Bentley Systems Unit Acquires Leading Geostatistical Software Developer


Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the infrastructure engineering software company, announced that its Seequent business unit has acquired Advanced Resources and Risk Technology (AR2Tech), a developer of geostatistical software applications based in Denver, United States.

The acquisition provides Seequent with cutting-edge geostatistical algorithms, technology and intellectual property for solving complex geospatial problems, in addition to its geological modeling solutions and workflows, to help solve challenges related to the land, environment and resources.

Its state-of-the-art, high-performance algorithms and workflows for cloud and desktop computers allow users to create and optimize a diverse set of models, even with millions of cells, without performance bottlenecks .

AR2Tech’s library of algorithms can be applied to a wide range of geostatistical modeling and data science methods, supporting data-centric functions and powered by machine learning. Solutions can be used on their own or integrated with other software, including Seequent’s Leapfrog 3D geological modeling solutions.

Mining companies use AR2Tech’s solutions for geostatistical modeling for conditional simulation and complex deposit estimation models, with custom algorithms for specific deposits.

Environmental science professionals use custom workflows for data management, spatial assessment, and risk assessment, designed for applications such as stochastic subsoil simulation for water modeling, evaluation and sampling strategy, integration of remote sensing data into the geostatistical model and characterization of pollutants.

Commenting on the strategic purchase, Seequent CEO Graham Grant said, “We are delighted to welcome AR2Tech’s elite and talented team to Seequent in Denver and Brazil. AR2Tech’s technology stack and its cutting-edge expertise in geostatistics, geomodelling and spatial data integration strengthen capabilities in these areas. “

“The acquisition will help accelerate our development of new geostatistical solutions and create seamless end-to-end workflows with Seequent’s advanced modeling solutions. We are delighted to make this investment for our mining, environmental, civil and energy users to take geomodelling to the next level, ”he added.

AR2Tech Founder Dr Alexandre Boucher said: “We are proud to join Seequent and share our cloud-driven approach to solving geoscience challenges. With Seequent, we will achieve our goal of bringing the next generation of geostatistical algorithms to the geomodelling community. “

“We have been developing and optimizing algorithms for geomodelling for over a decade, including conditional simulations for risk and uncertainty studies. By combining our strengths with Seequent, we can create new practical and accessible solutions for geoscience professionals, ”he added.

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