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OGA announces its revamped National Data Repository

Friday, September 3, 2021

The OGA has announced its revamped National Data Repository (NDR), which went live on 25th August 2021.

As part of its strategy to position the UK Continental Shelf at the centre of new energy innovation and expertise, in late 2020 the OGA commissioned Osokey and Moveout Data Services to develop the NDR into a leading cloud-based data facility. While Moveout's METASEIS system will ensure data integrity and rapid transfer, Osokey will provide data visualisation and collaboration capabilities, to enable users to quickly access, manipulate and share geophysical data.

'It is clear that the global energy industry is under-going considerable change,' says Darren McDonald, Moveout's managing director. 'Our partnership with Osokey will enable cloud-based access to legacy geophysical data. This is a key element in the OGA's strategy to unlock the value of currently inaccessible data, maximise the efficiency of the UKCS and optimise investment decisions.'

Osokey's system was selected as the OGA's preferred technology for its ability to provide data visualisation and collaboration capabilities to support a range of activities, ranging from exploration to developing carbon storage to assist in realising the UK's net zero objectives. While the platform will continue to host a range of existing information including wellbores, geophysical surveys and petroleum infrastructure, the OGA's emphasis is on ease of access and use of the data it holds.

Moveout, formed in 2014 by a team of experienced seismic specialists, has grown rapidly due to its unique combination of quality and speed, says McDonald. 'Our early decision to create our own METASEIS system meant we could incorporate all the lessons we've learnt over many years in seismic, and ensure quick, flexible and even bespoke on-going development.'

Osokey chose to collaborate with Moveout for its expertise in tape transcription, reparation of corrupt files and the conditioning of seismic data into a 'processing ready' state. METASEIS provides data interrogation, display and format standardisation and has a tape drive inventory extensive enough to tackle the largest of tape read projects.

'So far this project has demonstrated that the OGA, Moveout and Osokey share a common mission - the application of new technology to existing processes in order to extract greater value,' concludes McDonald. 'This launch will enable NDR users to have simple, on-line access to data within the OGA's Digital Energy Platform and ensure they can use it to its fullest extent. It's a proud moment for the OGA, Osokey and ourselves.'

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