3D Publisher for Petrel


Petrel is the leading software for oil and gas reservoir modelization by Schlumberger. As an Ocean partner, Mirage Technologies already sells the PointCloudViz LiDAR plugin on this platform, allowing the workflow integration of very large point cloud datasets.

Mirage's newest Petrel plugin, 3D Publisher, provides powerful 3D content exporting functionality to exploit and distribute 3D data, models and simulation results in a variety of formats and media:

  • Electronic documents, using standard 3D PDF supported by free Adobe Reader software.
  • Web pages, using JavaScript supported in all main Web browsers.
  • Computer videos and animations, by exporting 3D formats like OBJ, 3DS and FBX, supported by 3D animation software like Autodesk 3DMax and Unity.
  • Interactive viewing using free open source tools like Open Scene Graph (OSG), by exporting OSG binary and text formats.
  • 3D printing, via STL format (for monochrome printing) and Collada format (for color printing).


What you see is what you get

3D Publisher uses a simple one-click interface to export the visible content of a Petrel 3D Window, using the same styles and options.

The exported data is structured in a node hierarchy, so the objects can be manipulated separately.

View of sample data in Petrel

View of exported sample data in free interactive 3D OSG viewer 

View of exported sample data in an interactive 3D PDF document

View of exported sample data in an interactive Web page (see also below)


Distribute content for free, no strings attached

As seen in the images above, by using 3D Publisher you can distribute Petrel content with free viewers, without any license fee. In addition, professional 3D video animations can be created via 3DS, OBJ, FBX and other formats.

Interactive models can be distributed via:

(*) Install Adobe Reader. Right-click on the above PDF link and choose "Save link as..." to save the PDF instead of opening it in the Web browser.

  • Embedded in a Web page, by exporting to .osgjs format, as shown in this example:


Example of embedded Web visualization of Petrel data exported with 3D Publisher.
(Use mouse buttons to navigate in the 3D view and mousewheel to zoom in/out)


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