Oil and Gas
“INTViewer not only helps us save time and money, it also allows us to send our clients’ seismic data out to them faster than ever before. On top of a good product, INT support is excellent at responding to requests and always willing to listen. For a smaller company like ours, this is especially helpful so we can then focus on other, more pressing tasks.”
—John Fortier, Vice President of Operations, Silverthorne Seismic
Silverthorne Seismic, a powerful full-service geophysical company, helps their clients find the answers to complex problems by developing outside-of-the-box solutions. By leveraging their comprehensive knowledge of seismic data and their extensive database of 2D and 3D seismic data, Silverthorne tailors each solution to meet the client’s specific needs throughout the Exploration process.
Silverthorne previously contracted with a vendor to process their seismic data, which was not only costly, but also time-consuming. Once they completed a seismic survey, the team would contact the seismic processing company, send the file, wait for the vendor to process the data and send it back for QC, and finally the vendor would upload the file to the FTP site where Silverthorne could access, download, cut as needed, and share it with the client — a cumbersome process that took at least 24 hours or more to complete.
Silverthorne wanted the ability to control the timeline, deliver data faster to their clients, and ultimately save both time and money for their growing business. Rather than build from scratch, however, Silverthorne wanted a solution that would be quick and easy to implement, with the right functionality that would work well with prestacked data and would fit within their budget.
Solution: Ready-to-Use Data Cutting Software
Based on a recommendation, the team at Silverthorne Seismic researched INTViewer, INT’s geoscience QA/QC platform and liked the platform’s ability to quickly access, view, and analyze large datasets, including prestack, stack, and 2D. Silverthorne decided to leverage INTViewer’s powerful software — fully customizable, scalable, and extensible — to help them streamline their operations.
Silverthorne primarily uses INTViewer as a data cutting tool, so once a client sends a shape file and agrees to license the data, Silverthorne accesses and cuts the data in INTViewer and delivers it to the client. INTViewer’s out-of-the-box capabilities allowed Silverthorne to use the application with their data projects instantly, significantly reducing the time from client request to fulfillment.
Since onboarding INTViewer, Silverthorne can now cut miles of stacked and prestacked seismic data, have it QC’d and ready to put on their FTP site in just a few minutes compared to more than 24 hours using a third-party vendor
Benefits: Streamlined Data Processing and Delivery
With INTViewer, Silverthorne is able to accomplish their goal of enhancing clients’ Exploration and Production projects and delivering data to clients more quickly and efficiently than ever before. Easy to use, robust, and domain-specific, INTViewer perfectly fits the needs of this geophysical company.
INT and Silverthorne share a common goal: to deliver solutions based on a foundation of customer service excellence and domain expertise. Like Silverthorne, INT’s support team is responsive, experienced, and nimble, and we continue to work closely with the Silverthorne team to ensure the team benefits from INT’s software.
Learn more about Silverthorne Seismic at silverthorneseismic.com