Global expansion with third strategic partnership: Unlocking Commercial Value in the Indian Subcontinent

Global expansion with third strategic partnership: Unlocking Commercial Value in the Indian Subcontinent

Tape Ark continues its global expansion with their third strategic partnership, one of India’s leading Exploration & Production (E&P) service providers, Samit Spectrum. The partnership combines Samit Spectrum’s local knowledge and Tape Ark’s proprietary data restoration and cloud migration technology to apply AI-driven techniques to underutilised data.

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Tape Ark officially recognised as First Specialised Mass Ingest Amazon Web Services (AWS) Oil & Gas Partner

Tape Ark officially recognised as First Specialised Mass Ingest Amazon Web Services (AWS) Oil & Gas Partner

Tape Ark are thrilled to have officially been appointed as an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Oil & Gas Partner – the first and only AWS partner to be featured on the AWS web site for specialised, large volume tape ingest and migration of exploration data into the public cloud platform.

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Tape Ark Founder Guy C. Holmes Appointed to Foundation3 Advisory Board

Tape Ark Founder Guy C. Holmes Appointed to Foundation3 Advisory Board

Tape Ark today announced that Founder and CEO Guy C. Holmes has been appointed to the Advisory Board of Foundation3 - a Houston-based data science product and big data consultancy specialising in the application of cutting-edge machine learning and deep learning algorithms to build deployable AI solutions in the energy and financial sectors.

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Business News Coverage: Tape Ark demos an exploration first

Business News Coverage: Tape Ark demos an exploration first

Business News editor and journalist Mark Beyer talks one on one in an interview with Tape Ark Founder and CEO Guy Holmes on the success of completing a world first in seismic data management in real time during the PPDM Petroleum Data Expo in Houston, USA.

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Are you attending the Houston Professional Petroleum Data Expo (#HExpo18) next month?

Are you attending the Houston Professional Petroleum Data Expo (#HExpo18) next month?

Tape Ark will be there and not only will we have an AWS Snowball on display in our booth but Tape Ark Founder and CEO Guy Holmes has been asked to present on “the Adoption of the Cloud in the Oil Industry”. While we can’t say too much just yet, we can say that his presentation may include a world first live seismic event – be sure not to miss this.

There is only one week left to register for the Early Bird Deadline! Register now at www.ppdm.org/HExpo18 to save now!

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Article: The C Suite

Article: The C Suite

If you are looking for examples of data driven change in the world, look no further than what is sitting in all the level 38 corner offices around the globe. The CEO and his personal assistant are there of course, and so is the CIO.  But now a whole new band of brothers is forming – so many bands that buildings will need a lot more than 4 corners to accommodate them.

As published in The Australian Society of Exploration Geophysics - Preview Magazine Issue 189 August 2017.  

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Idle Resources

Idle Resources

Who would have thought that people would be willing to pay to sleep on an air mattress in a complete stranger’s house when they are on a business trip? Let’s extend that thinking and really ponder if anyone, even the AirBNB founders themselves, would have thought that their company would be valued at more than any other major hotel chain in the world, despite having almost no real estate of their own?

Uber, of course, has taken the same path. Getting picked up by a complete stranger at 2 am and driven to your home via the kebab shop? I don’t think so. But look who is the largest taxi fleet in the world – and they don’t really even own any taxis!

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Global Technology Trends and Their (Potential) Impact in the Oil Industry

Global Technology Trends and Their (Potential) Impact in the Oil Industry

The technologies that are changing the IT landscape around us often take time to get traction in the oil sector. Sometimes it appears we, as an industry, are so heavily invested in yesterday, that tomorrow is too much to think about. But sometimes revolution does not start within the disquiet, rather it starts next door and spreads into the open arms of disquiet as though it had been waiting for it all the time.

Some ground breaking disruptive technologies that are appearing on the landscape within an array of other industries will at some point seek to pass on their benefits in the oil sector. How long it takes to adopt them is up to us.

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What is Master Data Management?

What is Master Data Management?

What is Master Data Management?

I am hearing much about Master Data Management (MDM) from all industry sectors.  Not just oil and gas but commercial organisations, software providers, miners etc. On my quest to be able to talk intelligently about it over dinner with my nerdy database friends, I decided to create “MDM for Dummies”. What follows is not for dummies, but for you – the intelligent and worldly readers of Foundations.

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The Quiet Achievers in the Oil and Gas Industry

The Quiet Achievers in the Oil and Gas Industry

Last year in the October issue of Preview (172), I wrote a column entitled ‘Where has all the data gone?’ It was an article containing a summary about the many changes in the various administrative agencies that have at one time or another had something to do with managing oil and gas exploration data and titles in Australia. In that article I made mention of the newly formed NOTPA and their role in the industry.

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Three Cheers for these Unsung Heroes

Three Cheers for these Unsung Heroes

As a follow-up to my recent post on the SEGY data format entitled "Simple is Not Always Better" - http://www.spectrumdata.com.au/total-data-management-solutions/about-us/news-press-releases/2015/02/13/simple-is-not-always-better---preview-magazine-february-2015 , I want to be clear on how I feel about the role of the SEG in creating these formats so am posting this article written last year.

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Simple is Not Always Better

Simple is Not Always Better

I was thinking through a project I was working on. It was a project where we had taken some raw seismic field data and processed it in readiness for interpretation. Rather amazingly, the completed dataset was 1/600th of its original size when we were finished. I have experienced this kind of reduction in volume every time I have done this sort of work, but this time it struck me as odd.

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Career advice for young geophysicists in a declining market

Career advice for young geophysicists in a declining market

With a column like this called “Data Trends”, it gives me massive carriage to talk on almost any issue I like. The editor of Preview would prefer of course that it has at least some vague reference to geophysics, or science in general, but as long as it is three columns wide, and fills a page, I think I usually meet my target. In the case of this article, I address the overlying “Data Trends” of our fickle industries ups and downs.

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Where Has all the Data Gone?

Where Has all the Data Gone?

In a recent presentation performed at the Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) conference in Perth, I spoke about the problems explorers can have when an exploration area that has previously been out of favour, comes back into fashion.

Like all companies who enter a previously explored area, the first thing they do is assemble as much pre-existing data as possible. On the whole in Australia, the ability to source this data from various public sources is usually quite fruitful. However, whilst getting 90% of the data you need is a great start, it can often be the 10% that you can’t find that will make all the difference to your exploration efforts.

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