Seismic Micro-Technology (SMT) announced that Cypress E&P Corporation has successfully completed installation and deployment of SMT's KINGDOM, the leading hydrocarbon exploration and production application, on an Isilon data storage platform. This integrated solution allows Cypress to fully centralize its exploration projects, allowing intuitive control and full, seamless visibility of seismic interpretation data at each stage of the workflow.
Cypress has leveraged this integrated solution by unifying its seismic, well, and cultural data on a single global namespace, eliminating bottlenecks and limited data sharing capabilities inherent to partitioned workstation, direct-attached server, or even storage-area-network solutions. Isilon's Scale-Out NAS platform, with its scalable high throughput file sharing capability, facilitated the deployment process, allowing for full consolidation of all data resources operating within SMT KINGDOM. Cypress employees can now utilize SMT KINGDOM to its full potential, achieving maximum availability and visibility of seismic interpretation resources.
Indy Chakrabarti, Chief Marketing Officer at SMT said, "Our mission is to take a very specialized science -- geoscientific interpretation and modeling -- and make it more accessible to energy exploration and production teams, helping to make them more productive. As companies discover new methods of exploring, they need access to scalable software solutions that can adapt to new workflows. Combining SMT's KINGDOM with Isilon's storage provides Cypress with the ability to manage complex seismic data sets intuitively, seamlessly and with ease. The solution delivers improvements in both field performance and business efficiency."
Eric R. Bass, Cypress E&P's Director of Information Technology, noted that he has already seen a reduction in storage management workload, which enables his team to spend more time focusing on business performance.
"We rarely have to tweak the system," Bass commented. "Project consolidation and data sharing now perform seamlessly. Our exploration team can access all interpretations and the underlying data at any time, without any bottlenecks."
"My mission is to assemble the highest performing technologies available into a powerful yet flexible platform that drives our company," said Bass. "However, we need technology that doesn't require specialized technicians for day-to-day maintenance and uptime. It must be easy to use, and it must provide an intuitive interface. With SMT KINGDOM running on Isilon, I can focus on building the infrastructure and providing support to enhance what KINGDOM does for our company, thus keeping our exploration team productive."