Academic Licenses

Open Source stimulates research



Due to our R&D attitude we have a natural bond with universities. We strive to stimulate research and education through involvement in M.Sc. and Ph.D. projects. Many universities worldwide use OpendTect, the Open Source part of our seismic interpretation system, to teach courses and for research purposes. In addition, we offer free academic licenses to universities for all commercial (closed source) plugins for OpendTect Pro.

"It's great working with dGB for R&D and M.Sc. student projects."
--Dr. Roger Clark - School of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds

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Academic License

Universities can get free access to the commercial OpendTect Pro plugins:

  • dGB Earth Sciences
    • HorizonCube
    • Well Correlation Panel
    • Sequence Stratigraphic Interpretation System
    • Dip-Steering
    • Neural Networks
    • Fluid Contact Finder (formerly CCB)
    • Velocity Model Building
    • SynthRock
    • Faults & Fractures
    • Seismic Spectral Blueing
    • Seismic Coloured Inversion
    • Seismic Feature Enhancement
    • Seismic Net Pay
    • Seismic Broadband
    • Workstation Acces
    • GeoDataSync Accelerate
    • Spotlight
    • XField
  • Earthworks/ARK CLS
    • Deterministic Inversion
    • Stochastic Inversion
  • Sitfal
    • CLAS Lite
  • Estimages
    • MGS-destriping

An Academic license can be used for academic purposes but not for commercial exploitation. In return dGB and the software should be acknowledged where appropriate and relevant research results should be shared when possible. The scheme has become very popular because of the Open Source character of OpendTect.

To obtain an Academic License:

  • Only an accredited faculty member can sign the Academic License Agreement and e-mail it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • After receiving the Academic License Agreement, countersigned by dGB, send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. that contains the following information:
    • The Hostname & Host ID of the computer that will be used
    • The Number of simultaneous users
    • Whether GeoDataSync Accelerate is needed and if so which data store(s): SeisWorks/OpenWorks and/or GeoFrame-IESX and/or Petrel*.

* Petrel is a mark of Schlumberger.