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CGG GeoSoftware and Alibaba Cloud to support E&P companies with cloud geoscience technologies

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CGG GeoSoftware has collaborated with Alibaba Cloud to deploy its suite of proprietary geoscience software solutions on the Alibaba Cloud platform.

CGG GeoSoftware and Alibaba Cloud to support E&P companies with cloud geoscience technologies

All applications across the entire GeoSoftware portfolio also run on the Azure and AWS cloud platforms, offering advanced capabilities in machine learning and artificial intelligence, as well as connections to Python ecosystem notebooks.

Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, is the third largest cloud service provider in the world, and holds the number one market share position in Asia Pacific, according to Gartner, a leading research and advisory company.

CGG GeoSoftware, through its reservoir characterisation, interpretation and rock physics modelling solutions, such as Jason, HampsonRussell, InsightEarth, PowerLog and RockSI, enables geoscientists to work with greater efficiency and optimal productivity. Initial pilot studies have shown that using Jason Workbench software on Alibaba Cloud can bring dramatic improvements in computing efficiency compared to use of the same software on local compute resources.

Li Qiang, Director of Auto & Energy Business Group, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, said: “CGG GeoSoftware has become an Alibaba Cloud partner in oil and gas exploration and production in China. We look forward to continuing our cooperation with CGG GeoSoftware so that Chinese oil and gas exploration and production players can expand to full cloud capability and reap the benefits of digital technology.”

Kamal al-Yahya, Senior Vice President, Geoscience Software & Smart Data Solutions, said: “Usage of cloud computing technology in the energy industry continues to expand as E&P companies recognise the business value of cloud computing for streamlining operations and optimising decision-making. CGG GeoSoftware and Alibaba Cloud will reinforce their cooperation to provide best-in-class advanced cloud technology to serve Chinese oil and gas exploration and production companies.”

Image shows Jason 3D visualisation of geoscience data. Cross-section shows P-impedance to indicate reservoir quality; well logs show gamma ray for comparison (image courtesy of CGG GeoSoftware).

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