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Cobalt International Energy Selects PaleoGIS

We are pleased to announce that Cobalt International Energy, Inc. is the newest user of The Rothwell Group’s plate tectonics reconstruction software, PaleoGIS.
Cobalt International Energy selects PaleoGIS software application or app, an extension for ESRI ArcGIS

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (Cobalt) is an independent exploration and production company active in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico and offshore Angola and Gabon in West Africa. Cobalt was formed in 2005 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

The Rothwell Group (Rothwell) is a software engineering and process optimization company. For over a decade, the company has collaborated with its clients to transform their complex business workflows into simplified and tailored solutions that drive operational efficiency, manage costs and increase employee productivity.

For the petrochemical and mineral industries, Rothwell has developed PaleoGIS, plate tectonics reconstruction software, and PaleoClimate™, quick-cycle climate modeling software. These are first-pass screening tools that enable geologists and GIS professionals to predict high-potential analogues with lower risk and cost, as well as to understand basin and play formation with greater accuracy. The products are installed at the majority of the largest and fastest-growing global oil and gas and mineral exploration companies.

Rothwell to introduce PaleoClimate at Third Annual Users Conference in Houston, November 14

PaleoClimate™ sample output image - Surface temperature: Winter, northern hemisphere

Rothwell is pleased to introduce its newest product, PaleoClimate, at its 3rd Annual PaleoGIS Users Conference on Thursday, November 14, 2013. The event is being held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston.

Now, the power of paleo-climate modeling at your fingertips.

PaleoClimate is a desktop application that employs a parametric approach to model the climate of ancient earth. The product uses paleogeographic data as inputs for calculating all paleoclimate outputs. The elevation and distribution of land and sea for a given time are used to predict surface level pressure, which is then used to compute all other outputs including: sea level temperature, surface temperature, wind direction and azimuth, ocean currents, coastal upwelling, and wetness.

As a parameter driven application, PaleoClimate is not intended to replace robust supercomputer-based climate modeling. Rather, our quick cycle approach will allow geoscientists to rapidly explore a wide variety of factors and fine tune assumptions. The results will further strengthen first pass screening accuracy and/or validate the need to invest in more sophisticated climate analysis.

In combination with Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) and other key data geologists and GIS professionals will be able to dynamically analyze and visualize a wide range of paleoclimate scenarios that may have affected source rock formation

DEMs for PaleoClimate are immediately available from plate model vendors Neftex and the PALEOMAP Project. PaleoClimate can be launched from PaleoGIS or can operate as an independent application. PaleoClimate’s outputs are viewable in ArcMap or in a variety of other GIS applications.

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