Nicola has a degree in geology from the University of Portsmouth and has previous experience in working in the mining and waste management business sectors.
She is responsible for maintaining ICL’s ISO9001 quality standard and has responsibility for all aspects of Itasca software codes and administrative support for ICL’s own software InSite, as well as the day to day running of the office.
The Fifth International Itasca Symposium will be held at the University of Vienna (Austria). The Symposium will features the application of Itasca software for solving engineering and scientific challenges in geomechanics, hydrogeology, microseismicity, and more.
Mr. Hughes has extensive experience working at ICL on developing enhancements to the InSite application including a new 3D visualizer, tools for velocity model calibration, array analysis, discrete fracture network inversion, source scan location and the real-time triggering of data from miniSEED files and multiple arrays.
He has also revised and enhanced the data acquisition software used with ICL’s laboratory test equipment. His expertise is in the use of the C++ programming language using Visual Studio. In addition to this, he has extensive experience using MFC, OpenGL, HDF5, SQL Server, .NET and TCP/IP socket programming.
In total, he has over 30 years of experience developing software, mainly PC based, but also hosted on embedded and IP telephony platforms. Mr. Hughes holds a B.A. in Physics from Oxford University.
InSite-HF was last updated Jan 22nd 2019.
InSite-HF™ is our specialist software tool for setting up a microseismic hydraulic fracturing project and then guiding the user through to data acquisition and processing.
To request a quotation for InSite-HF please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
DESIGN: Microseismic survey design tools to plan arrays and meet engineering objectives.ACQUISITION: Real-time data acquisition and processing with customizable triggering settings.PROCESSING: Manual and automated processing with efficient workflows. Complex velocity models and sophisticated algorithms for microseismic location.INTERPRETATION: Enhanced interpretation of microseismic clouds. Characterize hydraulic fracture geometry and the microseismic geomechanical response to an injection.UNDERSTANDING: Interpretation tools for postanalysis of completion objectives and stimulation effectiveness. Microseismic survey design tools to plan arrays and meet engineering objectives.
ACQUISITION: Real-time data acquisition and processing with customizable triggering settings.
PROCESSING: Manual and automated processing with efficient workflows. Complex velocity models and sophisticated algorithms for microseismic location.
INTERPRETATION: Enhanced interpretation of microseismic clouds. Characterize hydraulic fracture geometry and the microseismic geomechanical response to an injection.
UNDERSTANDING: Interpretation tools for postanalysis of completion objectives and stimulation effectiveness.
InSite-HF™ is ICL's specialist software product for setting up a microseismic hydraulic fracturing project and then guiding the user through data acquisition, processing and interpretation. Microseismic events can be located through simple and complex velocity models. Manual and automated waveform processing can be carried out with comprehensive import and export of raw and processed event data. Seismic events, field objects, geological structures and analysis objects can be visualized within a 3D volume.
InSite-HF™ provides tools for importing, processing and visualizing seismic data with a high-level of automation, making processing and reprocessing a simple work flow.
InSite-HF™ is developed in a version controlled environment within a quality management system. InSite™ has been available as a commercial product for two decades and has been used by leading companies for realtime monitoring, quality assurance, post-processing, reprocessing and advanced analysis.
Technical support is provided by geophysicists with experience in commercial projects in the oil & gas sector. We offer open software training courses from our Shrewsbury office and can provide bespoke training solutions for companies online or in person.