CDA opens Seismic DataStore

Common Data Access (CDA), which manages well data collected during drilling activity on the UK continental shelf (UKCS), has launched its Seismic DataStore.

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LONDON-- Common Data Access (CDA), which manages well data collected during drilling activity on the UK continental shelf (UKCS), has launched its Seismic DataStore. According to the company, the new online service will dramatically increase the efficiency of retrieving and analyzing the 4,500 2D and 3D seismic surveys, enable companies to respond much more quickly and confidently to license applications, and help ensure recovery of the UK’s oil and gas is maximized.

The surveys most in demand are being loaded onto the system first and by the end of this year more than 750 of the most relevant will be available, the company says.

“Under the conventional system, geophysicists can spend up to half their time looking for or managing data when they could be searching for oil and gas,” says Malcolm Fleming, CDA’s chief executive. “At a time of high costs and a 57% fall in exploration activity, they should be doing what they are skilled in – interpreting data. The Seismic DataStore helps to increase efficiency by reducing data search time incurred.”

09/14/2009

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