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.
Challenges in Oil and Gas
■■ 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
■■ 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
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™
■■ 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
■■ 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
■■ Project-level replication for disaster recov-
ery scenarios, according to company-set
■■ 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
■■ Optimized storage technology use in
the right place; transparent migration
between technologies without impacting
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
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
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.
■■ 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
■■ 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-
■■ 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
■■ 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
■■ Significantly improves efficiency, agility
and utilization across NAS environments
through advanced virtualization and data
■■ Offers exceptional performance and
improves productivity for Schlumberger
■■ 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-
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
USE CASES: USER-CREATED FILE CLONE
File Clone Request
Move From Petrel Platform
Storage to SMB Share
Create SMB File Clone
SMB File Clone SMB Share
File Clone Failed
Retry File Clone to
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
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.
■■ 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
■■ Creates multiple trees and branches
to simultaneously create multiple