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Awesome software projects sub-categorized by focus.

Seismic and Seismology

  • SeisComp - Python C++ Seismic observatory automation toolkit. Autodetection, storage, sharing, processing data and more
  • RedPy - Python Auto-clustering for seismic events
  • Seismic Un*xC Seismic data processing suite
  • MadagascarC Python Multi-dimensional data processing suite
  • OpenSeaSeisC++ Seismic workflow generator and seismic viewer
  • ObsPyPython Framework for reading, writing and processing seismic and seismological data
  • BrugesPython Various geophysical equations and tools
  • SegyioPython / matlab Fast library for seismic SEGY files
  • PyrockoPython Seismology toolkit
  • AuralibPython / Python package to support investigation of geoscience problems including geophysics, rock physics, petrophysics, and data read/write in common formats
  • OpendTect-PluginsC++ open source plugins for the OpendTect seismic interpretation platform. See the docs for more information.
  • rsudpPython Continuous ObsPy-based visual display, sudden motion monitoring, and historical replay of Raspberry Shake data
  • SeismicZFPPython Convert SEG-Y/ZGY files to compressed SGZ files & retrieve arbitrary sub-volumes from these, fast ### Ground-penetrating radar
  • gprMaxPython CUDA Finite-difference time-domain electromagnetic wave propagation simulator (on CPU and GPU)
  • RGPRR Reads, exports, processes, and plots ground-penetrating radar data
  • readgssiPython Fast command line or console-based visualization, filtering, and translation of GSSI radar data
  • GPRPyPython Multi-format, GUI-based GPR processing and visualization
  • RAGUPython Radar interpretation GUI compatible with multiple radar datasets ### Well Log
  • lasioPython Reading and writing well data using Log ASCII Standard (LAS) files
  • WellyPython Analyzing and processing well log data
  • dlisioPython Parser for dlis well log files
  • StriplogPython Display lithological and stratigraphic logs for wells and outcrop
  • FuzzyLAS – Web app for looking up curve mnemonics
  • PetroPyPython - Petrophysics package for conventional and unconventional formation evaluation and includes basic well log visualization via matplotlib ### Simulation and Modelling
  • Fatiando a TerraPython Modelling and inversion in geophysics
  • SimPEGPython Simulation and parameter estimation in geophysics
  • DevitoPython Finite-Difference computation from high-level symbolic problem definitions
  • bh_tomomatlab Borehole radar and seismic tomography package
  • modelr.ioPython Javascript Web app for simple synthetic seismic forward modelling
  • ModFlowF90 Flow modelling software distributed by the USGS to simulate and predict groundwater conditions and groundwater/surface-water interactions with additional variants and add-ons
  • pyGIMLiPython C++ Multi-method library for solving inverse and forward tasks related to geophysical problems
  • GemPyPython 3-D structural geological modelling software with implicit modelling and support for stochastic modelling
  • HyVRPython 3-D anisotropic subsurface models based on geological concepts that can be used with groundwater flow simulators (e.g., ModFlow)
  • LandlabPython Simulate surface processes using a large suite of existing interoperable process components (landscape evolution, sediment dynamics, surface hydrology, ecohydrology), exensible by own modules
  • pyGeoPressurePython Pore pressure prediction using well log data and seismic velocity data
  • empymodPython Controlled-source electromagnetic modellers for layered (
    ) and three-dimensional (
    ) anisotropic media
  • PyLopsPython Linear Operators with some geophysics/seismic modules (e.g., pre- and post-stack AVO inversion, deconvolution, Marchenko redatuming, Radon filtering)
  • ttcrpyPython C++ Traveltime computation and raytracing on 2D & 3D rectilinear grids and unstructured meshes
  • Awesome PyMTPython Python toolkit for coupling models and datasets that expose the Basic Model Interface (BMI)
  • Awesome Basic Model Interface (BMI)C C++ Fortran Python A standardized set of functions for model-model and model-data coupling
  • XTgeoPython Python library with C backend to support manipulation of (oil industry) subsurface reservoir modelling
  • disbaPython Numba-accelerated computation of surface wave dispersion ### Reservoir Engineering
  • libresPython Tool for managing an ensemble of reservoir models
  • eclPython Reading and writing Eclipse reservoir simulator files
  • MRSTmatlab Rapid prototyping and demonstration of new simulation methods in reservoir modelling and simulation
  • DuMuxC++ Simulator for flow and transport processes in porous media
  • SHEMAT-SuiteFortran Simulator for flow, heat and species transport in porous media including stochastic and deterministic parameter estimation
  • FesapiC++ C++ C++ Reading and writing RESQML2 files ### Geostatistics
  • pyKrigingPython N-dimensional kriging
  • SGeMSCUDA Stanford geostatistical modelling software
  • pysgemsPython Use SGeMS (Stanford geostatistical modelling software) within Python
  • HPGLPython High perfomance geostatistics library
  • gstatPython Geostatistical modelling, prediction and simulation
  • PyGSLIBPython Mineral resource estimations
  • GeoStats.jlJulia High-performance geostatistics in Julia
  • GeostatsPyPython GSLIB reimplimented in Python
  • GeoStat-FrameworkPython Framework for geostatistical simulations ### Geospatial
  • Generic Mapping ToolsC About 80 command-line tools for manipulating geographic and Cartesian data sets
  • geonotebookPython Jupyter notebook extension for geospatial visualization and analysis developed by NASA
  • Stress2Gridmatlab Two concepts to calculate the mean SHmax orientation
  • QGIS – GIS platform see Platforms
  • VerdePython processing spatial data to regular grids
  • GeoPHPPHP Geospatial library that works with many formats ### Geochemistry
  • PhreeQCC++ Reactions in water and between water and rocks and sediments (speciation, batch-reaction, one-dimensional transport, and inverse geochemical calculations)
  • ReaktoroC++ Python Unified framework for modelling chemically reactive systems
  • GeoPyToolPython Application with geochemical plotting capabilities
  • pyrolitePython Geochemical transformation and visualisation ### Geophysics
  • MTPy - Python A Python Toolbox for magnetotelluric data processing, analysis, modelling and visualization ### Structural Geology
  • mplStereonetPython Stereonets on python based on Matplotlib
  • apsgPython Advanced structural geology analysis and visualisation based on Matplotlib ### Visualization
  • ColorcetPython Perceptual colormaps
  • cmoceanPython MatPlotLib collection of perceptual colormaps for oceanography
  • PVGeoPython ParaView Data and model visualization in ParaView and Visualization Toolkit (VTK) via PyVista
  • PyVistaPython 3D plotting and mesh analysis through a streamlined interface for the Visualization Toolkit (VTK)
  • GeologicPatterns - Entire FGDC pattern library extracted to SVG and PNG for use in geologic maps and stratigraphic columns
  • omfvistaPython PyVista interface for the Open Mining Format (omf) package ### Platforms
  • OpendTect – Seismic interpretation package, C++ source code available at
  • QGIS – GIS platform to visualize, manage, edit, analyse data, and compose printable maps
  • PangeoPython A community platform for Big Data geoscience built on top of the open source scientific python ecosystem
  • OpenGeodeC++ Python Representation and manipulation of geological models

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Data Repositories

  • Poseidon NW Australia – Interpreted 3D seismic (32bit) including reports and well logs
  • World Stress Map – A global compilation of information on the crustal present-day stress field
  • NOPIMS – Open petroleum geoscience data from Western Australia made available by the Australian Government
  • UK National Data Repository – Open petroleum geoscience data from the UK Government (free registration required)
  • Athabasca Oil Sands Well Dataset McMurray/Wabiskaw – Well logs and stratigraphic picks for 2193 wells, including 750 with lithofacies, from Alberta, Canada
  • ICGEM – Hosts gravity field spherical harmonic models and provides a webservice for generating grids of gravity functionals (geoid, gravity anomaly, vertical derivatives, etc)
  • TerraNubis – The new Open Seismic Repository, includes the classic F3 and Penobscot seismic volumes (which both also have wells and other data assets).
  • Quantarctica – User-configurable QGIS basemap for Antarctica with high-quality, peer-reviewed, free and open Antarctic scientific data
  • Digital Rocks Portal – Powerful data portal for images of varied porous micro-structures
  • GSQ Open Data Portal – Petroleum, coal, and mineral geoscience data from the Queensland resource industry and government, with supporting information from GSQ GitHub Repository for Data Models, RDF Vocabularies, and system design
  • Geoscience Australia Portal – Comprehensive map-based Australian data portal across multiple geoscience domains
  • SARIG – South Australian Resources and Information Gateway providing map-based statewide geoscientific and geospatial data with over 600 datasets.
  • SEG Open Data Catalog – Catalog of "geophysical data that is readily available for download from the internet, via mail, or through special request", maintained by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
  • Volve data village - A complete set of data from a North Sea oil field available for research, study and development purposes.

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