Visualization technology has the potential to fundamentally change the way companies conduct business in the oil and gas industry. The last four years have seen the growing acceptance in the upstream portion of the industry of large collaborative and semi-immersive visualization systems such as large flat screens, curved screen theaters, and fully immersive CAVEs.

Benefits of fully immersive tracked environments include:

Drilling planning is an example of an application that can benefit from such an environment. Planning wells for exploration and field development requires integration of a wide variety of data, geometric accuracy of the data display, interaction with the...

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