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Managing seismic data

How do you decide what seismic data to keep?
Jane Hodson
» Head of Technical Services
» DataCo
Gloria Adebo
» Geotechnical Data Manager
» Chevron

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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


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
Experience managing seismic data at Centrica

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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

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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
Implementing Intelligent Data Management

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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.

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
Large Scale Smarter Analytics

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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 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
Navigating seismic data management

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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 Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company's operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at
11:45 Steve Mackey - VP of International Sales
Archiving Forever

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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

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CGG ( is a global geoscience technology leader. Employing around 4,600 people worldwide, CGG provides a comprehensive range of data, products, services and equipment that supports the discovery and responsible management of the Earth's natural resources.
12:45 Panel discussion with all morning speakers
13:10 Lunch
14:00 Close
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