Shell Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of Royal Dutch Shell plc ("Shell"). Continuing Shell's tradition in venture capital since 1997, Shell Venture's investment focus covers the full energy spectrum from O&G to renewable energy technologies and digital solutions. We are a strategic investor seeking technology companies and business models with energy solutions that can create substantial deployment value. Shell Ventures co-invests with other corporate investors and venture capital funds in both early stage and late stage (growth capital) companies, generally investing $2M-$20M over the life cycle of the deal.
EV is an independent growth equity firm applying its specialized expertise to build world-class companies and uncover new technologies in the oil and gas sector. EV’s team leverages specialist knowledge, advisors, proven practices, and a global network to scale businesses that push the edge of technology innovation. Since 2002, EV has raised five funds with committed capital approaching $1.000 million. With teams in Stavanger, Norway; Houston, Texas; and Aberdeen, Scotland, EV Private Equity helps companies operate competitively and achieve a more sustainable future.
The Open Subsurface Data Universe™ (OSDU) Forum consists of large oil and gas operators and service organizations focused on developing a standard data platform that will bring together exploration, development, and wells data. This will result in faster delivery of capabilities, and lower implementation and lifecycle costs across the subsurface community. Bluware has contributed OpenVDS to the OSDU and has been adopted as a format for seismic data by OSDU. This ensures a true openness and scalability for the VDS file system.
Bluware is an advanced technology partner of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and one of only 12 oil and gas partners currently. AWS is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery, and other functionality to help businesses like Bluware leverage AWS cloud products and solutions to build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability, and reliability.
Bluware has a strategic partnership with Microsoft® Azure, a secure cloud services platform offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other services which help organizations improve critical business workflows. With a commitment to open source and support for all languages and frameworks, Azure allows oil and gas companies to build and deploy applications and workflows seamlessly with Bluware technology. Customers can integrate and manage their environments with services designed for cloud, on premises, and hybrid cloud.
Bluware is partnered with Eliis, an international software leader in seismic interpretation. The two companies enable seismic interpreters who use PaleoScan™ to drastically reduce interpretation cycle time. Bluware VDS is integrated into Eliis PaleoScan, a new generation of seismic interpretation software, which combines innovative technology, computer-aided workflows, and intuitive design to rapidly enhance geological understanding throughout seismic data.
Bluware collaborates with Wipro Limited, (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company, to enable mass ingestion of SEG-Y data from tapes and data centers to Bluware OpenVDS™ on the cloud on the OSDU™ Data Platform.
These companies are providing an ingestion pipeline for oil and gas companies to extract seismic data from archive, store it on the cloud, and exploit it for immediate value. This new end-to-end solution ingests, inspects, and converts data to OpenVDS on to cloud storage or an OSDU repository. Geoscience teams can derive immediate value through automatic integration with existing applications, while data managers and scientists can easily incorporate the data into their respective environments using APIs.
Interactive Network Technologies, Inc. (INT), a leader in multi-domain visualization in E&P is a partner of Bluware to offer Volume Data Store (VDS) seismic data format as part of the Open Subsurface Data Universe (OSDU). INT and Bluware integrated VDS into IVAAP, an upstream data visualization platform so companies can leverage the IVAAP platform by customizing and deploying it in any cloud environment.
Bluware and NVIDIA, along with Calgary Scientific, Lenovo, and Magma, developed a solution architecture to enable geoscientists to perform graphics and processing intensive tasks on their desktop computers, laptops or mobile devices with all of the data storage and real-time processing carried out on the cloud. This can include processing raw seismic data, interpreting, modeling, and running simulations. The solution supports challenging scenarios related to interactivity, scalability, data management, and performance and enables geoscientists to access cloud applications on mobile devices.
Paradigm, an Emerson™ product enables end users to rapidly manipulate large seismic volumes while maintaining seismic precision and reducing data storage costs. This capability is implemented natively within the Paradigm interpretation suite, allowing users to seamlessly analyze their data.
In addition, Roxar, an Emerson™ product, includes seismic-based stochastic inversion, tools for import, attributes, visualization, and sampling of seismic to 3D grids for further use in the geological modeling workflow. With model driven interpretation, you can capture uncertainty throughout the interpretation process quickly, generate multiple realizations, and build accurate and robust reservoir models to make better reservoir management decisions.
The Bluware Platform powers Sound QI’s QI-Pro software, a multi-dimensional cross plotting environment for the interactive geological translation of seismic attributes. Bluware provides the speed and agility for QI Pro software users to instantly classify large volumes of seismic data, delivering an innovative approach for geoscientists to better understand subsurface data in real time.
Geoprocesados is a geoscientific company with experience in land and marine seismic processing, interpretation, and characterization studies, as well as data handling of exploration and production information.Geoprocesados is Bluware's exclusive partner in Mexico.
IesBrazil provides advanced data management solutions and is the exclusive reseller of Bluware products in Brazil. The organization offers a portfolio of technology solutions for the oil and gas industry including business development services in the Brazilian market.
Geo Oil Energy, a company specialized in the marketing and implementation of new technologies, products, and services that provide value in the areas of Geology and Geophysics, represents Bluware in Colombia.