Geological and geophysical (G&G) data and seismic data in particular are at the heart of all exploration activities from new ventures to extending the life of a field. Seismic activities allow oil and gas companies to develop a clear understanding of the subsurface rock structure and other geologic rock properties. Integration of seismic data is a key issue in geoscience and oil industry applications.
In spite of the importance of G&G data and significant IT investment the amount and diversity of data available to subsurface specialists has outpaced the ability of their systems and workflow processes to manage, integrate, and interpret the data. Developing an IT Roadmap is a first step to address this challenge.