Nowadays computer technologies are an integral part of geological and geophysical data interpretation and geological modelling. At different modelling stages and interpretation it is necessary to build 2D grid models (depth maps, gross sand, net sand pay, porosity, oil saturation, etc.). It should not be forgotten that one of the key work results presentation is a set of all kinds of maps.

There is no specialized software on the market, which allows to fully carry out a wide range of tasks related to mapping technologies (interpolation, analysis, editing, visualization, plotting), prognosis and integration of geological and geophysical data. The existing software products, in general rule, occupy another slot – seismic interpretation, 3D geological modelling, WLD – systems, reserves estimation and others, which appears in insufficient set of capabilities for 2D geological and geophysical modelling. Many technologies are somehow presented in other software products where experts have to work with, which often do not allow to get the desired result.

The necessary features are presented in IngeosMAP (iMAP)® software, patented by INGEOSERVICE LLC company. IngeosMAP (iMAP)® software, the main objective is 2D-geological digital modelling, presents qualitatively new opportunities for editing (including local, involving point objects, polygons and lines, as for both plicative and disjunctive surfaces) and data analysis, which provide modern programming tools, an easy and intuitive user-friendly interface was created, the great potential for the further increasing of a wide range of tasks, which are within the competence of the specialists: geologists, interpreters, geological modeling specialists, reserves estimation specialists.
INGEOSERVICE LLC obtained a patent for its IngeosMAP (iMAP)®, software product registered by the Federal Intellectual Property Service (Rospatent).

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Main advantages and tasks to be solved by IngeosMAP (iMAP)®software:

  • full cycle of operations with 2D models: import / export, interpolation, visualization, analysis, editing, export and printing of graphic enclosures, storage of designed graphic applications and pictures in the project;
  • multilinear regression with automatic search for the best solution;
  • operating with faults, disjunctive tectonics accounting during interactive editing and smoothing of grids;
  • automatic correction (tying) of the grid by linear and point (wells) objects, integral correction along vectors taking into account faults;
  • frequency decomposition, spectral transformations;
  • classification with the building of a matrix of classes, classifications with and without standards;
  • method of automatic well validation (estimation of building accuracy);
  • crossplots building: Grid / Grid with the ability to select an area and display it on the map, Points / Points with interactive exclusion of their part from the analysis;
  • operations with Big Data;
  • operations with both rectangular and geographic coordinates, coordinate conversion;
  • automatic building of an isochoric / isopachic triangle.

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Software technologies

The IngeosMAP (iMAP)® software uses open cross-platform libraries Qt, Qwt, OpenCV, VTK.

Main application window

The main window of the IngeosMAP (iMAP)® software includes the main menu of the program, a toolbar, a 2D object visualization area, an object tree, object visualization properties and statistics windows, and a status line that displays position coordinates on the left mouse, and on the right, information on the current scale and size of the 2D visualization area.

Color palette editor

The software provides a wide range of color palettes for grids by default, stored permanently in the “…Program Files\iMAP\palettes” folder. In addition to the presented set, the user can independently create new ones and edit existing ones.

Object Types in iMAP® 

Software operation modes

There are several modes of operation in IngeosMAP > software, the buttons for switching which are located on the toolbar main window of the program.

Pie charts 

Point object interactive editing 

Operation with the line objects

Some procedures for operating with line objects presented below. 

Operation with spaced grids (grids) 

This section provides information on operating with grid objects. Contents of a section of the reference guide for operating with grid objects is given below:
General information on grid data (grids);
    –Visualization options;
    –Context menu;
    –Conversion of isolines to a linear object;
    –Data interpolation;
    –Mathematical operations;
    –Quick math operations;
    –Frequency decomposition;
    –Change of geometric parameters;
    –Regriding (recalculation from one grid to another);
    –Setup values in grids by contours;
    –Faults setup;
    –Calculation of distances to faults;
    –Calculation of distances to linear and point objects;
    –Density grid of linear objects building;
    –Grid of the the number of hits in the contour building;
    –Recalculation by segmented linear dependence;
    –Calculation of gradients;
    –Validation method for structural buldings;
    –Automatic (local) tying on wells;
    –Automatic (local) grid tying on contours/lines;
    –Similarity maps building.

Validation method for structural buildings

The well validation method is used, among other things, to check and evaluate the accuracy of structural buildings. The input data are a equally spaced grid of time depths and TVDSS defined at the points of reservoir intersection of the wells.

Automatic (local) tying on wells

Automatic tying on wells s one of the algorithms for correcting a 2D grid model (structure surface, thickness map, petrophysical maps, etc.), associated with matching the grid with well (point) data. Not in every case this approach is optimal, which depends on the organization of the source data. Unlike interpolation of point data, where a representative amount of data is used simultaneously in the calculation, this mode is a sequential processing of each well separately.

Automatic grid tying on contours/lines

Automatic grid tying on the contours and lines of a linear object is another algorithm for correcting a 2D grid model (structure surface, thickness map, maps of petrophysical parameters, etc.) associated with adjusting the grid in such a way that the corresponding isoline passes strictly along the line, defined at the input in the linear object. This algorithm is applicable for solving the following tasks: bringing the structural plan in line with the previously defined contact contour (GWC, GOC, etc.), correcting the pinch-out line of the thickness map, bringing the porosity map to the boundary value on the replacement line, etc.

Similarity map building

This algorithm is based on the assessment of the measure of the feature’s spatial connection, which manifests itself in the nature of the isolines display – direction and frequency, with the standard object. An area described by an ellipse is set as a reference.


Cross-plots are one of the most visual ways to present not only the initial data, but also the results of the work. The main goal of building crossplots is to search and test existing hypotheses and ideas, but visualization, competent justification and interpretation of the patterns obtained is one of the main tasks of a geologist or geophysicist-interpreter. The IngeosMAP software provides the ability to build crossplots both by a bunch of objects Grid/Grid, and by a pair of two parameters point objects</u >.

Axonometry and schematic sections building

For a more substantive analysis of objects, a three-dimensional visualization of grids has been implemented with the ability to build a section along an arbitrary line. Below the Grid section software’s window for 3D visualisation and sections building presented.

Integration of geological and geophysical data

In current version of the IngeosMAP software implements the following features:

  • building a classification map for two grid objects with the class matrix building to solve the tasks of zoning and contouring the most prospective zones (target);
  • multiple linear regression to obtain the areal distribution of the predictable defined in the well data.

Plotting and export

The IngeosMAP software has the ability to directly print on a printer/plotter and export to *.PDF format the generated graphic applications and pictures.