Date Added: Sep 2009
In uncertain economic times, oil and gas companies need to quickly and accurately assess the potential of new prospects and, now more than ever, create work over plans for existing operations to enhance recovery. New seismic interpretation, visualization, and modeling applications are multiplying the amount of data used to evaluate new and working properties. As members of asset teams collaborate to characterize deposits, they consume and create even more data, requiring more storage and better data management solutions. Enterprise storage prices continue to decline, thereby increasing consumption but causing new problems in manageability, usability, and data center resources.