Managing seismic data

How do you decide what seismic data to keep?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013, Aberdeen, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Aberdeen Treetops

We invite you to register for our Aberdeen event on November 26 "managing seismic data", a meeting place for people who work with seismic data to talk about new techniques and strategies.



In one morning session we present a case study of managing seismic data at Centrica; how to make seismic easier to handle; what 'intelligent data management' means; the role of data analytics to help manage data; better methods to store and index seismic data; meeting the requirements of DECC's Petroleum Operations Notice 9; permanent data archiving; and getting value from your legacy data.

Our attendees include data managers, geophysical data analysts, storage leaders, subsurface engineering managers, data services managers, geoscience technologists, geodata specialists, geoscience technical assistants, technical architects, seismic specialists, heads of information services, geologists and IS portfolio analysts.

We hope to see you in Aberdeen on November 26!

Kind regards

Karl Jeffery, editor,
Digital Energy Journal, London

Agenda

8:30 Welcome coffee

9:14

Karl Jeffery - Editor - Digital Energy Journal

chairman's introduction


Karl Jeffery is editor of Digital Energy Journal and managing director of Future Energy Publishing, which also publishes Tanker Operator magazine and Carbon Capture Journal. He was previously co-founder and editor of Digital Ship Ltd, a publishing company focussing on IT in the shipping sector. He has a BEng in chemical engineering from Nottingham University

Digital Energy Journal
Founded in 2006, Digital Energy Journal is the world's leading magazine for digital technology in the upstream oil and gas industry, covering developments in exploration, drilling and production, covering IT infrastructure, software, automation and people. We produce 6 issues per year, distributed by print and pdf, and an e-mail newsletter every Friday
9:15

Jane Hodson - Head of Technical Services - DataCo

Experience managing seismic data at Centrica


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

Jill Lewis - Managing director - Troika International and Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Making seismic data easier to handle

Talk Description.
- Making sure newly received seismic data is ready for processing and interpretation - without the need to convert it into a different format
- Easier methods to check data quality and completeness
- Developing a natural data flow for how you handle seismic data
- Benefits of the recently ratified SEGD 3.0 field tape standard
- Benefits of the latest draft of SEGY standard for storing geophysical data
Jill Lewis is Managing Director and CEO of Troika International Ltd, a company which provides a range of Data Management software tools, training and consultancy. Troika has offices in Tunbridge Wells, Aberdeen and Houston and supplies the tools for tape and format input to many systems. Amongest the Troika clients are more than 15 direct or indirect National Oil Companies and National Data Repositories who use Troika tools for the QC, ingestion and distriubtion of data.

Jill is also extremely involved in the SEG standards having led the team tht bought about the ratification of SEGY Rev 1.0, SEGD 2.1 and SEGD 3.0 all of which are now in use. Currently serving on the SEG Technical Standards sub-comittee for SEGY2 which is currently under review.

Most recently Jill has taken on the role of liaison between the SEG, Energistics and OGP to draw up a document to provide advice of where and when formats should be used and for which disciplines. This initiative has now grown into the Energistics hosted Standards Leadership Council which includes 10 standards bodies harmonising the use of common standards.

Troika International and Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Troika International was established to provide truly independent consultancy services to companies wishing to investigate the potential options for changes to the management of their existing and future oil related data.

The extensive knowledge of the principals of the company is supplemented by strategic alliances with other specialist companies, organisations and individuals. As such we are able to offer a full range of consultancy services to aid companies with regard to evaluation of their own libraries, internal infrastructure and re-evaluation of their overall data management needs.

Our range of consultants cover all areas of exploration and production related data from acquisition, for land and marine, of both seismic and positioning data through processing to final archive data types and formats.
10:15

Tony Klapcia - Business Development Manager, International - Perigon

Implementing Intelligent Data Management


Tony has worked in the IT industry for over 30 years in a variety of technical, business and management roles for some of the World’s leading technology innovators and Global services organisations.
At Eurotech he is tasked with looking at how advances in IT technology can be exploited and developed to help companies working in the Digital Oilfield arena get more benefits from new technology but retaining strict cost control.
Our objective is to use technology to allow better use and management of seismic data and to create solutions that allow not just faster processing of data but how to integrate it into a formal cross-boundary information structure to improve business decision making processes.

Perigon
Specializing in subsurface wellbore data, Perigon is the global leader in data management and visualization solutions. By bringing everything together, we make managing and viewing your data easier.

We have developed products and services specific
10:30

Douglas McGarrie - Enterprise Business Unit Technical Leader - IBM

Large Scale Smarter Analytics

Talk Description.
This session will discuss what is meant by large scale analytics within the oil and gas context, and highlight some specific examples of how to better manage, and get more value from seismic data.
IBM
IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries. Today IBM UK has around 20,000 employees, bringing innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. In addition to being the world''s largest IT and consulting services company, IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large. IBM''s prized research, development and technical talent around the world partner with governments, corporations, thinkers and doers on ground breaking real world problems to help make the world work better and build a smarter planet.
10:45 Coffee

11:15

Gloria Adebo - Geotechnical Data Manager - Chevron

Navigating seismic data management

Talk Description.
- Methods to store and index seismic data
- Managing physical copies of seismic data (tape and hard drives)
- Scanned seismic data in hard copy –
- Meeting the requirements of DECC's Petroleum Operations Notice 9 (PON9) and the CDA UK Oil and Gas Data database
Chevron
At Chevron, our businesses work in concert to provide the energy that drives human progress. Explore Chevron's companies to learn how we use our global resources, determination and ingenuity to meet today's complex energy challenges.
11:45

Steve Mackey - VP of International Sales - SpectraLogic

Archiving Forever


SpectraLogic
Spectra Logic''s large-scale, long-term storage and archive solutions utilizing automated tape libraries and disk systems will protect your data efficiently and securely.

Our products include innovative features, such as our tape libraries with LTO-6 tape drives, integrated data encryption, media health monitoring, and low power consumption. We believe that Spectra Logic has the best tape libraries and disk backup solutions available.
12:15

Phil Hodge - Global director of sales - CGG Data Management Services

Extracting the value from legacy data – Big Data, Physical Data, All Data


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.
12:45 Panel discussion with all morning speakers

13:10 Lunch

14:00 Close

Sponsors of this event

sgi
SGI, a trusted leader in technical computing, is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges.

SGI develops and markets a broad line of low-cost, mid-range and high-end scale-out and scale-up servers and data storage solutions, together with differentiating software, and infrastructure designed-to-order for large-scale data center deployments.

We provide global customer support and professional services related to our products, and enable enterprises to meet their computing and storage requirements at a lower total cost of ownership, combined with greater flexibility and scalability

IBM
IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries. Today IBM UK has around 20,000 employees, bringing innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. In addition to being the world''s largest IT and consulting services company, IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large. IBM''s prized research, development and technical talent around the world partner with governments, corporations, thinkers and doers on ground breaking real world problems to help make the world work better and build a smarter planet.

Troika International and Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Troika International was established to provide truly independent consultancy services to companies wishing to investigate the potential options for changes to the management of their existing and future oil related data.

The extensive knowledge of the principals of the company is supplemented by strategic alliances with other specialist companies, organisations and individuals. As such we are able to offer a full range of consultancy services to aid companies with regard to evaluation of their own libraries, internal infrastructure and re-evaluation of their overall data management needs.

Our range of consultants cover all areas of exploration and production related data from acquisition, for land and marine, of both seismic and positioning data through processing to final archive data types and formats.

Eurotech Computer Services Ltd
Eurotech Computer Services has been providing solutions and services to the oil & gas industry on a Global basis since 1993. With deep core experience and expertise of Upstream and Digital Oilfield environments, Eurotech offers G&G services such as E&P Data Management, Information Management and Records Management, bespoke project work, systems and applications support and high level consultancy and IT / IM integration.

In addition, we are able to combine this experience with a first-hand knowledge of technology and how to apply it.
This allows us to design, develop and implement IT solutions that perfectly fit the demands of the Digital Oilfield - delivering the performance, availability and functionality required in this demanding environment while retaining the Total Cost of Ownership that is expected.

Eurotech works with both the major and emerging innovative vendors to create the best solution sets for the industry and has recently utilised this unique blend of experience and knowledge to develop Cloud Services for oil & gas companies

SpectraLogic
Spectra Logic''s large-scale, long-term storage and archive solutions utilizing automated tape libraries and disk systems will protect your data efficiently and securely.

Our products include innovative features, such as our tape libraries with LTO-6 tape drives, integrated data encryption, media health monitoring, and low power consumption. We believe that Spectra Logic has the best tape libraries and disk backup solutions available.

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

Peter Galley
Data Manager
Apache NorthSea Ltd
United Kingdom
Matthew Gordon
Senior Account Manager
EMC
United Kingdom
Alan MacLennan
lecturer
Robert Gordon University
United Kingdom
Amrita Gupta
Sales and Marketing
Aupec Ltd
United Kingdom
iniobong ekanem
Information & Data Quality Analyst
GEOTECH SYSTEM
Ian Allison
Head of Computing Science and Digital Media School
Robert Gordon University
United Kingdom
Darren Lindsay
Business Developement Manager
Aventa Systems Ltd
United Kingdom
Sandy Pirie
Scottish Business Director
Getronics
United Kingdom
Elizabeth Nwosu

Robert Gordon University
United Kingdom
Derek Stevens

bakerhughes
Padmini Maheshwari
Data Manager
GTS-Geotech
United Kingdom
alexander sokolov
Product analysis for process seismic
Schlumberger
Duncan Edwards
Director
Balancing Rocks Ltd
United Kingdom
Martin Murray
Consultant
Halliburton
United Kingdom
Martyn Lyons
BDM
Schlumberger
United Kingdom
katie brightsolid
Marketing
brightsolid
United Kingdom
Robin Flett
Snr. Consultant
Halliburton
United Kingdom
Richard Ellitt
Global Service Manager
Schlumberger
United Kingdom
Neil Harding
Business Development Manager
Brightsolid
Ken Henderson
Oil & Gas Consultant
IBM
United Kingdom
Paul Coles

Schlumberger
United Kingdom
Gawen Trathen
Subsurface Data Technologist
Cairn Energy
United Kingdom
Douglas McGarrie
CTO
IBM
United Kingdom
Deepti Nigudkar
Information Management Consultant
Schlumberger Information Solutions
United Kingdom
Alan Ramsdale
IS Architect
Centrica Energy Upstream
United Kingdom
Douglas McGarrie
CTO
IBM
United Kingdom
John Green
IT Manager
Seismic Image Processing
United Kingdom
christine butler
Product Geoscientist
CGG
United Kingdom
Jim Maitland
Client Exec
IBM
United Kingdom
Julian Hicks
Account Manager
SGI
United Kingdom
Martyn Roberts
Senior Project Manager
CGG
David Ford
Client Executive
IBM
United Kingdom
Lee Casey

SGI
United Kingdom
Phil Hodge
Director of global sales
CGG Data Management
Mark Kuszpit

IFB
United Kingdom
Andrew McNeil
Geophysical Data Analyst
Shell
Kerry Blinston
General Manager UK
CGG Data Management Services
United Kingdom
Jack Walton
Business Development Manager
Interica
United Kingdom
Sunil Garg
Engineering Manager
SIS
United Kingdom
Graham Smith
Senior Project Manager
CGG DMS
United Kingdom
Jamie Hisee
UK business Development Manager
Interica
David Taylor
Account Manager for Northern UK and Ireland
Spectra Logic
United Kingdom
Aniketh Vasanth
Subsurface Business/Project Data Analyst
Chevron
United Kingdom
colin tannock
VP Geosciences
Iona Energy Company
United Kingdom
Steve Mackey
VP of International Sales
SpectraLogic
Don Hagan
Lead Geotechnical Analyst
Chevron
United Kingdom
Kirsten Broomhead
Data Coordinator
Iron Mountain
United Kingdom
Keith Grabham
Data Management Manager
SubseaSeven
United Kingdom
Gloria Adebo
Geotechnical Data Manager
Chevron
Nick Mott
Data Manager
Iron Mountain
United Kingdom
Sheena Hickey
Data Manager
TAQA Bratani
United Kingdom
Will Jones
Subsurface Data Management Coordinator
Chevron North Sea
United Kingdom
Alan Smith
Director
Luchelan Limited
United Kingdom
Richard Myers
Geoscience Technical Assistant
TAQA Bratani Limited
Will Jones
Subsurface Data Management Coordinator
Chevron North Sea
United Kingdom
Alan Smith
Director
Luchelan Limited
United Kingdom
Alan Norrie
Technical Architect (Infrastructure)
TAQA Bratani Ltd
United Kingdom
Paul Norwood
Project Manager
ConocoPhillips
United Kingdom
Jonathan Fleetham
Geoscience Data Manager
Maersk Oil North Sea UK Limited
United Kingdom
Nic Metcalfe
Director
Tarmin
MARCIA RITTHAMMER
Seismic Specialist
COP
United Kingdom
Neil Mccrindle
Business Development Manager
MTI Technology
United Kingdom
Duncan Irving
Oil and Gas Practice Lead (EMEA/APJ)
Teradata
United Kingdom
Andrew Dunn
Data management support
Dana Petroleum
United Kingdom
John Duffy

NetApp
United Kingdom
Audrey Hughes
Aberdeen Centre Manager
Troika International
United Kingdom
Jayne Scarisbrick
Subsurface Data Manager
Dana Petroleum
John Duffy

NetApp
United Kingdom
Tim Clarke
Managing director
Troika International
Jane Hodson
Head of Technical Services
DataCo
United Kingdom
David Baillie
UK Energy Account Manager
NetApp
United Kingdom
Jill Lewis
Managing Director
Troika International Ltd
United Kingdom
Karl Jeffery
Editor
Digital Energy Journal
United Kingdom
Mark Hughes
Data Manager
New Digital Business Ltd
United Kingdom
Jill Lewis
Managing Director
Troika International Ltd
United Kingdom
Panas Kalliantas
news editor
Digital Energy Journal
Jide Adefioye

Oil
United Kingdom
Marc Taylor
Principal Consultant
Venture Information Management Limited
United Kingdom
Simon Williams
Account Manager
EMC
United Kingdom
Veronica Bowes
Consultant Services Advisor
Oilfield Production Consultants
United Kingdom
Matthew Holsgrove
Subsurface Consultancy Manager
Wipro
United Kingdom
Andrew Stewart

EMC
United Kingdom
Anthony Klapcia
Sales Manager
Perigon
United Kingdom
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Geoscience Technologist
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United Kingdom