ZGY File Extension

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Petrel Compressed Seismic Data
  • Developer
    Schlumberger Limited
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3 (2 votes)

What is ZGY file?

Full format name of files that use ZGY extension is Petrel Compressed Seismic Data. Schlumberger Limited defined the Petrel Compressed Seismic Data format standard. Files with ZGY extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. ZGY file format, along with 4237 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. The most popular software that supports ZGY files is Petrel. Petrel software was developed by Schlumberger Limited, and on its official website you may find more information about ZGY files or the Petrel software program.

Programs which support ZGY file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support ZGY files. Files with ZGY extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support ZGY file

Windows Windows

How to open file with ZGY extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ZGY files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with ZGY files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Petrel

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ZGY files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Petrel and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ZGY files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Petrel website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Petrel and update if needed

You still cannot access ZGY files although Petrel is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why ZGY files are not compatible with Petrel. The latest version of Petrel should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Petrel to ZGY files

If you have the latest version of Petrel installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ZGY on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the ZGY with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Petrel is installed, check the Always use this app to open ZGY files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with ZGY extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Petrel and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with ZGY extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the ZGY for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper ZGY file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Verify that the ZGY in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ZGY file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. ZGY file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with ZGY extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the ZGY file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with ZGY extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Petrel Compressed Seismic Data file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Petrel

If the systems has insufficient resources to open ZGY files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Petrel Compressed Seismic Data file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ZGY files.

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