Release the Energy Potential in Your Data
Companies in the oil, gas and minerals segment find themselves continually challenged to find and bring into production new fields and mines. Exploration for new oil and gas reserves relies on sophisticated methods that generate immense quantities of data. Acquiring this geologic and seismic data to identify potential energy sources can cost millions of dollars annually. These vast amounts of information must be retained for long periods of time. While costly to acquire, this data is indispensable to establishing the characteristics and value of energy sources or mineral deposits that govern whether the site is worth developing.
The data is typically scattered across many different locations and stored in a wide mix of physical and digital formats, including legacy media that may be up to 50 years old.
One new technology that is leveraging old and newly generated data alike is four dimensional seismic imaging. This data is continuously updated and consolidated with legacy data. The massive amounts of data created and used is continuously pushing storage capacity. Using 4-dimensional seismic imaging for analysis, geologists can pinpoint exactly where to drill to fully exploit reserves or extract core samples.
Older, but relevant data that was generated in analogue or paper formats is, in many cases, used in combination with newly generated data to pinpoint areas of interest for further exploration. Positioning this older data correctly is critical to ensure that every data point is used.