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Katalyst Data Management Donates $20,000 to Hurricane Harvey Relief

HoustonStrongIn late August 2017, Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on those living in Southeastern Texas.  Katalyst Data Management’s Houston office was fortunate to have been largely unaffected by the storms, however not all employees fared as well following the hurricane.  Several members of the Houston staff suffered damage to their homes during the storms.

In response, the company held a Hurricane Harvey fundraising campaign to raise money for employees whose homes had been damaged. The company matched all donations and contributed an additional $2,000 to kick-off the fundraiser.  Over the course of two weeks, Katalyst employees around the globe donated over $4,600 to help their coworkers in need.
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Katalyst Presents at the PPDM Calgary Data Management Symposium

PPDMOur Calgary office is excited to be able to support the seismic and well data management community at the PPDM Calgary Data Management Symposium taking place on October 23-25, 2017 at the Telus Spark Science Centre.  In addition to sponsoring the event, our own Trish Mulder will be participating in a joint interactive session that will focus on seismic data governance.

The 2017 Calgary Data Management Symposium, Trade Show & Annual General Meeting is a two-day event featuring plenary presentations, a keynote speaker, interactive discussions, breakout sessions and networking opportunities.

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Katalyst Data Management Exhibits at SEG Houston

The Society for Exploration Geophysicists hosted their annual meeting in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center on September 24-27, 2017.  Despite the recent weather events, the show proceeded as planned and exceeded expectations with over 7,400 in attendance.

Katalyst was excited to exhibit once again, featuring the latest updates to the subsurface data management tools within iGlass, including the new well module and other enhancements.  Booth visitors were also able to see e-commerce opportunities for seismic data within our growing SeismicZone website.  Our data management experts from our North America datacenters were on hand to answer questions, and several gave in-booth theater presentations during the show.

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Katalyst Data Management Houston Office Opens Following Hurricane Harvey

About_KatalystWe are happy to announce the Katalyst Houston office was open for business starting Thursday, August 31st, following Hurricane Harvey. Fortunately, our building at Westpark Drive and our offsite storage facility sustained no damage from the storms. Our staff were instructed to come to work only if they could confirm a clear safe route to the office, and there was a temporary delay accepting deliveries to the office, but our doors were open.

Prior to Hurricane Harvey impacting Houston, we stood up our emergency response team which included team members from our Calgary office, and we were prepared to fail-over to Calgary as part of our disaster recovery plan. Fortunately, we never lost power, our systems stayed up and functioning throughout the storm, and we did not need to fail-over to Calgary. Continue reading Katalyst Data Management Houston Office Opens Following Hurricane Harvey


Pay It Forward Networking Tour at Katalyst Data Management’s Houston Office

PayItForwardJune2017Katalyst Data Management was pleased to host an office tour and iGlass demo for the Pay It Forward Networking Program, an organization dedicated to help professionals in job transition. The event took place at our Houston office on Tuesday, June 21, 2017 and had 18 oil and gas professionals in attendance.

At the event, guests participated in an office tour of our Houston facility and learned more about the company and its operations.  President and CEO Steve Darnell provided an overview of the company, VP of North America Operations Jennifer Broadbent introduced iGlass and our Indexing & QC Manager Brian Hribek provided the facility tour.  Afterwards, participants enjoyed a networking reception and the chance to learn more about opportunities in subsurface data management.
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Katalyst Exhibits at EAGE in Paris, France on 12-17 June

DSC_0712webComplete seismic & well data life cycle management at EAGE #515

We were pleased to exhibit once again at the 79th Annual European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Annual Meeting in Paris, France. Katalyst was at booth #515 featuring the latest updates on the new domains supported by iGlass, such as the recent announcement of our first major well data project.

Our EAME business development team of Angus Craig, David Norburn and Tim Miles were on hand to answer questions about our full service iGlass subsurface data management center located near London.  In addition, Patrick Meroney, Director of Geological Solutions, demonstrated our data management solutions for interpretation project archives ProjectDataStor.

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Major Well Data Project Signed by Katalyst Data Management

iGlass-300x114HOUSTON (May 31, 2017) Katalyst Data Management announced today that it has signed its first major well data project.  The well data project is essentially a “paper to digits” project involving the scanning and classification of physical well files associated with over 20,000 wells in the US Lower 48. This marks the first major well data project for Katalyst, who began providing geological data management solutions in 2016 after nearly thirty years focusing primarily on seismic data management.
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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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