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New Release of Tecplot RS Now Available

Latest version of company’s tool for visualizing and analyzing oil & gas reservoir simulation data features user-requested upgrades and productivity enhancements

BELLEVUE, Wash. (September 10, 2015) – Tecplot, Inc., developer of the leading visualization and analysis software for reservoir engineers, today announced the general availability of Tecplot RS 2015 Release 1.

The most notable user-requested upgrades and productivity enhancements in this release of Tecplot RS include:

Bubble Plot Enhancements

The new bubble plot enhancements allow users to present well-production data in 2D and 3D grid plots through pie-chart symbols. The user assigns well variables to be displayed as pie segments, whose size is based on the relative value. The size of the bubble can also be assigned to a production variable. Each variable may also be scaled independently to convert to consistent units.

Bubble Pie Charts in Tecplot RS

Water saturation shown with bubble pie charts. See What’s New in Tecplot RS 2015 R1

Interactive Equation Editor

A new calculator-style equation editor simplifies creating and modifying sets of equations for derived variables. Complete equations, including the appropriate syntax, can be entered interactively by selecting functions and existing variables from supplied lists.

Support for multi-reservoir NEXUS© models

With the new release, it is now possible to load and display solutions for multi-reservoir models from NEXUS simulations. Multiple-reservoir grids can be viewed together or separately layer-by-layer.

License Roaming

Users who need to travel can now check-out a network license for their laptop computer and take it on the road. The user will then have access to a licensed copy of Tecplot RS while they are disconnected from the office network. The check-out process is handled efficiently from a simple utility in the Help menu.

New Welcome Screen

When Tecplot RS is launched, users will be presented with a new Welcome Screen that provides quick access to recently used projects, documentation and online resources. They can also proceed directly to data loaders. After the Welcome Screen is dismissed it can be recalled at any time from the View menu.

It should come as no surprise that the key theme of this release is increased usability and user productivity. As with all of our product releases, we are guided by a commitment to giving our customers tools that make their work-life easier. For this release, the new welcome screen, equation editor, and license roaming feature are evidence of that commitment.

– Don Roberts, Tecplot president and Tecplot RS product manager

About Tecplot RS

First released in 2002, Tecplot RS helps users manage and analyze oil & gas reservoir simulation data, uncover knowledge about reservoir model behavior, and gain confidence in making crucial decisions. The software allows users to evaluate a full range of results, including line graphs, 2D x-sections, and 3D grid plots. Tecplot RS supports 64-bit Windows 10, 8, and 7; and 64-bit Linux platforms.

Pricing starts at $6,600 in the U.S. for a single-user perpetual license. Tecplot RS users with current Software Maintenance Service subscriptions can upgrade to Tecplot RS 2015 Release 1 at no additional cost. Special pricing is available for qualified academic users upon request.

About Tecplot, Inc.

Founded in 1981 by former Boeing engineers Don Roberts and Mike Peery, who today serve as CEO and chairman of the board, respectively, Tecplot is the leading developer of visualization and analysis software for engineers and scientists. Tecplot’s products allow customers using desktop computers and laptops to quickly analyze and understand information hidden in complex data, and communicate their results to others via brilliant images and compelling animations. The privately held company’s products are used by more than 45,000 technical professionals around the world.

Tecplot has been awarded numerous Small Business Innovation Research contracts from DOD, NASA, DARPA, and the National Science Foundation. In 2012, the company was named a Red Herring Top 100 Americas Award winner. Since its founding more than 30 years ago, Tecplot has consistently delivered category-leading innovation to the engineering and scientific communities. Examples of this never-ending innovation include Tecplot RS for oil & gas reservoir simulation, Tecplot Chorus for analyzing multiple simulations of design-space exploration data, Tecplot 360 EX for lightning-fast analysis of massive CFD simulation data, and Tecplot Focus for automating routine data analysis and plotting tasks.

Editorial Contact:
Peter Masi
Masi PR for Tecplot, Inc.