HOUSTON, TX – March 23, 2021 – Bluware Corp., the digital platform that enables the energy industry to accelerate digital transformation initiatives and adopt cloud computing for subsurface data, is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to empower interactive geoscience workflows for E&P seismic interpreters, data scientists, and data managers.
Bluware VDS™ is a modernized approach to efficiently store and retrieve subsurface data in the cloud on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Its adaptive streaming capability allows the signal quality of the data to be adapted for each workflow, thereby minimizing data storage, and optimizing usage in the cloud. Companies using AWS can leverage VDS for significant cost savings for seismic data workflows.
AWS enables organizations to liberate subsurface data, while maintaining a secure environment. Bluware FAST™, streams data stored in VDS on Amazon S3 into multiple seismic interpretation formats, ready to use with traditional file-based applications. Streaming rather than copying data eliminates storage on traditional file systems resulting in elimination of disk costs while creating a centralized data library for organizations to access, much like streaming video services.
AWS is empowering machine learning (ML) workflows such as Bluware InteractivAI™, a deep learning application designed for geoscientists to interactively interpret seismic datasets utilizing a newer, faster, and more precise way to uncover subtle patterns in the subsurface. The Bluware platform eliminates laborious data preparation tasks that create bottlenecks for data specialists and provides a truly interactive deep learning experience. InteractivAI is built using a cloud-centric architecture, primed for an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) environment built for GPU-heavy tasks.
In addition, the Open Subsurface Data Universe™ (OSDU) Energy Data Platform on AWS provides forum members and clients a single Energy Data Platform for storing and using subsurface E&P data in the cloud, streamlining seismic-to-completion workflows, thereby accelerating exploration, reducing costs, and minimizing portfolio risk. As part of the OSDU Forum, Bluware’s VDS technology is freely available in an open-source format, OpenVDS™, and Bluware’s industry-leading wavelet compression technology, OpenVDS+™, is available as a free-to-use library.