Emerson, an engineering and technology company, has announced that its entire Exploration and Production (E&P) software suite is now available on the cloud
This will enable oil and gas companies to take advantage of digital technologies to improve their modelling and optimise their production in new and established reservoirs.
Emerson now delivers seismic processing and imaging, data interpretation, subsurface modelling, formation evaluation, reservoir engineering, production optimisation, and other services with faster, more powerful computing power to connect critical subsurface intelligence with surface operations.
Peter Zornio, chief technology officer with Emerson’s Automation Solutions business, said, “With our E&P software-as-a-service model and long history of domain experience, Emerson is well-positioned to lead the cloud transformation for the oil and gas market.”
“This expanded platform provides greater data analytics power and flexibility for some of the most challenging operational environments in the industry. When you combine our software with our technology and experience in the production area, we have a unique capability in the oil and gas marketplace,” he added.
Emerson’s E&P cloud-hosted software, which can run on Azure and other leading cloud platforms, is available in two business options: customer-managed, in which customers run the software on cloud computing platforms and storage under management by their own IT organisations; and Emerson-operated, in which Emerson manages IT operations on the cloud, including the cloud platform, software support, maintenance and operation.
The solution utilises Microsoft’s strategically placed Azure data centre regions for faster performance and compliance with local government regulations.
Jose Valls, CTO, Process Manufacturing, Microsoft Corp, stated, “Emerson has high computational, data management and visualisation needs and a global customer base. Azure provides a full set of configurations suitable to the wide range of computing requirements of the Emerson application portfolio, without compromising performance.”