emgs deploys IBRIX software to improve analyses, surveys

IBRIX Inc. says that Electromagnetic Geoservices AS (emgs), a seabed logging company, has implemented its software suite for generating more sophisticated oil and gas analyses and surveys.

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(US) - IBRIX Inc. says that Electromagnetic Geoservices AS (emgs), a seabed logging company, has implemented the IBRIX Fusion Parallel File System, an enterprise-class fully-integrated single namespace software suite, for generating more sophisticated oil and gas analyses and surveys and accelerating its delivery to oil and gas customers worldwide.

Emgs provides information that helps exploration professionals locate commercial hydrocarbon reservoirs and rank prospects for drilling, reducing the risks and costs of drilling dry holes.

As the company has expanded its offerings to include intensive modeling, data acquisition, processing, and interpretation services, demand for its services has increased, resulting in the need for increased computational power.

The IBRIX solution is integrated with 500 Dell PowerEdge 1855 blade servers and 12 terabytes of EMC CX700 storage, enabling emgs to scale its business and gain a competitive advantage by reducing the time needed to deliver sophisticated information products to customers.

"The combination of the IBRIX/Dell blade engine allows emgs to generate processor- and FLOPs-intensive answer products in a much shorter time," says Helge Stranden, IT manager at emgs.

"Since implementing the IBRIX solution, we are processing over ten times more surveys than before and can feed multiple jobs through in quick succession.

"Now we can acquire more data and process multiple jobs in a shorter timeframe without experiencing bottlenecks along the way."

"Oil exploration is an expensive and highly competitive business, with no room for error," says Shaji John, IBRIX CEO.

"Today's announcement underscores the importance of having scalable file serving that can deliver the high performance, availability, and scalability needed to allow analysts to pinpoint with complete precision where and when to drill."

01/10/06

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