The UKCS is estimated to have 180,000 sq km of 3D seismic data coverage, amounting to some 35 petabytes worth of seismic data. Subsurface data storage volumes, which are dominated by seismic data, require capital investment in on premise servers. A significant proportion of this data is forced offline to be held on physical tape media due to the sheer volume of it, making it hard for geologists to access and use.

Offshore Energy 4.0

Taking seismic data into the cloud

Osokey focused on using modern public cloud infrastructure coupled with its own software and subsurface domain knowledge to enable a serverless, pay as you go approach to seismic data use, visualisation and management. The approach would make seismic data more accessible and remove the periodic capital expenditure of on-premise data servers.

Native format SEGY was moved from inaccessible physical tape archives to the public cloud, with automated ingestion of data using machine learning techniques. The data was then available via a serverless web portal for ease of data access anytime and anywhere. The universal data format was also made available via an Osokey API to Schlumberger's Petrel application enabling multiple end users to work on a single entity of object stored. SEGY data in a highly performant manner.

Osokey also demonstrated the presentation of additional seismic data types (beyond scope) using its serverless visualisation technology enabling seismic angle stack, 4D seismic, pre-stack data and SEGD field data to be migrated as object stored data into the public cloud.