Cost-Effective Answer to NAS Gridlock for ProMAX® Sites

Posted by Jeff Tabor on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 @ 01:30 PM

Just a few days away from the start of SEG, I am happy to be able to announce that results of a recent test of Avere FXT Edge filer in high I/O, expanding node environment using Landmark SeisSpace® ProMAX® has been completed. The results have been captured in a new white paper that will be made available to SEG attendees for the first time next week.

Seismic processing environments that make use of SeisSpace ProMAX are incredibly dependent on the performance of the storage subsystem. Storage is often purpose built for these environments and is usually replaced because of increasing performance needs rather than absence of capacity. Avere has demonstrated success in allowing companies to gain further use of that capacity by augmenting the storage with Edge filers. 

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Topics: Enterprise Storage, Oil & Gas

SEG HPC Innovation Area: A Plan Comes Together

Posted by Joy Burd on Thu, Sep 05, 2013 @ 09:02 AM

“I love it when a plan comes together” – Hannibal Smith of the A Team

Looking ahead to the upcoming 83rd SEG Annual Meeting, I can’t help but hear echoes of Hannibal Smith’s famous phrase “I love it when a plan comes together.” 

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Topics: NAS Optimization, HPC, Data Center Management, Oil & Gas

Q & A on Optimizing NAS for Seismic Interpretation

Posted by Jeff Tabor on Fri, Aug 09, 2013 @ 08:33 AM

As part of every day work, seismic interpreters make high-stakes business decisions, flushing out information from massive 2D and 3D seismic datasets and searching for the most promising areas to pursue. These are big dollar decisions resulting in either lucrative drilling opportunities or expensive missteps. Exploration and production (E&P) companies value productivity in this decision making process so that they can make the most expedient decisions possible.

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Topics: NAS Optimization, Oil & Gas

Enabling WAN Efficiency in the Upstream Workflow

Posted by Brian Bashaw on Mon, Jun 10, 2013 @ 09:01 AM

As we work with oil and gas information technology departments, the topic of WAN efficiency gains traction. Let’s talk about some different set-ups and how to improve performance without experiencing productivity-crushing latency.

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Topics: Oil & Gas, Cloud Storage, Cloud Compute

Oil & Gas Big Data Defined

Posted by Gretchen Weaver on Thu, May 30, 2013 @ 07:00 AM



Coming from exhibiting at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, we continue to hear about performance and latency issues in the oil and gas industry. Demands upon production increase and so do data center constraints. Intensive software used in the upstream process can cripple performance, and we all know about the relationship between time and money.

In this infographic, you can see how the upstream workflow in the oil and gas industry faces a classic big data challenge. From acquisition to reservoir engineering, every step requires massive amounts of data, fast access, and the ability to make quick, accurate decisions. But fast isn’t everything, you also need to be able to transition from one workflow stage to the next at the lowest cost. Throwing faster drives at the infrastructure is simply not sustainable.

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Topics: NAS Optimization, Enterprise Storage, Oil & Gas

Q&A: NAS Optimization for Seismic Processing

Posted by Jeff Tabor on Tue, May 14, 2013 @ 10:45 AM


Questions & Answers on Optimizing Network Attached Storage for Seismic Processing

Of all the applications in the oil and gas industry’s upstream workflow, seismic processing places the greatest demands on network attached storage (NAS). Pre-stack and post-stack migration, velocity modeling, and other processing steps are challenging even the highest performance NAS systems. To meet this challenge, Avere offers its unique Edge-Core architecture, which optimizes seismic processing with accelerated performance, reduced cost, and a streamlined workflow.

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Topics: NAS Optimization, Enterprise Storage, Data Center Management, Hybrid Cloud NAS, Oil & Gas

NAS Matters in the Upstream Workflow

Posted by Dale Lafferty on Fri, Apr 19, 2013 @ 08:57 AM

In the oil and gas industry, the upstream workflow places demands on network-attached storage (NAS). Highly-complex acquisition systems employ new techniques for offshore data acquisition which is stored later for processing. To effectively process, manage, use and access data, storage needs to be highly scalable and available.

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Topics: NAS Optimization, Oil & Gas

Large Scale Optimization Challenges for Oil & Gas

Posted by Darrin St. Amant on Wed, Mar 06, 2013 @ 02:00 PM

“Technology is the key enabler” Dirk Smit, Vice President of Exploration Technology and Chief Scientist for Geophysics at Shell, 2013 Oil and Gas High-Performance Computing Workshop, Rice University

Dirk Smit spoke to the crowd of more than 350 oil and gas industry professionals and students held February 28, 2013 at Rice University about “Compute Challenges to Meet Future Energy Demand.” The main message? Technology will drive our ability to meet the world’s energy demands moving forward.

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Topics: HPC, Oil & Gas