p:IGI+/Metis Transform version 1.14.x release

We are pleased to announce the release of version of p:IGI+, and version of Metis Transform. This version includes a number of new features and performance enhancements. 

This version includes the following changes with respect to 1.13.0:

New features
  • New project now opens more quickly, and older projects are updated to the latest database automatically (this might make the first open a bit slower, so save to speed up opening times).
  • Tie points to enable Measured Depth (MP) -> True Vertical Depth (TVD) conversion can be bulk imported from Excel files for multiple wells in a project, similarly to lithostrat and chronostrat tops.
  • The first tab on well manager has been renamed from "Common" to "Well Info".
  • The mud type has been added to the well "Drilling" tab.
  • Artefacts (graphs, pages, project data overview and statistics) can be docked in the workspace by dragging on to the workspace. Double click opens in a separate child window.
  • Sample sets, palettes and wells can be applied to docked artefacts. They are shown in the docked contents header.
  • Ion channels can be used to search for molecular properties with ion channel information populated.
  • Ion channels can also be included in the property headers and will be used in import linking / property search.
  • The font family and size can be set for all graphs.
  • Brushing has been enabled on histograms, both to and from.
  • Brushing has been enabled on parallel coordinate plots, both to and from.
  • Search for properties is more robust and will always return many results.
  • Search for properties will convert special characters earlier in the pipeline, e.g. alpha to a, superscript to number - helps with linking.
  • Renaming a sample set / well now updates the name on any artefact windows to which it is applied.
  • Can now harmonise well properties effectively.
  • Can no longer harmonise Any properties - this should never have been possible!
  • Histogram bars are now exactly filled by the fill colour and have an outline around each element.
  • Visual query highlight is always shown correctly on all graphs, even when just opened.
  • Equations do not show the results when dividing by zero, but ratios can be correctly converted if a normalised form is shown.
  • Lithostrat and chronostrat is always assigned correctly to samples (the Unknown level is now the lowest level in the hierarchy were it was the highest).
  • Property names in graph manager are now using the standard display format.
Property model changes
  • The sample type classification has been updated to allow a complete description of the sample. This update has seen new properties added: Rock Type.Sample, Container Type.xx and Origin.xx, to accompany already present properties: Category.Sample, Type.xx, Fluid type.xx and Gas Type.Gas. All associated drop-down code lists have been edited. 
  • Any properties have been added for all location properties to allow users to easily find all samples (linked to wells and from outcrops) in a region.
  • TOC-Extr.Any has been added that prefers extracted measurements over unextracted data, which is preferred in TOC.Any. TOC-Extr.Any is now the preferred property used in SARA fractionation ratios %Sat/TOC and CNE.
  • New property, Sample weight (Sam wt) added to all pyrolysis analysis groups.
  • A range of new molecular properties have been added to WO-GCMS, Sat-GCMS and Arom-GCMS analysis groups. Some key examples include: Dimethyldibenzothiophenes (m/z 212), Chrysene (m/z 228), Methylchrysenes (m/z 242), 2-Methylpropane, 3-Methylbutane and light end C7-C12 aromatics.
  • New gas analyses groups have been added to store occluded (Gas-Occl), adsorbed gas (Gas-Adsorb), as well as the sum of different gas fractions (Gas-Sum) when reported alongside headspace (which should remain stored in the .Gas analysis groups).
  • New Py-GC_Extr analysis group has been added to provide bulk pyrolysis GC data from extracted samples (in the first instance this analysis group is populated with only bulk fraction properties).
  • The default order of analysis groups takes account of the new analysis groups added over recent versions.
  • New historical ID properties (Hist Internal#.Sample and Alt Hist Internal#.Sample) have been added for wells and samples to allow storage of data id present in previous databases. This property now accompanies Name.Sample, Internal#.Sample and Vendor#.Sample as means to identify an individual sample.
  • MinC has been added to the PyrolUn and PyrolUn-Extr analysis groups.
  • The property "User pop Mean.VR" from the vitrinite reflectance analysis group has been added to VR Mean.Any property. This enables the capture of indigenous mean population data which has been recorded without a source to be plotted on interpretation plots.
  • New drop-down code lists added to the pyrolysis property ‘Mode’ for Rock Eval 6, HAWK and SRA analysis groups
  • Property names for the trimethylnaphthalene ratios edited from TNR1-4 & %R(TNR2) to TMNR1-4 & %R(TMNR2), ensuring consistency between raw peak properties and associated ratio properties
Known issues
  • In older projects the Pyrolysis summary page might might not open as some of the properties have been removed. To open the page remove the properties S2-OM.Any, PI-OM.Any and Sh-OSI.Any which have been removed from the system.
  • Graphs - zooming into some overlays / changing units can cause a crash. We are aware that for some graphs if you zoom in a massive amount this can cause overlays to draw slowly and the application to become unresponsive, and eventually crash. This can also occur when changing units, as this can act like a single large scale zoom. We are working on a fix for this.
  • Merge does not convert units when attempting to merge samples, so depths in feet and meters would be incorrectly merged if care is not taken.
  • Entering very (unrealistically!) large values to integer based properties causes the application to crash.
  • Working on network drives will not currently work unless they are mapped to a local drive. There has been a long standing issue with working on network drives and we are planning to address this.


We believe this release of p:IGI+ is capable of being used operationally to pursue a basic petroleum systems analysis geochemistry study. It does not yet support the full workflow encompassed in p:IGI-3, but offers unique advantages over p:IGI-3, including a more complete property model, greater interactivity, and all that with undo support for all important operations.



If you wish to explore and test p:IGI+ then an example demo project is available for download from our website.

We’d welcome any feedback you have on p:IGI+, and note that there is a developing online user guide. We intend to develop sections of the user guide as questions arise. There is also a support site which contains some frequently asked questions and can be used to request specific support, along with the email support@igiltd.com.


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