Connected Geo: Support

Frequently Asked Questions

1.  Can I run full volumes in minutes too?
No, our Intelligent Data Staging allows us to get new images in an area of interest in seconds or minutes, but full volumes do not benefit as much from the technology.

2.  Is the image around the area of interest run with a lower quality algorithm?
No, the resulting images are from our full resolution 3D Kirchhoff Time or Depth Migrations. The images are identical results that would be achieved by running a full final image 3D migration using our algorithms.

3.  If I have existing software that can edit and create velocity models, can I use its output model to produce a new migration image?
Absolutely, we recognize various standard velocity file and velocity model formats.

4.  How can your software work for both expert and novice users of migration software?
We have different levels of parameter menus that allow us to customize the software to the user's level of expertise.

5.  If I ran some migrations over targeted areas of a seismic survey and was pleased with the improvements of those images, would the CGS Cluster Foundation enable me to remotely run a migration over the complete volume?
Yes, however the CGS intelligent data staging technology does not give a significant improvement in full volume performance over a traditional software package.

6.  Will your cloud solutions provide the security requirements of our IT Department?
Yes, all interactions with your data in the cloud are secure. Additionally, our cloud security model isolates datasets to prevent unauthorized access.

7.  Does the software deploy and execute the same on in-house hardware as in cloud data centers?
Yes, all CGS solutions work on both in-house and cloud clusters.

8.  Can in-house clusters burst to the cloud if more compute resources are required?
Yes, but it is dependent on the type of application and data requirements.

9.  Will the CGS Cluster Foundation have the capability to shrink and grow compute nodes as necessary?
Yes, each job can dynamically allocate nodes.

10.  Does the shape of the target area impact the speed of the migration results? Let's say vertically beside salt versus horizontally across shale.
The total size of the volume to be reimaged is the deciding factor. The shape (whether a horizonal rectangle, vertical rectangle, or even a cube) does not significantly affect the ability to do quick updates.

11.  Will the software allow me to bring in well data such as seismic anisotropy and get updated results while drilling?
Yes, any new information that can be incorporated into the model can result in an improved image around the area of interest.

12.  Is the CGS Cluster Foundation limited only to seismic imaging? Could it work with other types of compute intensive applications?
While the fundamental technology is flexible, our efforts have concentrated on seismic imaging thus far. That said, we are interested in exploring other compute intensive applications that might benefit from our technology.