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Update 3.2.60 available for Mac and Windows

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Pops Royalty Management Software releases v3.2.60 for Mac and Windows 

This is a  maintenance release that fixes a bunch of things under the hood to make life easier for you! This is a free update and recommended for all users.

To update your software go to the Pops Download site by clicking here. The download site is password protected.

Enterprise clients will be contacted to arrange update appointments, as part of our Pops concierge service.

Carbon Dioxide To Stone

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Carbon Dioxide To Stone

The seemingly endless new discoveries provided by the scientific process are a joy indeed. In software engineering so many processes are modeled after natural systems; it is wise for the professional engineer to study other disciplines. Climate change has captured the minds of millions around the world and made “science” a hot topic. In this article I present some interesting recent developments.

In the latter part of the 20th century, the concept of “compaction” became the accepted theory describing the creation of oil and gas. The idea is coal, oil and natural gas originate from the remains of plants and animals that died millions of years ago and were buried under layers of water and sediment, which prevented the normal decomposition into dirt that occurs at the surface of the earth. These layers were compressed into sedimentary rock, oil and gas, over the course of millions of years. “Compaction” theory says oil and gas is finite, and it is part of many climate change theories.

In the fall of 2015, Science magazine published the article “How buried water makes diamonds and oil” that describes the “Deep Earth Model” theory [HAND]. The model describes how water, 200 kilometers down, dissolves ions and causes many unexpected chemical reactions. This model challenges the theory of “compaction” and may significantly alter modern theories of biology and geology. It also presents a continuous active process, as observed in biological systems, one that may require far less time than the compaction theory.

Another interesting report entitled “Rapid carbon mineralization for permanent disposal of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions” [MATTER] describes a project being conducted in Iceland. A team of scientists on the CarbFix project are studying “sequestration,” which is the process of capturing gases such as CO2 and removing it permanently from the air. The commonly accepted theory states that sequestration requires thousands of years and the CarbFix study was expected to require many years to show measurable results. The article “New solution to carbon pollution?” [SCIENCE] published in Science magazine, describes the project. The team drilled wells, installed pipe and pumps, and began pumping gas into the wells. In just a few months one pump was failing regularly so the team hauled it up to the surface for maintenance. The pump was covered with a brittle crust. The team was surprised to learn that the crusty stuff had captured a large amount of CO2. This occurred far sooner than expected and suggests that CO2 sequestration can occur in very large quantities, perhaps up to 95% of injected volume, in a matter of months.

These studies, and other research underway, reveals a world far more dynamic and powerful than many believe. With clear-headed research we may find that the on-going processes of our Earth are keeping the planet healthy and alive, and that we can rely on it to sustain us for eons. In support of such hopes, 2017 brought new initiatives that build on these discoveries. The article “Iceland Experiment Successfully Turns CO2 Emissions into Rock” [HIRJI] describes an overview the sequestration process now underway in Iceland. A video, “Carbon Recycling Experiment in Iceland Crystalizes CO2” [KOUMQUÉ] also provides an introduction. Both articles cover the article “Underground injections turn carbon dioxide to stone” published by Science Magazine [KINTICSH].

Science. The process is continuous.

References
[HAND] http://science.sciencemag.org/content/350/6261/613, Science 06 Nov 2015; Vol. 350, Issue 6261, pp. 613-614
[MATTER] http://science.sciencemag.org/content/352/6291/1312 Science 10 Jun 2016 Vol. 352, Issue 6291, pp. 1312-1314
[SCIENCE] http://science.sciencemag.org/content/352/6291/1262 Science 10 Jun 2016 Vol. 352, Issue 6291, pp. 1262-1263
[HIRJI] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09062016/iceland-study-ccs-carbon-capture-storage-climate-change-iceland-co2-rock June 9, 2016
[KOUMQUÉ] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avnDhqjZZDM YouTube News & Politics June 13, 2016
[KINTICSH] http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/06/underground-injections-turn-carbon-dioxide-stone Science Posted in ClimateEarth doi:10.1126/science.aag0603

Deep Earth Illustration: Modified from R.G. Trønnes (2010), Mineral. Petrol. 99, 243-261

Pops releases v3.2.40 update on 1/8/18

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in News, Pops Software, Release Info | 0 comments

Pops Royalty Management Software releases version 3.2.40 for mac and windows. 
This is a free upgrade and is recommended for all users. 
What’s in 3.2.40:
  • Automatic database backup on exit
  • Improved revenue tracking
  • General bug fixes

To upgrade your software please visit our Pops Royalty Manager Download page by clicking here

Also, if you have data in another application such as Microsoft Excel, RMS, Roughneck, or other, we’d be happy to take a look and see what can be imported into your Pops database. For a free assessment and quote to import outside data into Pops please send an email to sales@popsroyalty.com and mention data importing.

Pops Releases version 3.2.30

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Pops Royalty Management Software releases v3.2.30 as a free upgrade and is recommended for all users. This release includes improvements to the well editor, the receipts editor, and other improvements under the hood. 

Upgrade instructions have been mailed to current clients. Please contact us at support@mightypore.com if you would like further assistance.

Pops releases v3.2.20 for Mac and Windows

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in Features, News, Pops Software | 0 comments

Pops releases v3.2.20 for Mac and Windows
We are pleased to release Pops Royalty Management Software 3.2.20. This release includes many new reports and graphs plus reporting by land owner; the image shows a graph of receipts by well. It includes many maintenance items and we recommend you upgrade your installation. This is a free update for current users. Our customer service team will arrange updates for all Enterprise clients. Current users can download v3.2.20 by visiting the Pops download site  and signing in.

Version 3.2.10 for Mac and Windows now available for download

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in News, Release Info | 0 comments

Pops v3.2.10 includes enhancements in searching, printing, and reporting. This is a FREE upgrade for current customers.

 

Not signed up yet? Get started using Pops so you can:

  • Increase your revenue opportunities by tracking leases that are about to expire
  • Track your revenue, see which wells are not paying, and stay ahead of the game
  • Scan and save documents within the program so you can declutter your office
  • Store important facts about your property, leases and other documents
  • Collaborate with others in your business around the world without a web browser
  • Help future generations stay organized and run the family business

Pops V3.1.18 now available for download

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Pops v3.1.18 includes dozens of enhancements in searching, printing, and reporting. This is a FREE upgrade for current customers.

Notable Enhancements

  • State tracking number has been added to the well record
  • Date deposited, date first paid and date of last payment added to the lease reports
  • A receipt without deposit date can be saved
  • Reports with decimal numbers have been reformatted to accommodate longer values

Not signed up yet? Get started using Pops so you can:

  • Increase your revenue opportunities by tracking leases that are about to expire
  • Track your revenue, see which wells are not paying, and stay ahead of the game
  • Scan and save documents within the program so you can declutter your office
  • Store important facts about your property, leases and other documents
  • Collaborate with others in your business around the world without needing a web browser
  • Help future generations stay organized and run the family business

Purchase or request a demonstration 

Pops Hits The Road

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Pops Hits The Road

We’re taking our show on the road!

We’d love to show you a demo or, if you’re already using Pops, hear about how it’s working for you. Either way, be sure to stop by our booth for some goodies and a smile at the following conferences in 2017.

Pops is proud to be a National Sponsor of the 2017 National Association of Royalty Owners! Come to one of these great conferences to learn about managing your minerals and to see Pops in action.

 

NARO Pennsylvania State Convention

March 30th & 31st, in State College, Pennsylvania

 

NARO Oklahoma State Convention

April 19th-21st, in Norman, Oklahoma

 

NARO Louisiana State Convention

April 24th & 25th, in Shreveport, Louisiana

 

NARO Texas State Conference

July 10th-12th, in Austin, Texas

 

NARO California State Conference (link coming soon)

August 2017, in Long Beach, CA

 

NARO 2017 National Conference (link coming soon)

September 6th-8th, in Dallas, TX

 

If you’re thinking about attending any NARO 2017 conferences but haven’t signed up yet please go to this link for more information on how to register 

 

Pops Royalty Manager 3.1.08 released

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in News, Release Info | 0 comments

Pops Royalty Manager 3.1.08 released

Pops Royalty Manager version 3.1.08 for Mac and Windows is now available. Version 3.1.08 is a maintenance update that improves performance, stability, and overall efficiency. The Find function includes significant enhancements of the “full text search” feature as well as over 40 other improvements, including storage of digital documents.

For a limited time, you can purchase Pops Royalty Manager Regular Edition for only $895.00, that is $600 off the standard price. This special price includes one year of support, no monthly fees and a hassle free 90 day money back guarantee. Your purchase of Pops includes membership to the Pops Support Site, an excellent resource for new and experienced users alike. Users can login and access the user guide, learning tools, and engage in group discussion. To buy at this great price, please visit the Purchase page at https://mightypore.com/purchase/

The Process Is Continuous

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Science is not a pronouncement, it is a process. It is an exercise in the aggregation of knowledge over time and revising what is considered to be fact as new information is found. An example is the Copernican Revolution and Galileo’s theory that the Earth orbits the Sun. Scientific work often results in changes of “the facts”.

In the latter part of the 20th century, the concept of “compaction” became the accepted theory describing the creation of oil and gas. The idea is coal, oil and natural gas originate from the remains of plants and animals that died millions of years ago that were buried under layers of water and sediment, which prevented the normal decomposition into dirt that occurs in the surface layers of the earth. These remains were compressed into sedimentary rock over the course of millions of years. Compaction theory says oil and gas in the ground is finite, and this limitation is part of the “peak oil” theories.

In the fall of 2015, Science magazine published the article “How buried water makes diamonds and oil” that describes the “Deep Earth Model” theory [HAND]. The model describes how water, 200 kilometers (roughly 124 miles) down, dissolves ions and causes many unexpected chemical reactions. Part of these reactions is the creation of “new” oil and gas. This model describes a continuous active process similar to those observed in biological systems and a process of creation with a vastly shorter timeline than the compaction theory. It challenges the compaction theory and may significantly alter modern theories of biology and geology.

CarbFix is an interesting project described in the report named “Rapid carbon mineralization for permanent disposal of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions” [MATTER]. CarbFix is an investigation of “sequestration”, which is the process of capturing gases such as CO2 and removing them permanently from the air. The commonly accepted theory states that sequestration requires thousands of years. The CarbFix study was expected to require many years to show measurable results. Less than two years into the project, a remarkable discovery was made by the team; it is described in the article  “New solution to carbon pollution?” [SCIENCE] published in Science magazine. The team drilled wells into basalt formations, installed pipe and pumps, and began pumping gas into the wells. Early in the project one pump began to fail regularly so the team hauled it up to the surface for maintenance. The pump was covered with a brittle crust. The team was surprised to learn that the crusty stuff had captured a very large amount of CO2. This occurred far sooner than expected and shows that CO2 sequestration occurs very quickly and in very large quantities, perhaps up to 95% of injected volume.

These studies, and other research underway, reveal far more dynamic and powerful natural systems than many believe exist. The CO2 “problem” may not be the horrible mess the news media and politicians claim, not unlike the “Y2K” computer issue. As new research brings new information, we may learn of ongoing natural processes that are keeping our Earth healthy and alive.

References
[HAND] http://science.sciencemag.org/content/350/6261/613, Science 06 Nov 2015; Vol. 350, Issue 6261, pp. 613-614
[MATTER] http://science.sciencemag.org/content/352/6291/1312 Science 10 Jun 2016 Vol. 352, Issue 6291, pp. 1312-1314
[SCIENCE] http://science.sciencemag.org/content/352/6291/1262 Science 10 Jun 2016 Vol. 352, Issue 6291, pp. 1262-1263