Intel Case Studies Taking Oil and Gas Exploration to the Next Level

Taking Oil and Gas Exploration to the Next Level

Intel
Taking Oil and Gas Exploration to the Next Level
Energy
Quality Assurance
Process Control & Optimization (PCO)

DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) wanted to increase computing performance by 5 to 10 times to improve seismic processing. The solution must build on current architecture software investments without sacrificing existing software and scale computing without scaling IT infrastructure costs.

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DownUnder GeoSolutions is an innovative geosciences company with a diverse range of capabilities. Their products and services are at the cutting edge of exploration and production services to the global oil and gas industry.

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DUG deployed SGI Rackable cluster powered by Intel coprocessors and Intel Xeon processor. DUG was able to scale its software to the latest highly parallel architecture for faster seismic processing and imaging while enhancing algorithmic gains in existing software.

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Seismic Processing
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Cutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)
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[Efficiency Improvement], [R&D] -

Ongoing application development and improvements are relatively quick and inexpensive to implement due to the system's flexibility.

[Efficiency Improvement], [Installation] -

Deployment was efficient due to transparency.

[Cost Reduction], [IT] -

Total cost of ownership is lowered due to reduction in IT maintenance.

The solution achieved up to 8 times node-to-node performance improvement.

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