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CGS Cloud Computing

A typical seismic imaging project requires at least 1,000 CPUs and might need as many as 100,000 to get the job done within a reasonable timeframe. This massive demand for on-premise computing power can consume a large percentage of a company's capital expenditures. Instead CGS will offer an alternative cloud processing model. Online processing in the form of cloud computing permits companies to take advantage of HPC clusters located in virtual datacenters instead of relying solely on on-premise HPC clusters. This capability saves money and time not only by allowing companies to save CAPEX by not purchasing thousands of CPUs, but also allows a company to budget a project as an operational expenditure. A company can save money on smaller projects by paying to operate less than the usual amount of computing resources. Likewise, when a company takes on a relatively large project it can simply use more computing power from the cloud instead of buying and keeping on-premise large numbers of CPUs the companies have had to do in the past. Essentially, a company using these "virtual" clusters could "pay as they go," only paying for the amount of time the company actually uses the resources. The capabilities of a given company can expand and retract as a function of the immensity of the project without having to worry about money, resources, personnel, or licensing

In the case of seismic imaging, the possibility of employing larger amounts of computing power allows for a more accurate prestack depth migration (PSDM) result in a small amount of time. In short, cloud and hybrid-cloud processing not only makes precise seismic imaging less costly, but even decreases the uncertainty of seismic imaging to miniscule levels not possible with traditional on-premise computing. Connected Geophysical Solutions is partnering with many of the strategic cloud providers in the oil and gas industry to enable our customers to increase productivity and gain a competitive advantage.