STME Secures Middle
East’s Largest Networked Storage Order from Saudi Aramco
Seismic Processing Storage Strategy Includes Record-Breaking
Regional Deal for EMC
STME is in the process of deploying the region’s
largest-ever networked storage infrastructure for Saudi Aramco’s
seismic processing environment.
The massive storage deal, based on EMC’s Clariion
technology, sets new records for both STME and EMC as the biggest
regional deal for networked storage.
The energy giant’s
new storage strategy will enable Saudi Aramco’s Exploration and
Petroleum Engineering Center, or EXPEC, to protect, manage and
analyse all of the information generated daily during exploration
and field development activities taking place over more than 1.5
million square kilometers in the Kingdom.
storage strategy enhances Saudi Aramco’s world-class supercomputing
geoscience's center and enables the company to secure and manage key
seismic data, including large reservoir-simulation models. Used in
conjunction with complex reservoir modeling, the data is fundamental
in determining where to drill exploratory wells and how to increase
The primary benefits that Saudi Aramco anticipates
from its seismic progressing storage initiative are faster new-well
drilling, improved management of existing reservoirs, reduced
facilities-planning costs, lower total cost of IT ownership,
increased oil and gas recovery, and faster exploration of new
“Saudi Aramco’s new storage
strategy significantly enhances Saudi Aramco’s decision-making
process about exploration and field development, and makes the
energy giant the Middle East’s chief end-user in leading-edge
storage technology” commented Trevor Hutson, General Manager of STME.
“Robust storage of data is a vital consideration
in the oil industry, as it leads to increased cost savings and
better utilization of resources in the field. STME anticipates a
long-term relationship with Saudi Aramco as the company’s amount of
data expands over the coming months,” he added.
Aramco is also EMC’s most significant SAN implementation in the
entire Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. The EMC-based
infrastructure brings Saudi Aramco. a
significantly reduced total cost of ownership by requiring fewer
staff and resources to manage more seismic data.
“Saudi Aramco has one of
the most data-intense environments in the entire Middle East. As a
result of its new storage strategy, Aramco can anticipate increased
uptime and reduced maintenance costs, and the company can also
instantly scale its infrastructure upward as new exploration occurs
and data requirements grow,” commented Thierry Louesse, regional
general manager for EMC.
new networked storage implementation gives Saudi Aramco an
additional usable storage capacity of more than 160 terabytes, or
the ability to store more than 160,000,000,000,000 bytes of
exploration data. The world leader in crude oil production can now
store and manage immense files related to the latest oil exploration
targets, including difficult-to-image, deep nonassociated gas
STME is the Middle East
region's leading provider of best-of-breed enterprise storage
solutions with a superlative 24x7 support. With 13 offices across
the region and almost twenty years of experience, STME enables
enterprises in the Middle East to build a robust, scalable
information infrastructure and unlock millions in potential
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and services, providing the information infrastructure for a
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