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IHS Petra®: Geological Interpretation Software

Advance your E&P workflows to find more oil and gas.

Petra® is a cost-effective software solution for managing, manipulating and visualizing integrated geological, geophysical and engineering data. Geologists, engineers, technicians and analysts use Petra for exploration, exploitation, infill drilling, reserves analysis, unconventional plays, production analysis and more. With Petra, you can quickly visualize results using mapping, cross-sections, seismic interpretations, log plots, cross-plots, production and reservoir analysis, and 3D visualization. To maximize your subscription, IHS Markit offers technical support as well as Petra training courses at select locations and on site, by request.

Ranked high in the upper right quadrant of the Welling Report for easy-to-use geological interpretation software, Petra enables you to:

  • Expedite drilling decisions with shorter cycle times
  • Integrate large IHS well, production and log datasets
  • Quickly define reservoirs and prospects
  • Focus on analysis rather than map-making
  • Analyze mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Access enhanced data management with Petra Sidekick to load data into one project while working in another

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Training, Support and Licensing

Training – IHS offers comprehensive, effective and quality training courses to geoscientists and geophysicists all over the world. Our goal is to educate within the industry and provide a solid foundation for users of analytical software. View our training courses online.

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Petra Online User Community

When you become an IHS Petra® user, you gain access to so much more than just software. With our Petra Online User Community, you have access to a one stop portal for support from our experts as well as your peers. See what the Online User Community has to offer.


Choose the best option for your company’s financial goals.

  • Subscriptions help to manage short term cash flow constraints and capital budget limitations
  • Perpetual Licensing helps maximize total cost of ownership
  • Standalone when you do not need to collaborate with a wider team, or are a consultant
  • Network for companies who need to collaborate across asset teams
  • Short Term Subscription for one month or longer usage
  • License Trade – Ready to move to Kingdom EarthPAK, you can trade your Petra license today

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Is Petra right for you?

Who uses Petra?How?
  • Identify area of interest
  • Integrate well, log and seismic information
  • Target drilling and recompletions
Drilling Engineers
  • Derive surface and profile plans
  • Analyze planned borehole paths
  • Perform cost estimates and analysis
Reservoir Engineers
  • Identify recompletion and drilling opportunities
  • Optimize production and recovery
  • Analyze reservoir trends
Completion Engineers
  • Model completion performance
  • Provide technical specifications and operating instructions
  • Optimize completion and workover designs and operations
Production Engineers
  • Evaluate separation of produced fluids
  • Monitor downhole flow control
  • Maximize profitability
  • Load information
  • Verify and quality check information
  • Collaborate on project development
  • Understand reservoir properties
  • Perform well, core and log analysis
  • Build reservoir models
  • Evaluate reservoir models
  • Assess strategy
  • Manage risk
  • Ensure compliance

Build your project with direct access to IHS Energy E&P information

IHS Well Information
  • 4+ million current and historic well records
  • Continuously updated well header, formation top, logs run, completion, production test information and more
IHS Raster & Digital Well Log Information
  • 2.6+ million depth-registered raster images
  • 250,000+ digital logs
IHS Production Information
  • Production information within days of receipt from the regulatory authorities
  • Fluids, operation hours, injection records, ratios and cumulative values
IHS Directional Survey Information
  • Surveys for determining potential productivity, pressure, permeability and extent of oil or gas reservoirs or formations in open well bores
  • Information to understand the wellbore path from surface to reservoir, particularly for unconventional plays
IHS Interpreted Formation Tops Information
  • Information for mapping gross geologic structures within a consistent stratigraphic framework for an entire basin, increasing depositional environment understanding, and validating new or existing prospects

Integrate Petra with IHS Energy analytics for extended analysis

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AccuMap®Desktop access to land, well, pressure, production, pipelines, core, reserves and logs data for the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and Frontier areas, as well as Montana, North Dakota and WyomingPerform in-depth analysis of well-centric data for Canada and US; quickly evaluate prospects
Energy Web ServicesAPI, Direct Connect and third-party software options for connecting your IHS Energy data subscription with IHS Energy software solutionsUpload your IHS Energy data subscription into Petra
GeoSyn®Global synthetic generation, cross-plotting, AVO analysis and 2D modeling package designed for geoscientistsExport synthetics and 2D models into Petra to test multiple scenarios and achieve the best results
Information HubCentral repository of all IHS quality-controlled Canadian energy dataPerform in-depth analysis of Canadian well data
LOGarc®A global well information management system that allows you to integrate well log information with existing in-house mapping and analysis toolsPerform mapping and analysis
PowerTools®Easy-to-use analytical tool for evaluating US reserves and economics and lease and well production performanceDevelop a short list of “hot” areas, prospects and operating strategies; plan for future production and depletion of your reservoirs; benchmark production for tight gas sand reservoirs
Enerdeq® BrowserUser-friendly browser that allows you to quickly access US upstream informationStreamline workflows, access the most current data, quickly evaluate prospects, and make decisions faster
FieldDIRECT®Field-to-office service that captures daily US field production information and stores it in a secure server for you and your team to analyze immediatelyConduct historical trending, analyze ROI on workovers and perform reservoir analysis; develop a short list of “hot” areas, prospects and operating strategies; plan for future production and depletion of your reservoirs

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