HPC in Oil & Gas

Development planning and optimization require high performance computing (HPC). For example, a single reservoir simulation can take up to several days to run on personal computers, can be performed much more efficiently with HPC on AWS. Further, in most cases, hundreds of simulations are required for each reservoir in order to evaluate multiple parameter combinations. AWS provides you with nearly limitless high network performance, fast storage, memory, and compute resources to analyze large volumes of data quickly, thereby accelerating the decision-making process and improving overall reservoir management.

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Fueling innovation in energy exploration and production with High Performance Computing (HPC) on AWS

Use cases

  • Seismic Processing
  • Reservoir Simulation
  • Seismic Processing
  • Seismic Processing

    AWS provides vast resources to run the most computationally demanding High Performance Computing (HPC) workflows, such as Reverse Time Migration (RTM), Full Waveform Inversion (FWI) and Kirchhoff Migration, faster and at a lower cost. Datasets can be visualized in 3D at any device quickly, shared and interpreted across teams, and enhanced with metadata. This allows companies to accelerate decision making and identify potential reservoirs more effectively.

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    Amazon S3

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    Amazon Glacier

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    Amazon EC2

  • Reservoir Simulation
  • Reservoir Simulation

    Reservoir simulation is an iterative HPC workflow essential for optimizing hydrocarbon production, where each simulation can require hundreds of concurrent nodes and unique networking, compute, and memory configurations to perform optimally. AWS provides the performance to accelerate simulations so engineers can iterate and fine-tune models faster, the flexibility to support unique CPU and GPU configurations, and the scale and elasticity to support spiky optimization workflows like automated history-matching.

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    Amazon S3

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    Amazon EC2

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    AWS Batch

Case studies and resources

E&P with AWS HPC eBook

Learn how you can fuel innovation in energy exploration and production with High Performance Computing (HPC) on AWS.

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Seismic Processing on AWS with Hess

AWS re:Invent 2017: Data Ingestion at Seismic Scale

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