Welcome to the PetroVR blog.

Here we'll be discussing how PetroVR can help you accelerate to production. Your comments and ideas are welcome, so please tell us what you think. Your guidance helps improve PetroVR for you and all our clients. Our goal is to help you improve your business and we hope these conversations will lead us there together.

The Course of the Methods

René Descartes (1596-1650) was maybe the first philosopher of the Modern era, possibly one of the founders of it, and surely one of the most influential minds of our entire history. In his Discourse on the Method (1637) he proposed the (use of the) doubt as a systematic method for reaching the truth. He made the most of doubt: doubt every given notion, admitting as valid only that knowledge that resists every attempt to refute it. Read More

Small Data and Parallel Processing

So, here we are in the age of Big Data. Huge amounts of records of the most diverse nature flood the Net. And most likely you have already noticed that there are cases where the information we obtain from this orgy of captures doesn’t suffice our modeling needs. Why? Read More

Even Probabilistic Splits

You have a probabilistic estimate of the OIP of a reservoir R. You also have a number n of wells w1, …, wn you will need to model in order to develop the reservoir. You don’t have estimates for the reserves of these wells so you would like to split the total recoverable fluid EUR of the reservoir evenly and probabilistically among the wells. How do you do that? Read More

Smalltalks 2014 – A quick report

On the first days of November, we (Caesar’s Buenos Aires team and CEO) attended the Smalltalks 2014 conference. We have been attending these conferences since its first edition in 2007. Every year the conference takes place in a different university around Argentina, and this year it was at UTN in the large city of Cordoba. Read More

A sea of names

It is easy to feel one is getting lost in a sea of names: the number of technologies that serve the development process is so huge and it seems to change so rapidly that it is easy to get overwhelmed, even regarding topics closely related to the technology we use in our daily work. Read More

Hyperbolic to Exponential Transition

I don’t know if PetroVR users are decision makers. What I do know is that they are decision modelers. And what do decision modelers need? Expressiveness, of course! That’s why the vast majority of the questions our Help Desk analysts receive are, in one way or another, “how do I express ?” Read More

PetroVR in 2048

Last month one of our Development Team members sent an email regarding a coding contest organized by Cincom based on the well-known game 2048. The game had to be programmed and enhanced using Smalltalk. This email opened a discussion that resulted in an analogy between this entertaining and yet very simple strategy game and our own strategy environment: PetroVR. Read More

PetroVR v11.2 New Capabilities

PetroVR 11.2 has just been released, and as it happens with every release, here is our video exploring the new capabilities included in this version. Read More

A curious paradox

While studying a Value of Information PetroVR model presented in a Caesar Systems Knowledge Base video, one of our users noticed a paradox. Read More

Columbus’ Project

Take a look at this amazing documentary film recently discovered by our archivists, to reflect on how important it is to have the support of a great system in the analysis of Risk and Uncertainties. Read More