Shell and Russian IT developers team up to focus on supercomputing for oil exploration

Shell and Russian IT developers team up to focus on supercomputing for oil explorationShell, a petrochemical multinational, and Russian company Antel-Oil have pooled their efforts in developing software to process 3D seismic prospecting data.

Shell, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies present in more than 70 countries, announced earlier this week that its Russian division has inked an agreement with Russian company Antel-Oil on joint research into ways of developing software to process 3D seismic prospecting data. The agreement is reported to be Shell?s investment contribution to a Russian project called ?Creation of supercomputer technologies for seismic prospecting on scattered waves,? which will be realized by Technologies of Inverse Problems, Ltd., an Antel-Oil subsidiary and resident of the Skolkovo innovation hub outside Moscow. The researchers will focus on developing new algorithms and software products designed to isolate a scattered component of seismic waves. The key objective is to create ?new supercomputing methods for processing three-dimensional seismic data,? which provide information contained in such a component, according to Technologies of Inverse Problems, Ltd...