ION opens seismic processing center in Oklahoma City, expands Houston center
HOUSTON -- ION Geophysical has expanded its seismic data processing network through the opening of a new GX Technology (GXT) center in Oklahoma City and significantly upgraded the company's Houston high performance computing hub with its move to a new state-of-the-art facility that increases throughput capacity by 50%.
Chris Usher, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ION's GeoScience division, commented, "Our new facility in Oklahoma City increases our land processing footprint and makes available extensive unconventional experience, which comprises over 300 projects spanning 30,000 sq mi of data across all major North American shale plays, to our midcontinent customers."
The Oklahoma City team is trained to utilize GXT's land processing technologies, including 3D anisotropic time and depth processing, well-based processing, and the application of multicomponent seismic techniques, to more accurately characterize fractures and lithology variations in unconventional reservoirs. GXT's Oklahoma City, Calgary and Denver centers are jointly managed to ensure the timely delivery of complex land imaging projects throughout North America.
In Houston, the opening of GXT's new internal-Cloud computing hub, which services the company's processing centers worldwide, increases the company's capacity by more than 50%, including total peak performance, CPUs, and storage. This new hub has additional space and power for rapid expansion, and features significantly more efficient cooling systems.