A robot promises to change the way and the speed of access to data generated by the oil industry in Brazil. This is Hermes, inaugurated in July by the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP).
Hermes cost $ 12 million and should minimize costs and offer more security and speed in the delivery of oil exploration data in Brazil.
The system holds more than 40 petabytes in storage, something unheard of in Brazil, and is of the private cloud type.
Before Hermes, the process of finding, assembling, and registering a storage tape with well seismic and digital information, for example, took an average of 20 days. In fact, anyone who wanted such information had to go to the ANP building in Rio de Janeiro.
Now companies using the ANP Exploration and Production Database (BDEP) can extract this data in minutes.
With this kind of result in hand, oil companies are able to map possible unexplored oil wells and work in new regions of the Brazilian coast, for example.
With Hermes, seismic data, computed tomography of samples, digital data from wells, non-seismic methods, among others, from the exploratory and production phases of the Brazilian oil industry contracts will be stored.