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Katalyst to Present at PPDM Perth Data Managment Luncheon

PPDM logo“Metadata Migration To The PPDM Model – A ‘Good Practice’ General Methodology, Lessons Learned and Case Study Examples”
Presented by Stephen Malajczuk, Katalyst Data Management

We are excited that our very own Stephen Malajczuk, Manager of Account Services, presenting at the Perth Spring Data Management Luncheon organized by PPDM. Metadata is becoming increasingly important for companies seeking to make better and more timely data-driven decisions. As the volumes of data that companies obtain are increasing, there is a greater need to ensure that metadata is in a condition that is easily accessible, portable and accurate.

The PPDM Data Model is designed for this purpose, but migrating the metadata from disparate data sources can be fraught with hazards. Based on the collective experience of hundreds of metadata migrations, Stephen’s presentation shares a general “good practice” methodology to help ensure a successful project.

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Digitize the World—Time to Get Out of the Box

Out of BoxWith billions of dollars of E&P data trapped in physical storage, the oil and gas industry is still struggling with the transformation from paper to digits.
As published in the Harts E&P SEG Show Daily Preview Issue

Decades of data acquisition in the oil and gas industry has amounted to trillions of dollars spent to discover what’s hidden beneath the subsurface.  Now that data archive volumes have become insurmountable, many companies are investing their dollars to discover what’s hidden in their data archives.

With the need to reevaluate existing fields, reprocess historical data and revisit former prospects, the untapped value buried within boxes and boxes of data can only be imagined.   Now that data analytics has started to play a major role in E&P decision-making, these volumes of historical data must be accessible.

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Katalyst Data Management Takes Digitise the World to Africa Oil Week

Digitise AOW KatalystAfrica Oil Week – 25th Anniversary
5-9 November 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa

Katalyst Data Management is looking forward to exhibiting at the 25th Annual Africa Oil Week Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. With all of the opportunities in the upstream oil and gas sector in Africa, there are still many challenges that operators face when it comes to handling massive amounts of subsurface data needed for exploration and production in this region.

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Geophysical Data Compliancy – Utilizing Technology

PPDM_FoundationsVolume5_Issue2By Sue Carr and Trish Mulder
As published in PPDM Foundations Vol 5, Issue 2

Geophysical data compliancy means only using data you are entitled to use for an implicitly defined purpose and timeframe.   Geophysical / seismic data is complex.  Seismic is an image of a defined position of the earth. It is multi-dimensional, multi-faceted and geographically based.  It consists of raw and interpretation data and could reside on different media types and formats. It may also be stored internally or at an external storage facility.    Along with this, the oil and gas industry is an ever changing and complex environment due to M&A activity, contractual laws and obligations either to government agencies, exploration companies or multi–spec corporations.

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Digital Transformation for E&P Means Closer Look at Data Management

Digitize World ArticleGeoscience industry turns to consultants to bring data up to speed
As published on the BOE Report

Digital transformation could revolutionize the subsurface data programs for companies whose vast data archives reside on paper or some other form of inaccessible legacy media. The transition from legacy media and “paper to digits” for seismic, well logs, well files, maps, graphics and reports will be imperative for the industry to keep up with the pace of innovation.

Creating a searchable, accessible digital version of all data types, from seismic and well data to interpretation projects, will be imperative for E&P companies to have the ability to capture the value of both historical and current data in their analytics platforms and interpretation software.

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Katalyst Data Management to Digitize the World at SEG 2018

SEG2018-KatalystSEG Annual Conference and Exhibition
October 14-17, 2018 in Anaheim

The Society for Exploration Geophysicists 88th Annual Meeting and Exhibition will be in sunny California this year at the Anaheim Convention Center in October. We are looking forward to exhibiting at this year’s conference, and kicking off our “digitize the world” campaign.

There has been a lot of talk about the digital transformation and the impact that data analytics will have on subsurface data management. We are looking forward to keeping the conversation going at the conference!

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Katalyst Data Management to Present at PPDM Data Management Symposium in Calgary

CDMS18_Header2018 Calgary Data Management Symposium, Trade Show & AGM
October 22nd-24th at the Telus Spark Science Center

Katalyst Data Management is excited to be co-presenting with IBM Canada at the PPDM Calgary Symposium this year. The presenters will be Sue Carr, Solutions Manager of Consulting Services and Trish Mulder, Director of SeismicZone.com, along with Rob Burton, Technology Thought Leader at IBM and Jeff MacLeod, Associate Partner at IBM.

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Katalyst Data Management Updates New Office in Perth

Our Perth Location Has Moved

family photo1.1Katalyst Data Management’s Asia-Pacific team in Perth recently moved offices, and we could not be happier with our new location. No longer in the physical storage business, the previous location was no longer suitable, as we’ve completely transitioned to digital storage. Katalyst decided to make the move from their previous location in Mount Hawthorn to their new facility at 5 Gibberd Road in Balcatta, as it was much better suited to the company’s subsurface data management processes.

The move itself was a huge feat, and the team from not just Perth, but our other Asia-Pacific and North America offices really came together to pull it off without a hitch. It was quite an undertaking to complete everything in 5 weeks, and everyone involved did an outstanding job!

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Mind the Gap: Data Migration and Metadata Quality

GapAcquiring another company’s data requires a thorough compliance process.

Contributed by Sue Carr and Trish Mulder for the Day 3 issue of Hart’s E&P Daily News at EAGE Copenhagen.

Acquiring new assets and the accompanying datasets often means dealing with another organization’s data quality and completeness standards. Geoscientists and data managers must find a way to “mind the gap” caused by missing data records as they begin to reconcile their seismic database through a data compliance process.  Having a methodical approach to dividing and conquering the volumes of records associated with seismic data assets will help ensure that the new datasets are truly complete and workstation ready.

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Katalyst Data Management to Exhibit at EAGE Copenhagen

EAGE Copenhagen Katalyst 1252Visit Katalyst Data Management #1252 at EAGE
11-14 June 2018 at the Bella Center in Copenhagen

We are looking forward to exhibiting once again at the 80th annual EAGE Conference and Exhibition that will be taking place at the Bella Center in Copenhagen on 11-14 June 2018.

At Katalyst stand #1252, we’ll feature the latest developments in subsurface cloud services. With the explosion in the volumes of data recorded in seismic surveys, from multiple gigabytes to terabytes to petabytes, there is a lot going on in the world of subsurface data management.

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