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Cypress E&P Boosts Productivity with SMT KINGDOM and Isilon NAS Storage

Seismic Micro-Technology (SMT) announced that Cypress E&P Corp. has successfully completed installation and deployment of SMT’s KINGDOM, a hydrocarbon exploration and production application, on an Isilon data storage platform. This integrated solution allows Cypress to centralize its exploration projects for intuitive control and 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 (SAN) 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 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 noted. “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.”

March 31, 2010 at 5:19 am Leave a comment

Fugro and SMT Team Up in Data Rooms Globally

Fugro Data Solutions Ltd., the global E&P data management experts, and SMT, provider of Windows-based geoscientific interpretation software, announced the completion of a major global effort to help a government license oil and gas blocks. Fugro won the contract to assist with promotion of the licensing round with more than 50 blocks were on offer, including organizing global road shows and hosting five data rooms. In the data rooms, the software used to showcase these blocks was SMT KINGDOM. Over 600 people attended presentations and nearly 40 attended the data rooms.

            Fugro Data Solutions has been a major user of SMT KINGDOM for over 10 years. They utilize the product for ongoing geophysical data management and data remediation work. Recently this usage has also expanded into collaboration in data rooms for national oil and gas exploration leases and aiding asset sales.

            “We used KINGDOM software exclusively for our data rooms in these licensing rounds because it is easy to use, modular and offers high performance. This means we were assured that the bidders would have rapid and easy access to the data they needed to analyze before their purchase,” said Kerry Blinston, head of Technology & National Initiatives at Fugro Data Solutions. “After our success in the recent rounds, we look forward to more future collaboration with SMT.”

            “At SMT, we are happy to partner with an elite organization like Fugro Data Solutions. Fugro helps governments all over the world improve their energy sustainability by helping them find new sources of hydrocarbons. They have always been known for their cutting-edge technology, so we are proud to be chosen as Fugro Data Solutions’ exclusive partner for geoscientific interpretation in these data rooms,” said Ken Gardiner, VP of Sales for Europe Africa and Russia at SMT.

            Moving forward, Fugro Data Solutions and SMT plan to continue and enhance their good working relationships and review how they can utilize both companies’ global office distribution to better leverage similar opportunities and to enhance clients’ data room experience.

October 21, 2009 at 9:29 pm Leave a comment

SMT Tech Support Habla Espaňol

SMT, purveyor of Windows-based geoscientific interpretation software, now provides primary technical support for its KINGDOM™ product in Spanish for the company’s Latin American customer base. Customers located in Trinidad, Tobago and Brazil will continue to receive support in English and/or Portuguese.

Commenting on the announcement, Rick Pharr, Senior Director of Technical Support, said: “SMT’s offering of support in Spanish is part of the company’s ongoing effort to expand our technical service and support on a global level and provide local language assistance to help customers improve the way they work. Support services for our Spanish-speaking customers is another way in which SMT demonstrates that we are listening to the communities that buy and use our products.”

SMT’s strategic partner in Buenos Aires, Geoinfo SRL, provides the Spanish language support on behalf of SMT, which plans to continue expansion in the South American market. Geoinfo, a top tier SMT partner since 1995, will play an even greater role in this region in the future.

SMT now provides technical support for its global customers in six different languages: English, French, Russian, Chinese, Arabic and Spanish. The company’s geoscientific support staff is trained to help clients with all SMT software applications and provides assistance to customers with any problem that may be incurred while using SMT products and services. Technical support for Latin American customers is available through phone, fax or e-mail:

May 27, 2009 at 8:57 pm Leave a comment

SMT’s KINGDOM Now Supports Windows Vista

Seismic Micro-Technology (SMT), purveyor of Windows-based geoscientific interpretation software, announced that the company’s KINGDOM software now supports Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system. Vista’s 64-bit architecture greatly improves performance running SMT’s KINGDOM software. In some internal benchmarks, performance has shown to be three times faster when running Windows Vista and 64-bit. SMT’s support for Windows Vista also seamlessly integrates with the enhanced security and manageability features within the platform.

Commenting on the announcement, Indy Chakrabarti, director of marketing at SMT, said: “Data security on PCs has been a growing concern among companies. Geoscientific data is no exception – in fact, this data is highly proprietary. By supporting our customers on Windows Vista, we can provide KINGDOM interpreters higher security controls on their PCs and better data protection against theft or destruction. In addition, the move to 64-bit computing greatly enhances performance for our customers.”

SMT customers who wish to upgrade to Vista will be able to take advantage of the improved performance and security features and reduce the demand on IT support resources as Vista can detect and resolve many problems automatically.

April 16, 2009 at 8:08 pm Leave a comment

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