Case Study – Osokey

Subsurface data storage volumes require capital investment in “on premise” servers. Due to its volume, a significant proportion of this data is kept offline, on physical tape media, making it hard to access and use.

Osokey uses public cloud infrastructure, coupled with its own software and domain knowledge, to enable a serverless, pay as you go approach to seismic data use, visualisation and management. This can make seismic data more accessible and remove the expenditure of on-premise data servers.

Native format SEG-Y was moved 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.  An Osokey API was used to link Schlumberger's Petrel application enabling multiple end users to work on a single entity of object stored SEGY data. 
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. It also showed that having seismic data available on the cloud enables rapid machine learning interpretations of subsurface regional geology.

The Oil & Gas Authority selected Osokey (through competitive tender), as their collaborative partner to develop the National Data Repository (NDR) platform.



This project delivered seismic in the cloud technology, storing and archiving native SEGY and SEGD seismic files in a cloud agnostic manner. 

Not having to remaster data on degrading physical media, or risk of data loss to damaged or unreadable tapes 
Data can be accesses and shared without having to write terabytes at a time to physical media - then ship it - manual handling and data administration taken out of the equation.  

Additional benefits included the ability to remove data duplication from workflows. 

592,921 SEGD files from tape ingested < 25 mins duration, cost < £12.50 56,154 duplicate files identified from tape Only one asset’s worth of data from the UK ~10% de-duplication cost saving 

This project demonstrated that significant cost savings could be achieved in the storage of seismic data. 


Osokey - Seismic in the Cloud

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