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Sibneftegeofizika introduces a High-Performance Data Center for processing geophysical data

"Sibneftegeofizika needs a reliable computing cluster to process the information we receive in the course of geophysical research. Fujitsu succeeded in offering server solutions that combine an acceptable cost for procurement and maintenance, with a high level of performance, reliability and scalability"

Yevgeniy Krivoshein, IT Manager, Sibneftegeofizika

The customer

Sibneftegeofizika is a multi-discipline geophysical enterprise that performs all types of 2D and 3D seismic survey field work, geophysical borehole surveying, processing and geological/geophysical interpretation and monitoring the degree of exploration of areas using seismic surveying and drilling. Sibneftegeofizika is a leader in the deployment of state-of-the-art technologies when performing field work, processing and interpreting materials. In terms of volumes of work, Sibneftegeofizika features in the top five Russian geophysical companies. Over the last 14 years, more than 80,000 linear kilometers of 2D CDP method profiles and more than 6,000 km2 of 3D profiles have been processed, using explosive, vibration and impulse sources of seismic wave excitation. The application of the latest equipment and technologies for field work, processing and interpretation, in combination with highly qualified specialists, enables the resolution of the most complex geological tasks, from adjustment of the geometry of productive strata to the forecasting of their porosity and permeability parameters and creation of geological models of reservoirs with recommendations on exploration drilling.

The challenge

Sibneftegeofizika needed to upgrade its system for processing geophysical data to work on projects in geological surveying of oil and gas companies. When processing and interpreting (earth structure modelling) high-capacity computing resources are needed, which the company did not have. The upgraded computing system would enable the company to take part in larger scale projects, where high performance computing systems are essential.

The solution

Management decided to create and introduce its own IT infrastructure with a high-performance cluster based on Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX4770 M1 Servers, a Fujitsu ETERNUS DX500 storage system, VMware vSphere 5.5 virtualization platform and OC Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server software.

The benfit

  • Integrated component standby capabilities
  • Comprehensive management covering the entire lifecycle
  • Lower power and cooling costs

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