Polarcus Cirrus™ is a suite of cloud-based applications and services designed to bring our clients closer to their seismic data.
Cirrus™ enables our clients to make informed exploration decisions faster, thereby shortening the exploration cycle.
Near real-time access to seismic data and exascale compute capability
Access to advanced processing features and algorithms
128-bit encrypted connection to private dedicated processing environment
Major data transfer for a major client
Using Cirrus Data Streaming, Polarcus successfully transferred more than 100 TB of high definition seismic data during two months. This enabled our supermajor client near real-time access to seismic data for their wide-azimuth project in the Salina del Istmo Basin in the Gulf of Mexico.
Priority Processing in the cloud
Polarcus successfully completed a Cirrus Priority Processing project with DUG McCloud. The shallow water XArray™ Penta Source survey that was acquired and processed, posed several challenges associated with surface and interbed multiples. We leveraged the scalability of the cloud infrastructure to perform a sophisticated de-multiple workflow along with 4D regularization and high-resolution pre-stack time migration to meet client objectives in a very short time frame.
The cloud data stream technology used coupled with the scalability and power of DUG’s cloud compute opens a whole new world for Priority Processing. Previously inaccessible steps like wave equation based de-blend, full aperture 3D SRME and shallow water de-multiple, 4D & 5D regularization, and high-resolution imaging are all now available as part of the Polarcus cloud workflows. Clients will benefit from reduced interpretation timelines and gain insights into their asset as early as 2-3 weeks after the last shot point without compromising on quality.
Data transfer from vessel to cloud
Polarcus demonstrated a transmission efficiency of 95% over the 25 Mbps allocated bandwidth with an average transmission rate of 200 GB per day. The technology suite used allowed the streaming of full fidelity seismic data to the cloud within 24hrs of acquisition. The analysis comparing the data processing results on raw data against the streamed data showed that no loss in data quality has been recorded.
With this capability, clients will be able to access their seismic data in the standard SEGY format thereby accelerating the exploration phase by reducing the turnaround time from acquisition to interpretation significantly.