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CGG GeoSoftware and AWS bring benefits of cloud geoscience technologies to China

Friday, September 3, 2021

CGG GeoSoftware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are extending their collaboration in the global E&P industry to China (NWCD operating for AWS China Ningxia region, Sinnet operating for AWS China Beijing Region).

GeoSoftware 11.0, CGG's recently launched portfolio of reservoir characterization and petrophysical interpretation software solutions, is now available on AWS China (Ningxia) region for the Chinese E&P industry.

The strong record of collaboration between CGG GeoSoftware and AWS has resulted in valuable experience in cloud computing deployment. To resolve common reservoir modeling challenges in China, owing to complex geology, thin layers, and strong heterogeneity within reservoirs, greater accuracy is needed in estimating uncertainty to reduce risk. Jason RockMod geostatistical seismic inversion within GeoSoftware 11.0 is designed specifically to address these challenges by providing highly detailed reservoir characterization to produce more accurate reservoir models.

By combining Jason inversion technology with the ability to scale and access vast computing resources it is possible to explore more modeling scenarios with greater complexity and simultaneously generate dozens to hundreds of realizations from geostatistical seismic inversion. New cloud-supported Jason Multi-Realization functionality benefits E&P companies by cost-effectively shortening project cycle time significantly and providing additional geostatistical seismic inversion results to improve reservoir characterization and risk assessment. AWS offers elastic and scalable cloud infrastructure to run these applications, enabling geoscientists, engineers and researchers to innovate beyond the limitations of on-premises infrastructure.

CGG GeoSoftware China provides a cloud-native, serverless, scalable solution to solve geostatistical reservoir characterization challenges on the AWS cloud platform. Multiple flexible cloud computing services serve as building blocks for even the most demanding compute-intensive reservoir characterization applications. AWS services are readily available on a pay-as-you-go basis with no long-term commitments.

Kamal al-Yahya, Senior Vice President, GeoSoftware & Smart Data Solutions, said: 'This successful collaboration is a good example of how combining industry-leading geoscience software technology with vast cloud-based computing resources can bring a better understanding of the subsurface to reduce exploration and development risks. CGG GeoSoftware and AWS will continue with deep cooperation to provide advanced, high-quality technology and efficient professional technical services tailored to the needs of China's E&P industry.'

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