Insight and Kingdom Overview

Insight allows you to read Kingdom databases up to Kingdom 2015 (9.0.0.0) projects. With the Kingdom Reader, you can read the following from a Kingdom Microsoft Access or SQL database in Insight:

  • 2D and 3D volumes
  • 2D and 3D horizons (surfaces)
  • faults, and
  • wells.

Available in: Kingdom Reader module

Kingdom Reader requirements

The DUG Insight Kingdom Reader module works on Windows, Linux and Mac OS. However, depending on the way Kingdom projects are stored, you may need to run the appropriate operating system and server to read Kingdom databases. The following are the requirements based on the different methods Kingdom projects are stored.

Microsoft Access database

If your Kingdom project is stored as an Access database, there are no other requirements as it can be opened on any platform and does not require any server software. Proceed to the Configuring the Kingdom Link step to begin reading from the database.

Microsoft SQL database

If your Kingdom project is stored as a Microsoft SQL database, then a Windows operating system and a copy of Microsoft SQL Server are required. Kingdom projects in this mode need to be attached before they can be linked in Insight, and Microsoft SQL Server only runs on Windows. Once it is attached, any Insight running on any platform (i.e. Windows, Linux or Mac OS) can connect to that server. The Windows instance running the server can be on another machine or in a virtual machine.

See Downloading and Installing SQL Server for more information on setting up the SQL Server instance, attaching your database and connecting with Insight.

Oracle SQL database

If the Kingdom project is an Oracle SQL database, then an Oracle server is required. The Oracle server is usable on all platforms and can run on Windows or Linux. Proceed to the Configuring the Kingdom Link step to begin reading from the database.

Note: As the Insight Kingdom Reader reads the Kingdom project directly, it does not require a copy of the Kingdom software installed or running.