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2014-06-25 12:31:01

NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New plug-in integrates georeferenced maps and scientific data from Geofacets with 2D and 3D geological and geophysical models on Petrel E&P software platform Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services today announced the launch of Geofacets Connector for Schlumberger Petrel* and Studio*. Geofacets Connector for Petrel and Studio...

2014-04-06 23:02:16

Dynamic Graphics, Inc., Announces Significant New Features in Upcoming CoViz 4D Release Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 06, 2014 Dynamic Graphics (DGI) announces a new version of its quantitative visualization software package, CoViz 4D. CoViz 4D’s 7.1 new features include enhanced drag-and-drop loading from Schlumberger Petrel projects, drag-and-drop loading of LAS well log files, and numerous new options in the established optional modules: the CoViz Sim2Seis workflow and the CoViz...

Changing Eating Habits Of The Hawaiian Petrel And Other Sea Birds Concern Scientists
2013-05-14 08:29:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Changes in the eating habits of endangered Hawaiian petrels have scientists concerned about the impact that the growth of industrialized fishing will have not only on the seabirds but upon other species of animals as well. Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) and the Smithsonian Institution (SI) looked at both ancient and modern remains of the birds, which spent much of their lives foraging for food in the Pacific...

2011-04-13 00:00:28

Delivering on its promise to provide added value to Petrel users through Ocean plug-in development Hosuton, TX (PRWEB) April 12, 2011 INT, a Schlumberger preferred Ocean Development Partner, has posted a new plug-in for the Petrel platform on the Ocean Store. The INTStereonet plug-in provides an essential tool for analyzing plane and line orientation and allows Petrel users to understand the geometries of many Petrel data types, including faults, horizons, streamlines and points. To view a...

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2010-03-15 13:25:00

Thin-billed prions select their molting grounds individually Not only land birds, but also some seabirds, cover enormous distances during migration: the sooty shearwater, for example, circumnavigates the earth one and a half times on its travels. Despite this, relatively little is known about the migratory behavior of seabirds as compared with that of their land-living counterparts. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology have studied the migratory behavior of thin-billed...

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2009-09-14 12:40:00

Conservationists say the first ever positive identification at sea of the Fijian petrel raised hopes for the survival of the world's most mysterious and endangered seabirds, AFP reported. The Fiji petrel virtually disappeared and has not been positively identified since the last specimen was documented in 1855. However, the first time the chocolate colored petrel had ever been positively identified on the water came during a successful 11-day expedition by scientists to the seas off the...


Latest Petrel Reference Libraries

Tristram’s Storm Petrel, Oceanodroma tristrami
2013-04-22 14:33:05

The Tristram’s Storm Petrel (Oceanodroma tristrami) is a species of seabird in the family of storm-petrels called Hydrobatidae. The species’ specific and common name comes from the English clergyman Henry Baker Tristram, the species can also be known as the Sooty Storm-petrel. The Tristram’s Storm Petrel is distribution across the North Pacific Ocean; mainly in tropical seas. This storm-petrel has long angular wings and is 24 cm long. The plumage is dark all over with a slightly pale...

Swinhoe's Storm Petrel, Oceanodroma monorhis
2012-12-10 12:17:48

Swinhoe’s Storm Petrel may also be known as Swinhoe’s Petrel. It is a small, all-brown seabird of the storm petrel family of Hydrobatidae. The breeding habitat is islands in the northwest Pacific off China, Japan, and Korea. When they nest, it’s usually in colonies close to the sea in rock crevices and lays a single white egg. They spend the rest of the year at sea, ranging into the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. Being a small bird, they are only 18 to 21 centimeters in length, and...

Galápagos Petrel, Pterodroma phaeopygia
2012-10-27 22:25:38

This large, long-winged seabird is found in the five islands of the Galapagos Archipelago. The local people of the islands often call them “patabegada”. This species was once known as The Dark-Rumped Petrel, although recent changes have eliminated that name from current use. This bird is an endemic marine bird and usually nests in highlands with high humidity. In the past, the petrel population was severely affected by introduced mammals that depredated and altered the nesting...

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2012-04-03 13:59:46

Cook’s Petrel, (Pterodroma cookii), is a species of seabird and a member of the gadfly petrels. The breeding habitat of this species is limited to three small islands in New Zealand: Little Barrier Island, Great Barrier Island, and Codfish Island. It migrates to the Pacific Ocean when it is not breeding. It can sometimes be seen well off the west coast of the United States and tropical South America. The adult is 9.8 to 11.8 inches in length with a 26-inch wingspan. The bill is long and...

Band-rumped Storm Petrel, Oceanodroma castro
2012-03-22 18:45:25

The Band-rumped Storm Petrel, (Oceanodroma castro), also known as the Madeiran Storm Petrel or Harcourt’s Storm Petrel, is a species of storm petrel in the family Hydrobatidae. It is found in the warmer parts of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In the Atlantic, these include the Azores and Madeira; in the Pacific, the Galapagos Islands. This bird is about 7.5 to 8.25 inches long with a 17- to 18-inch wingspan, and weighs about 1.5 to 1.75 ounces. It is mainly black with an extensive...

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