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Hitachi Helps Schlumberger Petrel Platform Environ-
ments Win the Race to Discovery With Innovation
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■■ Unify workflows for E&P teams:
Eliminate the gaps that require handoffs
from one technical domain to t...
Innovation is the engine of change, and
information is its fuel. Innovate intelligently
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  1. 1. Hitachi Helps Schlumberger Petrel Platform Environ- ments Win the Race to Discovery With Innovation Like you, we know that innovation is the key to progress. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and our ecosystem of partners work closely with you to accelerate the total workflow. We’re with you from data acquisition, data management, seismic processing, visual interpretation, modeling automation, petrophysical analysis and property modeling, to simulation. By creating high-quality decision- support information, companies are able to confidently bid on large contracts with immense responsibilities. Or, they can decline participation where the information is less favorable. Either way, companies must arrive at well- researched decisions as quickly as possible. Business success depends on keeping data pure and accessible. Hitachi Data Systems solutions create such efficiencies and protect your investment. SOLUTIONPROFILE Challenges in Oil and Gas Exploration ■■ Many interconnected, increasingly complex and rapidly changing workflows. ■■ Exponential growth in the volume of data that must be analyzed within a shorter timeframe. ■■ Computational demands increasing by orders of magnitude. ■■ Facilitation of collaborative computing and secure access to data. ■■ Management of the information lifecycle of all data associated with a project. ■■ Flexibility to transparently optimize the use of dif- ferent storage technologies without disrupting the workflow for end users. Hitachi Provides a Storage Adapter for Advanced Project Management for the Schlumberger Petrel Platform Optimize Exploration and Development Operations The Petrel E&P software platform helps increase reservoir performance by improving asset team productivity. Geophysicists, geologists and reservoir engineers can develop collaborative workflows and integrate operations to streamline processes. Advanced Project Version Management With Hitachi Storage Adapter for Petrel™
  2. 2. SOLUTION PROFILE ■■ Unify workflows for E&P teams: Eliminate the gaps that require handoffs from one technical domain to the next, using Petrel model-centric workflows in a shared earth model. ■■ Manage risk and uncertainty: Easily test multiple scenarios, analyze risk and uncertainty, capture data relationships and parameters to perform rapid updates as new data arrives, and perform detailed simulation history matching. ■■ Enable knowledge management and best practices: Reduce workflow learn- ing curves by capturing best practices via the Workflow Editor, providing quick access to preferred workflows and increased ease of use. ■■ Expand the Petrel environment: Hitachi Storage Adapter for Petrel leverages the Ocean framework, enabling easy installation and access to the functionality within Petrel. Take the Petrel Platform to New Levels With Hitachi Storage Adapter for Petrel At Hitachi Data Systems, we understand the value of your data. We believe that data drives our world and information is the new currency. To this end, we deliver enterprise-level data management and availability. We also deliver exceptional hardware and software solutions that make processing massive quantities of data, in the fastest possible times, appear simple. We manage the information lifecycle and ensure secure access to the right infor- mation via multiple access paths in an ever-changing environment, as well as provide cost-efficient and nondisruptive scaling. Hitachi Storage Adapter for Petrel supports: ■■ Hierarchical project versions that end users can manage, limited only by the amount of disk space available. ■■ “File clones” with only incremental changes saved, reducing “save time” and storage space. ■■ Project-level replication for disaster recov- ery scenarios, according to company-set policies. ■■ Hierarchical view of project versioning for easy and intuitive management of copies. ■■ Permission-based access and separate roles for users and system administration. ■■ Ability to explore multiple paths and to restore a particular point in time. ■■ Access to advanced NAS data man- agement and protection for automated enforcement of company policies. ■■ Ability to deliver the performance and capacity required in mixed application workflows. ■■ Optimized storage technology use in the right place; transparent migration between technologies without impacting application workflows. Maximize Productivity With Seamless Software and Hardware Integration Hitachi Storage Adapter for Petrel com- pletely integrates with Hitachi Data Systems storage and server solutions, making it pos- sible to centrally manage data on the server instead of the workstation. Core data is served from shared storage with advanced data management, so the data is protected. Hitachi Storage Adapter for Petrel links into Hitachi NAS Platform (HNAS) file clones to quickly make well-defined local copies. The copies not only track where the files came from, but also allow end users to explore alternative paths. Each project version is captured and stored transparently to the central storage repository. At the same time, it completely maintains information and access permissions that are viewable by the system administrator at all times. By eliminating the need to save multiple copies in sep- arate files, Hitachi Storage Adapter for Petrel enables consistency, collabora- tion and data protection. HNAS file cloning, used by the advanced project management adapter, only stores incremental changes, which minimizes transmission times and required storage capacity. Therefore, they are extremely space-efficient. Hitachi NAS Platform Hitachi NAS Platform is an advanced, and integrated, network attached storage (NAS) solution. It is a powerful tool for file sharing as well as file server consolidation, data protection and business-critical NAS workloads. With HNAS, you can solve chal- lenges associated with data growth while achieving a low total cost of ownership. Features ■■ Powerful hardware-accelerated file system for multiprotocol file services, dynamic provisioning, intelligent tiering, virtualization and cloud infrastructure. ■■ High performance and scalability: up to 2GB/sec and 140,000 input/outputs per second (IOPS) per node up to 16PB of usable capacity. ■■ File-level virtualization in a global name- space avoids technology or vendor dependencies. It also enables unified access to data stored on storage systems from other vendors. ■■ Policy-based, universal file migration simplifies deploying new technology and migrating data without impacting applica- tion workflows. ■■ Seamless integration with Hitachi SAN stor- age, Hitachi Command Suite and Hitachi Data Discovery Suite for advanced search and indexing across HNAS systems. ■■ Integration with Hitachi Content Platform for active archiving, regulatory compli- ance and large object storage for cloud infrastructure. Benefits ■■ Simplifies your IT infrastructure by allow- ing you to consolidate NAS devices or file servers and migrate data by policy across multiple vendors and technologies. ■■ Reduces the complexity of storage man- agement and lowers your total cost of ownership. ■■ Significantly improves efficiency, agility and utilization across NAS environments through advanced virtualization and data protection capabilities. ■■ Offers exceptional performance and improves productivity for Schlumberger Petrel environments. ■■ Allows organizations to reach decisions faster by reducing processing cycle times required for Schlumberger applications. ■■ Responds rapidly to changing demands as datasets grow and new analysis meth- ods are deployed. ■■ Increases the number of simultaneous users or projects to support larger work- groups and increasing business. ■■ Optimizes the use of different storage technologies through intelligent and trans- parent tiering. 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  3. 3. 3 Innovation is the engine of change, and information is its fuel. Innovate intelligently to lead your market, grow your company, and change the world. Manage your information with Hitachi Data Systems. ■■ Implements and enforces data reten- tion policies without manual intervention through automated data management. ■■ Scales to the highest capacity with standard file systems to manage larger projects. USE CASES: USER-CREATED FILE CLONE User Launch Petrel Platform Continue Petrel Initiate File Clone Request Move From Petrel Platform Workstation’s Local Storage to SMB Share Start: Create SMB File Clone Start: SMB File Clone SMB Share File Clone Failed Retry File Clone to Petrel Workstation’s Local Storage Flag for SMB Move Successful File Clone on SMB Share Both File Clones Fail – Report Error Use Case Prerequisites 1. Hitachi Storage Adapter for Petrel plug-in is installed. 2. SMB share log-ins/AD authentication is available for advanced project management adapter. (This data will be created during installation and modified and managed using the Hitachi Storage Adapter for Petrel admin utility.) Use Case Assumptions 1. End user data is on an SMB share. 2. End user has enough storage on local disk to save local snapshot if SMB snapshot fails. HNAS = Hitachi NAS Platform Collaborative Version Management Hitachi Storage Adapter for Petrel facilitates the ability to create unique point-in-time clones of a project that can be used to create a hierarchical view of project versions. These versions can be evaluated and compared. The results can be correlated for a defined point in the workflow process to determine the most valuable version of that analysis and continue from those decision points. Key Differentiators ■■ Provides hierarchical project versions, which end users manage, limited only by the amount of disk space available. ■■ Offers a project data management solution where active data automati- cally and transparently is synchronized with central storage. ■■ Relieves end users of the task of reserving disk space in advance to create another file clone. ■■ Enables central management of the project information. ■■ Creates multiple trees and branches to simultaneously create multiple versions.
  4. 4. © Hitachi Data Systems Corporation 2014. All rights reserved. HITACHI is a trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd. Innovate With Information is a trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi Data Systems Corporation. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Petrel is a trademark or registered trademark of Schlumberger. All other trademarks, service marks, and company names are properties of their respective owners. Notice: This document is for informational purposes only, and does not set forth any warranty, expressed or implied, concerning any equipment or service offered or to be offered by Hitachi Data Systems Corporation. SP-128-D DG April 2014 Corporate Headquarters 2845 Lafayette Street Santa Clara, CA 95050-2639 USA Regional Contact Information Americas: +1 408 970 1000 or Europe, Middle East and Africa: +44 (0) 1753 618000 or Asia Pacific: +852 3189 7900 or ■■ Scale easily to accommodate the rapidly growing data sets from seismic imaging techniques for the data acquisition, pro- cessing or interpretation phases. ■■ Consolidate petabytes of data onto a single infrastructure with a common set of management tools. ■■ Virtualize file access in a multivendor envi- ronment with a global namespace and enable transparent, policy-based migra- tion of data across multiple vendors and technologies. ■■ Beyond performance, reduce the dis- covery process by days or even weeks by avoiding bottlenecks and enable increased collaboration. The Hitachi Advantage When a few minutes or even seconds can make the difference in business success, you need a complete solutions provider that can manage and scale in real time with your business. We understand the importance of constant data access with the assurance that data protection has been architected into the solution. Better Storage for Richer Data ■■ Maintain high data throughput and high I/O performance to keep today’s high-per- formance computing clusters satisfied. Interpret More Seismic Data in Less Time ■■ Get performance and advanced data manage- ment features to meet the challenges of today’s data-intensive oil and gas exploration activities and strict project deadlines. ■■ Accelerate discovery in oil and gas explo- ration with high performance, massive scalability, reduced cost of ownership and multiple operating system support. Use Cases: Administrative Review and Management NAS Administrator Perform Admin Operation Provides Inputs or Modifies Existing Data CIFS Share While displaying file clone data, Hitachi Storage Adapter for Petrel displays additional information like share name, mount location and so forth. Chosen operation: 1. Set share user name passwords. 2. Review and manage user file clones. 3. Set file clone policies. Hitachi Storage Adapter Admin Utility Executes Operation Use Case Assumptions 1. The admin application is run on a Microsoft® Windows® client. 2. All SMB shares that are accessible to end users are accessible from this client. 3. Admin utility will need user authentication. Security and Data Protection for System Administrators By setting and maintaining access permissions, admin- istrators can restrict access to individual workflow scenarios. Therefore, end users can access only the files explicitly assigned by the administrator. Now, you can maintain security between projects and protect data from different clients, geographies or contracts. Data must be protected from loss, corruption, denial of access, and unauthorized access. Storage and backup administrators know very well that backups are import- ant. They also know that users sometimes accidentally delete files and that files sometimes become corrupted. With complete solutions from Hitachi Data Systems, you can be assured that your data is protected. LEARN MORE Hitachi Solutions for Oil and Gas