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You need to solve complex energy exploration and production problems — with high-fidelity imaging, fast results, and the ability to analyze complete models. Most of all, you need to minimize your risk.

Cray can help you reduce your risk and speed up your seismic processing simulations. With Cray's big data analytics solutions for oil and gas industry you’ll see a new level of clarity and gain confidence in the overall quality and accuracy.

Industry leaders use our technology to run their biggest and most complex imaging and simulation workflows. You can too, and we’ll help you every step of the way. Collaborate with our experts to solve your most challenging seismic exploration and processing problems and ease the upgrade from commodity clusters to a fast, reliable, turnkey supercomputing system. You’ll get the benefit of decades of change management experience.

Cray users have achieved amazing results including 5x to 32x speedups in reservoir model simulations, 6x increased subsurface image resolution, and the world’s first trillion-cell reservoir simulation. They’ve seen FFT performance jump by over 40 percent and experienced more than a 6x increase in tomography code throughput. Cray and Altair provide a solution for improving the design of subsea riser systems. We can even help you address security threats to oil & gas industry with our cybersecurity solutions.

With these results, we’re redefining what’s possible in oil and gas analytics. Together we can achieve exascale-class simulation and — for the first time — look toward geo-scale simulation. And it’s smart for your budget because Cray technology is more cost-effective than large commodity clusters.

Clarify your results. Reduce your risk. We’ll help.

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Featured Resources

Cray HPC Storage Solution for Energy

The oil and gas (O&G) industry has been undergoing fundamental changes in recent years. While declining oil prices have taken a toll, shifting regional demands and increased adoption of alternative energy are also affecting the industry in terms of profitability and business viability. All of these movements are pushing companies to speed discovery, explore new and alternative fuel sources, and invest in efficient technology in both upstream and downstream phases by using the most cost-effective approach. To better compete, the O&G sector must adopt new technologies and methodologies to improve yield and achieve better operational efficiency.

ExxonMobil Sets Record with Cray System

ExxonMobil, working with the NCSA, achieved a major breakthrough with proprietary software using more than four times the previous number of processors used on complex oil and gas reservoir simulation models to improve exploration and production results.

Supercomputing for Oil & Gas

“Quite unique in the market today” is how the chief geophysicist from oil & gas company PGS describes Cray’s XC supercomputing systems. Find out what makes Cray solutions unique for this industry’s ever-growing data volumes.

PGS-Cray Video Demo

See how PGS solves one of the industry’s toughest problems, the high-quality imaging of a subsalt play.

Landmark and Cray: Supercomputing for the Oil & Gas Industry

What happens when two industry leaders collaborate? Your job gets easier. Landmark and Cray worked together to qualify SeisSpace ProMAX on a Cray CS400 cluster supercomputer.

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Energy Solutions

Next-Generation Reservoir Simulation

The changing oil & gas industry landscape is driving a need for scalable high-performance reservoir simulation. Higher-fidelity models that offer improved and often essential resolution to capture complex heterogeneity can improve recovery prediction. Read more.

Improving Subsea Riser System Design

With Altair's AcuSolve™ CFD solver running on Cray® XC40™ supercomputer systems, operators and engineers responsible for riser system design and analysis can increase component life, reduce uncertainty and improve the overall safety of their ultra-deep-water systems while still meeting their demanding development schedule. Read more.

Unprecedented Seismic Processing Performance

Cray supercomputers have been enabling the most demanding seismic challenges for decades. In both commercial and academic settings, Cray has been tried, tested and successfully used in the world's most compute- and data-intensive environments. Read more.

Agile Analytics Platform for Oil & Gas

The Cray® Urika®-GX agile analytics platform converges supercomputing with the most advanced big data capabilities in one powerful analytics solution. The Urika-GX system gives engineers and analysts the flexibility and agility they need to tackle the widest range of data and analytics projects at the speed this highly competitive marketplace demands — both today and as needs evolve. Read more.

Addressing Security Threats in Oil & Gas

For energy and oil and gas companies, the question has become not whether they will be hacked, but when. Cyberattacks are now one of the biggest and most critical safety challenges faced by companies in this space, and companies need to seek and protect against these threats in real time. Yet most are not prepared to handle the big data analytics hurdles this issue presents. Read more.

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Application
Owner
Description
Application:ECHELON
Owner:Stone Ridge Technology

ECHELON is a technical software product for high performance reservoir simulation. It was developed from inception for fine-grained parallelism targeting GPUs. It is exceptionally fast, typically achieving between 10x to 50x faster runtimes than leading commercial simulators and has demonstrated scaling to very large systems with hundreds of millions of cells.

Application:Eclipse
Owner:Schlumberger

Eclipse covers the entire spectrum of reservoir models, including black oil, compositional, thermal finite-volume and streamline simulation. Users can choose from numerous add-on options — such as local grid refinements, coalbed methane, gas field operations, advanced wells, reservoir coupling and surface networks — to tailor the simulator’s capabilities to their needs.

Application:INTERSECT
Owner:Schlumberger

INTERSECT accurately models complex geology and wells, honoring detailed reservoir characterizations with minimal or no upscaling. This supports simulation of highly heterogeneous or complex reservoirs. Unstructured gridding enables accurate modeling of detail around faults, fractures and wells Multisegment well capabilities provide accurate representation of fluid behavior in horizontal wells and complex completions.

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Application
Owner
Description
Application:Omega
Owner:Schlumberger

Omega is a flexible, scalable system that enables processing and imaging on a single workstation or massive compute clusters, or from a single 2-D line to an immense 3-D seismic survey.

Videos & Webinars

Next-Generation Reservoir Simulation

Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how Cray and Stone Ridge Technology are setting the new standard for reservoir simulation solutions.

Supercomputing for Oil & Gas

“Quite unique in the market today” is how the chief geophysicist from oil & gas company PGS describes Cray’s XC supercomputing systems. Find out what makes Cray solutions unique for this industry’s ever-growing data volumes.

Demo: PGS Interactive Velocity Modeling & Visualization on a Cray XC System

See how PGS solves one of the industry’s toughest problems, the high-quality imaging of a subsalt play.

Landmark and Cray: Supercomputing for the Oil & Gas Industry

What happens when two industry leaders collaborate? Your job gets easier. Landmark and Cray worked together to qualify SeisSpace ProMAX on a Cray CS400 cluster supercomputer.

The Future of Seismic Imaging

Learn why clusters can no longer solve seismic imaging problems and what marine seismic company PGS did about it.

Rice O&G HPC Keynote: “Exploration Seismology and the Return of the Supercomputer”

Learn why PGS is utilizing the world’s largest commercial supercomputer, while describing the new geophysics capabilities they’re implementing on their Cray XC40 supercomputer.

Accelerating Seismic Exploration with Dense GPU Systems

Learn about advances in seismic processing including the evolution of high performance computing, performance improvements from GPU accelerators, and system design that addresses dense GPU packaging.

Cray Solutions, White Papers and Briefs

Cray HPC Storage for Life Sciences

High performance computing (HPC) is at the center of modern life sciences research. From genomic sequencing to large-scale genomic analysis to precision medicine, HPC plays a critical role in advancing many life sciences disciplines.

Best Practices for Parallel File System Setup

The Cray oil and gas team and Taming Traces Consulting profiled the application I/O requirements for Landmark’s SeisSpace seismic processing software in a variety of workflow scenarios and produced a series of recommendations for parallel file system setup.

SeisSpace and Parallel File Systems

Guidelines for setting up your seismic processing parallel file system

Runtime Improvements Achieved with Landmark SeisSpace ProMAX and Cray CS400 Cluster

Landmark and Cray have joined forces to qualify and optimize SeisSpace ProMAX on a Cray cluster system.

Cray Urika-GX Agile Analytics Platform for Oil & Gas

A converged E&P analytics platform to streamline workflows and uncover critical insights

Optimizing Reservoir Simulation with ECHELON and the CS-Storm Cluster

This ultra-fast and scalable GPU-optimized solution combines Cray's CS-Storm platform with Stone Ridge Technology's ECHELON software.

GPU-Packed Cray CS-Storm Cluster Supercomputer Speeds Reverse Time Migration Calculations

The Cray CS-Storm solution for reverse time migration (RTM) increases geophysicists’ productivity by giving them the fastest, most efficient way to process their most complex seismic imaging workflows.

Cray Accelerates Energy Insight with NVIDIA GPU Technology

Cray enables the speedup of oil and gas applications with NVIDIA Tesla K40 and K80 GPU accelerators.

News

Raising the Bar for Reservoir Simulation

Cray's High-Density GPU System Sets New Performance Standard for ECHELON Reservoir Simulation Software

Cray News Release: PGS

Cray to Deliver Five-Petaflop Supercomputer and High-Performance Storage System to Petroleum Geo-Services

Blog

ExxonMobil Sets Record with Cray System

ExxonMobil, working with the NCSA, achieved a major breakthrough with proprietary software using more than four times the previous number of processors used on complex oil and gas reservoir simulation models to improve exploration and production results.

Cray Blog - Energy

Commentary and insight from Cray’s top experts and customers