Tatneft CIO Rustem Pavlov wins “Project of the year” award with a Whereoil deployment

The award was given for the creation of a digital management platform for large geological, geophysical and production data of PJSC Tatneft. The platform was built using KADME’s data access platform Whereoil as the foundation and the work involved specialists from the Russian IT company ITPS Group.

In accordance with the adopted strategy, PJSC Tatneft plans to double its capitalisation by 2025, increasing production and reducing operating cost. One of the most important conditions for achieving this goal is the digital transformation of the company's business, which will allow to increase planning accuracy and management of production activity on the basis of predictive technologies using high-quality digital models and large datasets.

PJSC Tatneft uses a territorially and organisationally distributed system of data sources for geological, geophysical and fishing information. It includes information systems based on industrial solutions, or based on their own developments, as well as significant amounts of unstructured information from the file system.

According to the specialists of the Company, the collection and preparation of information for geological and hydrodynamic modelling occupies large amounts of time. In order to reduce the time of collection, preparation and analysis of the data set related to the development of fields, a project for the introduction of a unified system for access to distributed geological, geophysical and fishery information was implemented. The system allows to combine all data sources on the basis of data indices in a single web-interface, respecting the access entitlements to the information.

The system provides access to 13 different information systems and file archives of the Company, storing both geological and commercial information. All of the data is entitled using the company’s Active Directory, rather than using complex configurations within the platform.

Following the implementation of the project, a virtual bank of geological and geophysical information was created (the volume of indexed files was over 10 million records), without their movement between the repositories and the DBMS. Data retrieval is based on NoSQL technology used in leading-edge search engines, which provides a significant speed advantage compared to the traditional approach of relational databases. The search mechanism for the entire array of geological, geophysical and field data returns the result in less than one second.

The introduction of this Whereoil data management system will ensure:

• Reduction of the data preparation time for information-intensive analysis, modeling, forecasting and optimization processes by 30-60%;

• Improvement of the quality of data through cross-matching of identical data in various information resources of the Company;

• Optimization of data storage by identifying data duplicates;

• The ability to organize complex analytics based on large data analysis technologies.

The construction of a traditional data bank with a comparable amount of information (about 10 million files, about 1 PB of data) usually takes 2-3 years. However, the project of building this solution in the company Tatneft was implemented in just 7 months, largely due to the use of innovative technologies such as KADME’s Whereoil.

This is an excerpt of the article at GlobalCIO.