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Bluware Announces Deployment of Pickasso in Royal Dutch Shell
Bluware has collaborated with Shell's exploration team since early 2019 to develop Pickasso, keeping a sharp focus on digital transformation and accelerating interpretation workflows.
FREMONT, CA: Bluware, the digital innovation platform that enables the oil and gas industry to accelerate digital transformation initiatives using deep learning, announced the deployment of Pickasso proprietary deep learning technology, a custom version of Bluware InteractivAI, in Royal Dutch Shell. Bluware's technology will help Shell to improve the quality and speed of seismic interpretation workflows.
The Pickasso application is being utilized by Shell exploration teams to accelerate seismic interpretations and improve results by assisting users in identifying geological features that may have been previously missed or incorrectly interpreted. This application is different from other seismic machine learning tools because it learns in real-time as interpreters provide feedback and suggest an interpretation of unseen data to deliver more precise and comprehensive deliverables than working alone.
"To meet the growing energy demand, hydrocarbons will remain a part of the energy mix for decades to come. Increasing our technological capacity and deploying digital capabilities are critical to ensure our upstream activities are dynamic and productive," says Gabriel Guerra, Shell Vice President of Exploration Transformation.
"Shell is excited about this partnership with Bluware. We see strong demand, particularly in our deepwater business, to accelerate interpretation cycle times, and Pickasso is an important steppingstone for this," added Guerra.
Additionally, Bluware supports Shell to build upon previous interpretations by enabling the functionality of Pickasso to be used with an earlier interpretation completed on either Petrel or Shell's propriety platform for seismic data interpretation nDI.
"The Bluware team is strategically aligned with Shell's GeoSigns and X-Digi teams to provide modern cloud-based E&P workflows. Our collaboration with Shell on their ambitious digital transformation initiatives will deliver both near-term return on investment and long-term strategic value," says Dan Piette, CEO of Bluware.
Pickasso and Bluware InteractivAI are powered by Bluware's Volume Data Store cloud-native data environment, which reduces data storage costs and flexibility to access data, enabling the acceleration of detailed interpretation tasks.