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Seismic Data E-commerce Site SeismicZone.com Featured in Energy News Bulletin

Asia-Pacific publication features new option for seismic data resale recently launched by Katalyst Data Management

ENBProprietary owners of seismic data now have a new option for marketing their global 2D and 3D data on their very own SeismicZone.com map, Katalyst Data Management recently announced.  This customized map can then be used on the data owner’s company website to market their data to their users around the world.

The story was picked up by the Australia-based Energy News Bulletin publication as this is implies a major paradigm shift for seismic data licensing across the globe. To see the article on the Energy News Bulletin website, click here.

The e-commerce site SeismicZone was launched in 2013 and is open to all data owners who have proprietary 2D and 3D seismic available for license.  Their data is visible on the SeismicZone map along with all of the other data available from other companies.  Now owners have the option to have their own customized map created with a custom URL, where only their data is visible.
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Seismic Data Resellers Launch First Microsite for Online Buyers’ Marketplace SeismicZone.com

New opportunity for seismic data owners to increase funds through licensed sales

SeismicZone MicrositeSeismicZone.com online data marketplace launched its first microsite for seismic data owners to market their proprietary data from their own corporate website. Seismic data owners can visually showcase their data libraries on interactive maps specific to their proprietary data, a new option for the resale market.

As companies seek ways to be efficient within constrained budgets, more data owners and purchasers are beginning to adopt the process of online transactions over traditional methods for marketing seismic data. Quality inspection and many of the other aspects of a data purchase can easily be handled via e-commerce, a major paradigm shift for the seismic data resale market.

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Katalyst Data Management to Exhibit at PNEC Data Management Conference in Houston

The 21st annual International Conference on Petroleum Data Integration, Information and Data Management is three days of technical program featuring presentations on E&P data and information management.  The conference, known simply as “PNEC” consists of attendees and exhibitors addressing issues, challenges and best practices for oil and gas data management programs.

Katalyst Data Management is looking forward to exhibiting once again and will be featuring solutions for full life cycle subsurface data management at booth #412 in the exhibit ballroom.

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Katalyst Presents at Blue Marble User Conference

bmuc-logoDirector of Research and Development Debasis Chatterjee and Chief Architect of Software Development Corey Puffalt jointly presented at the 2017 Blue Marble User Conference on Thursday, March 23 at the University of Calgary.  The event had 75-100 geospatial professionals in attendance, representing a wide variety of industry sectors, government departments, and academic institutions that utilize Blue Marble’s geospatial tools.

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Global Technology Trends and Their (Potential) Impact in the Oil Industry

Contributed by Guy Holmes, written for the recently published Volume 4, Issue 1 of the PPDM Foundations Journal for 1Q2017.

The technologies that are changing the IT landscape around us often take time to get traction in the oil sector. Sometimes it appears we, as an industry, are so heavily invested in yesterday, that tomorrow is too much to think about. But sometimes revolution does not start within the disquiet, rather it starts next door and spreads into the open arms of disquiet as though it had been waiting for it all the time.

Some ground breaking disruptive technologies that are appearing on the landscape within an array of other industries will at some point seek to pass on their benefits in the oil sector. How long it takes to adopt them is up to us.

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Katalyst Presents Webinar for Entitlement Records Management

Katalyst Data Management is excited to present a webinar series focusing on data ownership best practices and how to get the most value out of your seismic data.

The webinar series entitled “Entitlement Essentials” covers some critical information for seismic data owners to consider when it comes to the ownership rights of their data and best practices to maximize data value. These practices can open up the door for opportunities such as license sales, divestitures/dispositions and joint ventures.

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Katalyst to Exhibit at 2017 NAPE Summit in Houston

20160212_115140_resizedWe’re excited to once again be exhibiting at the annual NAPE Summit on February 15 – 17 in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center.  Last year’s show had over 11,300 participants, including 700 exhibitors and 400 prospects across 35 countries.

Stop by Katalyst booth #2660 this to learn more about recent enhancements to the SeismicZone online marketplace, including improved query features and records management tools.

To schedule a live demo at the show, please contact us.

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Hadoop-de-do: Hadoop, cloud storage and processing, analytics and big data

big-dataContributed by Guy Holmes, featured in the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists’ Preview Magazine

There have been some real game changers that have hit the ground in the last few years. Big Data Analytics, Watson from IBM, IoT and Hadoop are among these. I hear that pockets of the industry are starting to adopt some of this technology, but it still feels like we are a little behind the times.

If there is one thing that the oil industry has it is a lot of data, and most of the technology that I have listed would be easy to adapt to our needs. As an industry we also tend to only use a small portion of our data, after we weed out what conventionally has been considered surplus to requirements – but nice to have.

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Giving Back in 2016

img_24022016 was a challenging year in many ways, and we are grateful to have been able to give back to some wonderful organizations that support our community and industry.

In December, our Calgary office teamed up once again to serve lunch at the Mustard Seed, an organization that provides basic services (shelter, food and clothing) and support services (including employment, health and wellness, and spiritual care), as well as housing to those in need.

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Katalyst Data Management to Exhibit at PROSPEX 2016 in London

PESGB PROSPEX 2015, LondonThe Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain will host their annual PROSPEX Expo in London this year on December 14-15, 2016. The aim of PROSPEX is to provide a venue for announced “Promote Licensees” and oil and gas companies to market prospects and meet with potential investors to facilitate the “deal making” process.

Katalyst is pleased to be exhibiting once again and excited to share our recent expansion beyond seismic into well and interpretation archive management and updates to our SeismicZone data library.

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