can see here,

[00:30:53.220]
we can still access,

[00:30:54.860]
we can still download

[00:30:56.550]
and open up all of those different files,

[00:31:00.620]
but the benefit and the efficiencies that we gain in this

[00:31:05.290]
is we have the ability

[00:31:06.840]
to now find what is the latest version of that file.

[00:31:13.260]
The other part is the link that we have

[00:31:16.940]
with the data room to Leapfrog Geothermal.

[00:31:20.890]
Now at this stage,

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this is with all of our meshes or our surfaces objects

[00:31:25.970]
that we have uploaded into the data portal.

[00:31:28.840]
And through Leapfrog Geothermal,

[00:31:31.160]
we can pull these directly

[00:31:34.030]
from the data room into our model project.

[00:31:38.420]
And because we have this version control

[00:31:41.120]
and this history associated with those meshes

[00:31:43.880]
in the data room,

[00:31:45.160]
it means that we get notified as the modelers

[00:31:49.880]
if there is a new version that has been updated

[00:31:52.940]
and we can very, very quickly

[00:31:55.450]
and efficiently update that surface,

[00:31:58.240]
within the modeling environment

[00:32:00.560]
to the latest version that has been brought in

[00:32:04.980]
to the data room.

[00:32:06.020]
And this is what I’m going to take you through now.

[00:32:12.720]
The third gateway that I’m going to be taking you through

[00:32:16.340]
is the integration of our modeling software,

[00:32:20.460]
Leapfrog with Central.

[00:32:23.030]
And this is how all of the active modelers will publish

[00:32:28.720]
and look at those projects that are stored within Central.

[00:32:34.060]
Once again,

[00:32:34.893]
the first thing that we need to do

[00:32:36.700]
is we need to sign into our Seequent ID

[00:32:40.120]
and then this will populate all the servers

[00:32:42.730]
that you have access to.

[00:32:45.220]
We click on it and it will connect into the Central server.

[00:32:49.640]
And this will highlight,

[00:32:51.740]
all of the different active Central projects

[00:32:54.930]
that you have available set out into the groups,

[00:32:58.950]
based off the different locations.

[00:33:04.550]
So, let’s go back into our geothermal systems project.

[00:33:10.830]
And we see here,

[00:33:12.520]
we have exactly the same project history

[00:33:17.080]
and with the auditability and the tree,

[00:33:22.090]
all of the comments that we did see,

[00:33:25.020]
through our entire interaction with this project in Central.

[00:33:31.270]
And one of the other benefits that we see in this tab,

[00:33:38.090]
within Leapfrog is all of those annotations,

[00:33:42.420]
collaboration and comments that have been made

[00:33:46.170]
by our colleagues,

[00:33:47.740]
also come through into the Leapfrog environment.

[00:33:52.330]
So, it means not only does the modeling

[00:33:56.700]
and communication take place in 3D,

[00:34:00.410]
but also that communication back to the modeler,

[00:34:04.090]
can take place in 3D as well.

[00:34:06.540]
So, you can click on this

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and it will take you to exactly the same environment

[00:34:12.770]
in which the person was looking at

[00:34:15.140]
when they were making the comment.

[00:34:17.460]
And then you can do your analysis on it.

[00:34:20.900]
Maybe make some changes to the model

[00:34:23.220]
and reply back to your colleagues.

[00:34:27.230]
So, they can have a look at the work that you have done.

[00:34:30.880]
The other thing we have set up within here

[00:34:33.800]
and I’ve talked a little bit about this before,

[00:34:36.950]
are the different branches

[00:34:38.720]
and I guess the different purposes to these branches.

[00:34:42.340]
Within this project,

[00:34:44.470]
we have it set up,

[00:34:45.870]
based off the different disciplines as such,

[00:34:49.010]
associated with the geothermal model or project.

[00:34:54.400]
For example,

[00:34:55.600]
we have a master geology or conceptual model branch

[00:35:01.050]
and then coming off this we have a geophysics branch

[00:35:06.260]
and we also have a well planning branch

[00:35:10.270]
and then we have the drilling branch.

[00:35:12.910]
So, in this case,

[00:35:14.600]
while the drilling has taken place,

[00:35:16.770]
we see the small iterations and changes to the model

[00:35:21.820]
or the conceptual model

[00:35:23.400]
as new data has been added in very quickly.

[00:35:27.560]
And the benefit of Central in the workflows

[00:35:31.560]
that I’m about to show you

[00:35:33.260]
is that you can completely leverage off,

[00:35:36.260]
having this as a separate branch

[00:35:38.980]
to then incorporate it back into the master’s project,

[00:35:42.980]
once you finished the proper analysis and QC

[00:35:47.840]
to all of that data.

[00:35:50.760]
This really does allow you

[00:35:52.870]
to take that full representation

[00:35:55.550]
of your colleagues’ work into your own project

[00:35:59.530]
and in your environment that you’re working on,

[00:36:02.100]
without having to do all of that work once again,

[00:36:06.900]
and almost start from scratch.

[00:36:10.750]
So, the first thing that we’re going to do

[00:36:13.400]
is obviously download the project.

[00:36:17.190]
So, when we work on Central,

[00:36:20.270]
we actually store the project

[00:36:22.220]
that we’re doing the modeling on,

[00:36:24.330]
on our local hard drive.

[00:36:26.960]
And this completely removes any issues

[00:36:30.140]
that you may have with bandwidth

[00:36:32.710]
and any challenges that you may have with misconnections.

[00:36:37.770]
This also means that the only time

[00:36:40.220]
that you need to have that connection with Central

[00:36:42.790]
is when you are publishing that project back.

[00:36:46.580]
So, when are you going to come in and have a look

[00:36:49.550]
at the model and here I have a lithology model,

[00:36:54.140]
which has been completed and sourced by my,

[00:36:58.690]
from the model, sorry, that my colleague has done.

[00:37:03.480]
And this is all completed within the Meshes folder.

[00:37:08.340]
So, what we have when we right click now

[00:37:11.870]
is an important mesh from Central option.

[00:37:15.910]
And this allows us to go into any project

[00:37:19.570]
that we have in Central

[00:37:22.180]
and select meshes from that project.

[00:37:26.070]
So, I can go into any branch

[00:37:28.930]
that my colleagues have been working on

[00:37:31.170]
and I can select any mesh from those projects.

[00:37:35.640]
Alternatively, I also have a direct link into the data room

[00:37:40.560]
and I can import at the bottom here,

[00:37:43.200]
any of the formats that we accept

[00:37:46.140]
from those meshes files located within the data room.

[00:37:52.500]
And I’ve already set some up for you.

[00:37:56.010]
We see here that we have the sub folders,

[00:38:00.340]
allowing us to organize it.

[00:38:02.800]
We have some lithology,

[00:38:05.020]
which has been imported from my colleagues model

[00:38:09.170]
and I also have some fault surfaces,

[00:38:11.700]
which have also been imported from my colleagues model.

[00:38:15.860]
I’ve then been able to take with this lithology

[00:38:19.430]
and completely build another GM,

[00:38:22.440]
within my Leapfrog environment.

[00:38:25.530]
And this has been built directly from those surfaces.

[00:38:30.810]
And here in the same,

[00:38:32.020]
we can see the output volumes from those.

[00:38:35.550]
The benefit of this

[00:38:37.510]
and one of the biggest benefits of Central

[00:38:40.610]
is it recognizes when there is a different version

[00:38:44.900]
or a newer version available of those objects.

[00:38:49.240]
So, we notice here that we have the little clock

[00:38:53.090]
on these meshes

[00:38:54.090]
and this means that there is a newer version of that mesh,

[00:38:57.980]
where my colleagues gone in and did some work,

[00:39:00.430]
further work on that mesh.

[00:39:03.310]
And I can simply bring the newer version into my model

[00:39:07.980]
and it will dynamically update everything

[00:39:10.310]
that is associated with it.

[00:39:12.510]
And I do this by right clicking on it.

[00:39:14.960]
And I can either select the latest version of that mesh

[00:39:20.090]
or I can select from any other version of that surface

[00:39:24.320]
that is located within the project tree.

[00:39:27.430]
And this opens up a huge range of different workflows.

[00:39:32.730]
For example,

[00:39:34.360]
we might have the geophysicist working on all of their data,

[00:39:39.050]
but then I might want to incorporate the analysis

[00:39:42.850]
or the clay cap into my project

[00:39:45.830]
to gain the understanding of it.

[00:39:48.400]
Alternatively,

[00:39:49.570]
I may be the reservoir engineer

[00:39:52.340]
and I might want to bring in all the geology model

[00:39:56.450]
or the temperature data that has been built into my model

[00:40:01.050]
and use this to then inform the evaluations

[00:40:05.890]
or the rock types in the TOUGH2 grid

[00:40:09.070]
that we have with the integration with TOUGH2.

[00:40:13.380]
Or I could simply be planning a well

[00:40:16.660]
and bring in from the masters project

[00:40:19.970]
or the geology project once again,

[00:40:22.130]
all the different aspects that are important,

[00:40:24.910]
the areas that we’re wanting to target

[00:40:27.650]
and plan my well within Leapfrog.

[00:40:31.850]
Then as time continues,

[00:40:35.180]
maybe six months, maybe a year,

[00:40:38.010]
I can then come in and update the model.

[00:40:41.910]
And it is all dynamically linked throughout the project.

[00:40:45.480]
Just like anything else that we have within Leapfrog.

[00:40:49.560]
So, once we’ve made changes to our project,

[00:40:53.190]
we then want to publish back into Central.

[00:40:57.729]
And for this,

[00:40:59.440]
the first thing that we need to do

[00:41:01.320]
is we need to choose what are the different objects

[00:41:04.020]
that we want people to be able to see within the browser.

[00:41:08.210]
And so if I come into the browser,

[00:41:11.020]
let me show you the browser once again,

[00:41:14.530]
these are all of the options

[00:41:16.250]
that I can give my colleagues and my peers,

[00:41:18.960]
the ability to look at and analyze within the same.

[00:41:23.840]
So, I have full control over the security

[00:41:26.830]
or even just paring down and tidying up.

[00:41:30.580]
What are the different aspects

[00:41:32.840]
that I’m wanting to portray in the browser to my colleagues?

[00:41:38.600]
We then need to choose the stage

[00:41:41.050]
and in this case,

[00:41:41.960]
I’m just going to select an experimental stage.

[00:41:45.720]
And then we have the option of publishing

[00:41:50.070]
the geothermal project or simply just the objects.

[00:41:53.680]
And once again,

[00:41:54.830]
this is all related to the size

[00:41:57.510]
and how much data you’re actually wanting to publish.

[00:42:02.280]
When we do choose to publish the project,

[00:42:04.910]
there are some really smart technology

[00:42:07.190]
that has been put in place.

[00:42:09.108]
Not only does it compact the project quite significantly,

[00:42:14.700]
but we have the ability

[00:42:16.200]
to also publish an unprocessed project,

[00:42:19.230]
which completely downsizes

[00:42:21.600]
the size of that project even further.

[00:42:26.520]
From here, we then choose the branch

[00:42:30.840]
if we just going to publish the next stage

[00:42:33.260]
or next version of that project

[00:42:35.720]
or if we’re going to branch out from that

[00:42:39.300]
and this is something that you can get in contact with us

[00:42:43.140]
and we can help you work through

[00:42:45.330]
and really starting to understand exactly

[00:42:48.100]
what that workflow could look like

[00:42:51.607]
or recommend to look like for,

[00:42:56.320]
to help you in making those decisions.

[00:42:59.840]
Obviously we put in some comments about our thoughts

[00:43:03.190]
and the reasons why we’ve gone in

[00:43:04.910]
and done what we have done

[00:43:07.010]
and then this will publish up to Central.

[00:43:13.530]
So, that takes us to the end of our demonstration.

[00:43:17.060]
And to summarize what we have covered a little bit,

[00:43:21.520]
Central focuses on creating the collaboration

[00:43:26.570]
in version control environment.

[00:43:29.950]
It allows you to build a new culture,

[00:43:33.610]
amongst your team members,

[00:43:35.250]
particularly when working remotely.

[00:43:38.730]
And the Central browser in particular,

[00:43:42.570]
along with the annotations within the 3D space,

[00:43:46.500]
allow you to truly keep everyone actively connected

[00:43:50.830]
and create a community despite everyone being elsewhere.

[00:43:56.020]
It gives you an idea of consistent updates

[00:43:59.690]
and always lets you know when changes have taken place.

[00:44:04.590]
And it’s because of this

[00:44:06.490]
that you can really create a consistent audit trail,

[00:44:10.200]
around all of these decisions that need to happen.

[00:44:15.330]
Part of the new culture,

[00:44:17.330]
can look at how you test different ideas and peer review.

[00:44:23.970]
We have the ability of setting up different stages

[00:44:29.500]
of monitoring of our projects

[00:44:31.980]
and the different stages of modeling.

[00:44:35.740]
So, we can see here that someone is working on the project

[00:44:40.670]
and then once they have peer reviewed

[00:44:43.210]
and finally QC-ed all of the data,

[00:44:46.750]
we then have the final update that has been approved.

[00:44:51.210]
And once again, this process can repeat itself.

[00:44:55.870]
We also have the ability

[00:44:58.010]
to specify completely different workspaces.

[00:45:02.010]
So, over on the right,

[00:45:04.300]
we have the scenario testing workflow

[00:45:08.060]
where we have some branches

[00:45:10.120]
that people have tested different ideas

[00:45:12.560]
and looked at different conceptual models

[00:45:16.890]
of the subsurface.

[00:45:18.640]
And in the end after discussions have taken place,

[00:45:22.986]
understanding of all of the data,

[00:45:25.900]
they have then decided on one major branch.

[00:45:30.620]
The other workflows that we’re seeing

[00:45:32.730]
with the ability to separate out our individual workspaces

[00:45:38.467]
is the collaboration and integration

[00:45:41.800]
of different disciplinary teams.

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So, here we have an example on the left

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where we have our reservoir engineering team,

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communicating and collaborating with the geological model

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or the geoscience team.

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We have a main branch,

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which is the geological conceptual model.

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And then as the flow simulations have been brought in

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and integrated into the Leapfrog model,

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we can see the different thinking process

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and different hypothesis testing

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and have a look at the difference.

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So, what we can see here is the main branch,

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we have the geological model,

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which is not only used as the pre-processing stage.

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We can also see the integration and importing

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of the completed run flow simulation into the 3D space.

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Now, here we can see,

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we have different scenario testing of those numerical models

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and also the different comparison,

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during the history matching process.

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The other very common workflow that we do see

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is the integration between the geoscience team

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and the drilling.

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And for this,

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not only is it important during the well planning phase

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to have you communicating and collaborating a lot better,

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but during drilling,

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it means we can do these interim updates very, very quickly

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and easily with our model.

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And as I said in the morning,

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the next day you can come in and you can quickly have a look

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and see what the updates

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of the previous days drilling have been

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to then actively make any new decisions

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that need to be made while you’re drilling.

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And of course,

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what we also have is the ability to truly cross collaborate

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by introducing someone else’s work into the project

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with a live link.

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Now, I’ve already gone through the example

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where we can bring in the drilling information,

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into a master project

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or we can also bring

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in the reservoir engineering information.

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Here, we see that we have our geophysical information.

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So, it could be that we incorporate the clay cap

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or that we incorporate infield faults,

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into our master project.

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At Seequent we’re always trying to think about what is next

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and what more can we develop

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to enable you to make those decisions

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that you need to make more effectively and efficiently.

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In terms of Central,

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the biggest focus for us is around the collaboration

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and communication aspects that it brings.

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And so here you can see a little bit of a sneak peek

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to what we are going to bring out

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in the April-May release coming out in a few weeks.

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And the big thing for this is the notifications.

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So, you will have the ability to structure

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and set up the way in which you are being notified

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to any changes that take place

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with your projects within Central.

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It means that you can come in

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and you can choose to receive notifications,

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associated with either revisions or branches,

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the collaborations or annotations

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as well as the different users.

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And you can also personalize this,

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based off the different projects that you have.

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This is really important,

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because it could be that you are actively focusing

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on one specific project,

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which you want to see the updates for.

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And the others you might not necessarily be as important

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or as focused on at that point in time.

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And so we don’t necessarily want to clog up your emails

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or make you overwhelmed with everything that is happening.

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You can also choose

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how you receive each of these notifications,

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whether it’s through the app or whether it’s via your email.

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So, that concludes our webinar for today.

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If you do have any questions

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or you are interested in seeing

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how Central can help support

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and create the collaborative environment

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that was spoken about within your organization,

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please feel free to reach out

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to any of our Geothermal Energy representatives,

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around the world.

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And if you do want to know a little bit more information,

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you can also go to our website, sequent.com.

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Thank you for your time and for joining us today.

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And we hope to be able to see you again,

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next time at Seequent.