dGB Earth Sciences - 25 years


dGB's software products can be split into two parts: open source and closed source.

The open source part is OpendTect, a seismic interpretation software system for processing, visualizing and interpreting multi-volume seismic data, and for fast-track development of innovative interpretation tools.

The closed source part starts with OpendTect Pro, a commercial layer on top of OpendTect with a lot of extra functionalities, especially for professionals. OpendTect Pro can be extended by renting or purchasing commercial plugins that offer unique seismic interpretation workflows.

For more information about all the functionality available in OpendTect, please have a look at our supported functionality table.


Commercial - OpendTect Pro

OpendTect Pro is the extended version of OpendTect for professional users. For only 2,000.- USD per user per year, OpendTect Pro users benefit from extra functionality and priority support. Only OpendTect Pro users can extend their system by renting or purchasing a range of cutting edge commercial plugins on top of OpendTect Pro.

All commercial plugins can be rented directly in our OpendTect Pro store.

"OpendTect in short: Great Workbench - User Friendly - Superb Support -Improved Reservoir Imaging - Ultimately: Mitigated Drilling and Production Risk."
--Dr. Rainer Tonn, Equinor


OpendTect Pro offers the following extra features:

  • PetrelDirect, A direct two-way link to Petrel*
  • Thalweg Tracker, a unique seismic facies tracker for isolating channels and other sedimentary features
  • PDF3D, a utility to capture a scene in OpendTect and save it as interactive 3D PDF file for sharing with others
  • Basemap to interactively populate a 3D scene, to launch 2D viewers and to generate maps
  • Raytracer for creating mutes, angle stacks and AVA attributes.
  • The option to extend the platform by renting or purchasing commercial plugins on top of OpendTect Pro.**

*is a mark of Schlumberger.

**All commercial plugins need OpendTect Pro to run.

More Information

OpendTect Pro Store


OpendTect is a free, open source seismic interpretation system and software development platform. The system supports all tools needed for visualizing, analyzing and interpreting 2D, 3D and 4D seismic data. It is widely used for Geo-Radar interpretation as well. OpendTect is released under the GNU Public License (GPL).

OpendTect is used worldwide by thousands of open source users, thousands of academic users and hundreds of commercial users. OpendTect is developed in C++. Third-party developers have the option to develop under the GPL license (open source plugins), or under the OpendTect Pro license (closed source plugins). Code developed in Matlab and Python can be integrated into OpendTect. For more information, please visit the software development page.

"dGB's business model promotes sharing ideas and advancing technology together."
--Jean-Francois Dutzer, Geophysics R&D Manager, GdF-Suez

"OpendTect was one of the keys of success of our IBA teams who could secure second place in the regional competition for this year 2020 and the first place for the past three years."
--Mohammed Farfour, PhD Earth Science Department, Sultan Qaboos University

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Seismic Attributes
3rd Party Plugins
Academic Licenses



OpendTect is an open source seismic interpretation system and R&D environment. It supports all functionality needed for standard seismic interpretation work.

OpendTect is released under a triple licensing scheme:

Free - GNU GPLv3 or higher
Commercial - Pro License Agreement
Academic License Agreement.

Under the commercial (and Academic) License Agreement(s) OpendTect Pro can be extended with closed source plugins for added functionality. OpendTect Pro and all commercial plugins are protected by FlexNet license managing software (explained below). The usage fee for OpendTect Pro is $2,000.- per user per annum. Plugin licenses are available as:

  • Perpetual license: subject to a license fee and annual maintenance, update & support fees
  • Temporary license: subject to a monthly or annual rental fee.

Logical sets of plugins have been combined into packages for typical G&G tasks. These packages are licensed on a per annum basis against attractive rental prices.

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Licensing & Host ID's
FlexNet Licenses Explained
FlexNet Installation Guide
Academic Licenses