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Recent Workshop Analyzes HPC in the Oil and Gas Industry

Oil and Gas

A few weeks back, Cray and VBRX (now known as XQUBE) teamed up to a host workshop focused on upstream Oil and Gas applications and the growing demands for High Performance Computing (HPC) technologies in the Oil and Gas industry. With events like this, we often spend a disproportionate amount of time promoting the event itself, rather than providing some insights into what was actually presented, discussed and shared. So, I’m happy to give you my first-hand account. I’m proud to say, the workshop was a great success and we are pleased to have played a key role in putting it together. Held in beautiful Rio de Janeiro on May 23, the event was well attended and well received. There were several talks on wide array of topics, such as … [Read more...]

Cray and VBRX hosting HPC workshop for upstream applications in Oil and Gas

Head to Rio on May 23 to learn more about how HPC technologies can pay dividends in the oil and gas sector.

On May 23rd, Cray and VBRX will host an event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil focusing on upstream applications in the Oil and Gas industry to address the growing demands of high-performance computing in this sector. The workshop aims to show the operational advantages oil and gas companies can gain by turning to HPC technologies and upstream scientific applications. HPC solutions and the oil and gas sector Seismic imaging and reservoir simulation are the most compute intensive tasks performed in the oil and gas industry. Improvements in seismic image clarity, resolution, and accuracy have direct financial impact financial in a business where one exploration well in deep water will cost in excess of $100M. While there are no known seismic … [Read more...]

Big IO for Big Oil: Perspectives from the Rice Oil & Gas Workshop

Oil and gas event

A number of Cray folks attended the Rice Oil & Gas workshop in Houston last Thursday, February 28th.  It was incredible visiting such an influential group of energy leaders.  Most of the major US oil & gas companies and service providers were there. The morning keynote was presented by Dirk Smit, VP of Exploration Technology and Chief Scientist Geophysics, Innovation and R&D, at Shell.   In the keynote, Compute Challenges to Meet Future Energy Demands, he stated that supplying the world’s water and food will become progressively critical. According to the LA Times, we’re adding more than 70-million people a year to the planet.  Supplying water and food to them will demand new research and investments. In upstream … [Read more...]