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Eni reduces the risk and cost of finding new petroleum fields when it joins with IBM Research to develop a temperature-pressure simulator.

Repsol gains detail and speed in its complex subsurface structure imaging and lowers costs with a system using more accurate seismic algorithms.

Statoil accelerates production using advanced dashboards to consolidate data from offshore platforms and encourage collaborative decision making.

 

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A single oil or gas field can generate a tetrabyte (1,024 gigabytes) of data every day. An oil and gas engineer spends from one-thid or 60 percent of his time on data mining. A single oil or gas field can generate a tetrabyte (1,024 gigabytes) of data every day. An oil and gas engineer spends from one-thid or 60 percent of his time on data mining.
Chart: Top 5 consumers of oil. Percent of total oil consumption: 24,4% United States. 9,0% China. 6,1% Japan. 3,4% Russia. 3,2% India. Top 5 producers of oil. Percent of 
total oil production: 12,0% Saudi Arabia. 11,7% Russia. 10,1% United States. 4,6% Iran. 4,3% Mexico. EIA Data 2007, Oil 101, Morgan Downey, Wooden Table Press, 2009.

Chart: Top 5 consumers of oil. Percent of total oil consumption: 24,4% United States. 9,0% China. 6,1% Japan. 3,4% Russia. 3,2% India. Top 5 producers of oil. Percent of total oil production: 12,0% Saudi Arabia. 11,7% Russia. 10,1% United States. 4,6% Iran. 4,3% Mexico. EIA Data 2007, Oil 101, Morgan Downey, Wooden Table Press, 2009


 

 

 

 

 

How do you find oil buried in the deepest reservoirs of the earth?
Deep computing. Analytics. Seismic imaging.

People have used oil from the ground sice at least 4000 BC. In the Middle East, crude oil seeped to the surface and was used as waterproofing and adhesive.  The world's first oil wells were drilled in 1859 near Titusville, Pennsylvania. Gasoline acquired its name from its tendency to vaporize quickly and become gas.  Early oil was transported in barrels. Each barrel is 42 gallons and is the default measure today. The fundamental process of refining involves separating different products by heating them. They have different boiling poins so they evaporate and are condensed separately. Oil 101, Morgan Downey, 2009.


 

Intelligent oilfields around the planet
Since 1955, IBM has been in the oil business. Today, we have five research facilities developing intelligent oilfields: in Calgary, Canada; Stavanger, Norway; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Beijing, China; and Moscow, Russia.

Smarter oil exploration
Madrid-based Repsol partnered with IBM and scientists around the world to improve the accuracy of deep sea oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico by harnessing the most powerful multicore processing technology on the planet for seismic data analysis.

Integrating geologies
IBM helped Landmark (US), a product service line of Halliburton Energy Services, to integrate silos of basin modeling data, seismic data and, for the first time, rock physics to determine the size and quality of potential oil and gas fields.