Better Ways to Manage Seismic Data

Better ways to make seismic data easier to load, QC, analyse, retrieve, and comply with regulation

Thursday, November 27, 2014, Aberdeen, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Aberdeen Treetops




Our forum on Nov 27, "Better Ways to Manage Seismic Data", showed new methods and share ideas for making seismic data easier to manage and gain value from - including data loading, QC, analysis, retrieval, compliance, long term archiving and disposal.

Our opening speaker was Jane Hodson - Head of Technical Services DataCo (formerly Lead Subsurface Technologist with Centrica Energy), on why seismic data is critical to the business - followed by a talk from Schlumberger Information Solutions on integrated seismic data management across the enterprise.

Richard Ellitt, global information services champion with Schlumberger, on integrated management of seismic data across the enterprise.

Gareth Whiddon, service operations manager with Interica talked about his company's real life experiences managing seismic data and what can be learned from them.

David Holmes, chief industry executive, with EMC's global oil and gas program, explained how to supercharge you seismic data with 'scale-out' petrotechnical computing.

Henri Blondelle, VP of global business development with CGG Data Management Services, explained how you can reduce costs and get more value from your data by keeping seismic data in the cloud.

Agenda

8:30 Welcome coffee

9:15

Jane Hodson - Head of Technical Services - DataCo

Why Seismic Data Management is Critical to your Business

Talk Description.
Knowing what seismic you have is a key factor in unlocking your assets potential.
So providing an end-to-end seismic management strategy has to be the main focus… So how do you do this?
DataCo
DataCo is a leading global E&P data and information management consultancy providing a comprehensive service to the upstream oil and gas industry from our European, American and Australian centres. We are software, hardware and data vendor independent. Our
9:45

Richard Ellitt - Global Information Management Services Champion - Schlumberger

Integrated Management of Seismic Data Across the Enterprise

Talk Description.
‘The talk will cover the best practices and approaches to integrated management of seismic data across the enterprise. From effective delivery into a corporate repository - to the project collaborative environment - for discovery, delivery and utilization by the end user in the optimal format.’
Schlumberger
Schlumberger is the leading oilfield services provider, trusted to deliver superior results and improved E&P performance for oil and gas companies around the world. Through our well site operations and in our research and engineering facilities, we are working to develop products, services and solutions that optimize customer performance in a safe and environmentally sound manner.
10:15

Gareth Whiddon - Service Operations Manager - Interica

Real life experiences with managing seismic data


Interica
Interica is the new force in exploration and production information management, maintaining integrity, control, access and efficiency to data owners and users in Oil and Gas across the globe.
10:45 Coffee

11:15

David Holmes - Chief Industry Executive, Global Oil & Gas Program - EMC

Supercharging Seismic using Scale-Out Petrotechnical Computing

Talk Description.
Many companies now have seismic libraries with a book value running into billions of dollars. But budgets for managing these libraries are a tiny fraction of the cost of generating this data. Organisations often use a diverse range of fragmented and non-integrated systems to manage all of the different artifacts generated within the seismic data lifecycle. But business users are demanding dramatic reductions in the time to complete traditional data management and processing workflows. At the same time, the volume and variety of seismic data types continues to explode. In this presentation we will look at some of the new holistic techniques that are available to transform the management and processing of seismic data. In particular we will examine the role of scale-out technology and big data analytical technologies in reducing cost, improving user’s seismic experience and ensuring that appropriate levels of governance and protection are applied.
EMC
EMC specializes in mission-critical communications and content for organizations and people on the move in the most remote locations. At sea, on land and in the air, the company provides seamless, reliable connectivity and access. EMC leverages its wholly-owned and operated satellite-terrestrial-cellular broadband network with fully meshed Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) interconnected teleports. The company delivers mission-critical communications, Internet, live TV, on-demand video, voice, cellular and 3G/LTE services worldwide. EMC operates in 140 countries and runs 52 global field support centers. The established EMC team, in business for 35 years, with unprecedented infrastructure and 20+ patented technologies, delivers industry firsts time and again. EMC hires and trains its own field engineers to flexibly deploy support quickly around the world. The company tailors its services for the most demanding users of mission-critical applications for the following sectors - energy; cruise and ferries; yachts; commercial shipping; mobile network operators; government; the United Nations (UN) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs); and global enterprises. For more information, visit www.EMCConnected.com.
11:45

Henri Blondelle - VP Global Business Development - CGG Data Management Services

Seismic in the cloud to reduce cost and offer more services

Talk Description.
- Two birds with the one stone

For good and bad reasons, the O&G industry has resisted to the Cloud. But the research for cost optimization has break the wall and allows new perspective for seismic storage management.
Henri Blondelle is a geologist by education. He started is professional career in the 80’s at the early days of the workstation development with BP then with CGG-Petrosystems. In the 2000’s he developed a data management services branch within a French O&G service company named Ipedex. In 2012, he moved back to CGG in order to participate to the integration of the Data Management Services department coming from Fugro Geosciences into CGG. He is acting now as the Business Development Manager of this activity.

CGG Data Management Services
CGG is a fully integrated Geoscience company providing leading geological, geophysical and reservoir capabilities to its broad base of customers primarily from the global oil and gas industry. Through its three complementary business divisions of Equipment, Acquisition and Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR), CGG brings value across all aspects of natural resource exploration and exploitation.
12:15 Panel discussion with all morning speakers

12:45 Lunch and close

Sponsors of this event

Interica
Interica is the new force in exploration and production information management, maintaining integrity, control, access and efficiency to data owners and users in Oil and Gas across the globe.

EMC
EMC specializes in mission-critical communications and content for organizations and people on the move in the most remote locations. At sea, on land and in the air, the company provides seamless, reliable connectivity and access. EMC leverages its wholly-owned and operated satellite-terrestrial-cellular broadband network with fully meshed Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) interconnected teleports. The company delivers mission-critical communications, Internet, live TV, on-demand video, voice, cellular and 3G/LTE services worldwide. EMC operates in 140 countries and runs 52 global field support centers. The established EMC team, in business for 35 years, with unprecedented infrastructure and 20+ patented technologies, delivers industry firsts time and again. EMC hires and trains its own field engineers to flexibly deploy support quickly around the world. The company tailors its services for the most demanding users of mission-critical applications for the following sectors - energy; cruise and ferries; yachts; commercial shipping; mobile network operators; government; the United Nations (UN) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs); and global enterprises. For more information, visit www.EMCConnected.com.

CGG
CGG is a fully integrated Geoscience company providing leading geological, geophysical and reservoir capabilities to its broad base of customers primarily from the global oil and gas industry. Through its three complementary businesses of Equipment, Acquisition and Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR), CGG brings value across all aspects of natural resource exploration and exploitation. CGG employs around 5,400 people around the world, all with a Passion for Geoscience and working together to deliver the best solutions to its customers.

CGG is listed on the Euronext Paris SA (ISIN: 0013181864) and the New York Stock Exchange (in the form of American Depositary Shares. NYSE: CGG).

Registered Delegates

Andrew Clark
Geophysicist
Axis Well Technology
Gary To

Halliburton
Martyn Lyons
BDM
Schlumberger
United Kingdom
Robert Davies
Sales Executive
CGG
Ian Bolton
Information Systems Architect
HP Enterprise Services
United Kingdom
Audrey Hughes
Aberdeen Centre Manager
Troika International
United Kingdom
Daniel Skomorowski
Sales Executive
CGG
Greig Scott
Desk Sales Team Leader
IFB
United Kingdom
Matus Cech
Junior consultant
Venture
Henri Blondelle
VP - Global Business Development
CGG Data Management
Mark Kuszpit

IFB
United Kingdom
Ricardo Barrera
Seismic Data Consultant
Venture
Graham Smith
Senior Project Manager
CGG DMS
United Kingdom
Stephen Metcalfe
Senior Technical Support Analyst
Interica
Scott Bain
Data manager
Venture
Lilian Reid
Geology & Geophysics Technical Assistant
CNR International UK Ltd
Jamie Hisee
UK business Development Manager
Interica
Siobhan Cook
Data Manager
Venture Information Management
Jane Hodson
Head of Technical Services
DataCo
United Kingdom
Gareth Whiddon
Service Operations Manager
Interica
Haroon Rashid
Client Services Manager
Venture Information Management
United Kingdom
Panas Kalliantas
news editor
Digital Energy Journal
Gareth Whiddon
Service Operations Manager
Interica
Richard Lembard
Data Manager
Venture Information Management
Karl Jeffery
Editor
Digital Energy Journal
United Kingdom
Adam Winpenny
Data Manager
New Digital Business
Charles Mintowt-Czyz
Subsurface Data Manager
Venture Information Management
Simon Williams
Account Manager
EMC
United Kingdom
Piotr Malinowski
Geoscience Data Analyst
New Digital Business
Sharon Matthew
E&P Data Management Consultant
Wipro
David Holmes
Chief Industry Executive
EMC
Richard Ellitt
Global Service Manager
Schlumberger
United Kingdom
Alain Leron
Lead Consultant
Wipro Technologies
Chris Beardsley
Senior Account Executive
EMC UK Ltd
United Kingdom
Richard Ellitt
Global Service Manager
Schlumberger
United Kingdom
Stephen Phillips
E&P Data Management Consultant
Wipro UK Limited
United Kingdom
Robin Flett
Snr. Consultant
Halliburton
United Kingdom