Shell and Amazon Web Services Inc. have entered into a partnership to deploy the OSDU data platform, Shell announced on Friday.

The OSDU Data Platform is a cloud-native, open-source technology that provides the energy industry with a toolkit to address the undifferentiated capabilities needed to manage large, disconnected datasets. The need for faster decision-making has led us to explore how we can unleash our vast data to support decision-making as Shell strives to deliver more and cleaner energy solutions to the world.

In 2018, Shell and AWS were founding members of the Open Group OSDU Forum. OSDU’s vision is to avoid replication by developing the common services required by the entire energy industry to become data-driven. The forum is made up of more than 200 energy companies and independent software vendors (ISVs) who work together to develop common interface standards. This solution removes barriers within workflows caused by proprietary data formats and domain data silos.

With the deployment of the OSDU Data Platform, Shell and others can now analyze data more efficiently, find insights faster and take advantage of the best digital innovations.

Shell moved data and applications from the pits to the AWS Cloud to improve efficiency and shorten cycle times. We are also exploring the migration of other key processes from the underground to the cloud, including seismic.

With the OSDU Data Platform removing the heavy lifting of underground data management, Shell aims to take full advantage of cloud-native services. This includes services like Amazon SageMaker (machine learning) and Amazon Comprehend (natural language processing) which will be elastically applied to help innovate more agilely.

“We’ve been co-innovating with AWS in this space for some time,” said Paul Zeppenfeldt, vice president of underground data and digital at Shell. “Shell’s Underground Data Universe, co-developed with AWS, formed the basis of the OSDU. The OSDU data platform is becoming the industry standard that aims to provide seamless access to underground data in an integrated manner and has the potential to increase the efficiency of oil, gas and geothermal development processes as well as CCUS and hydrogen storage opportunities. Continuing this journey with AWS on OSDU means we can leverage the knowledge gained in the early years. »


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