Landmark Opens Abu Dhabi Asset Management Center as Center of Excellence for Reservoir Performance.Energy Editors/Business Editors
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 5, 2004
Company Expands Production Optimization Capabilities in Region
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In Sufism, a state of mind reached from time to time by mystics during their journey toward God. The ahwal (plural of hal) are God-given graces that appear when a soul is purified of its attachments to the material world. ), announced today it has opened an Asset Management Center in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi (ä`b thä`bē, zä–, dä–), Arab. Abu Zabi, sheikhdom (1995 pop. 928,360), c. at the Center of Excellence for Applied Research and Training to enable production optimization initiatives for the Middle East region. Due to the specific and demanding needs of Middle East reservoirs, Landmark is designating the Abu Dhabi center as a global Center of Excellence for Reservoir Performance.
"I am delighted to announce our first investment into a center of excellence to support reservoir management in the Middle East," said Peter Bernard, president, Landmark. "Through the center, Landmark will apply new technologies coupled with consulting expertise to meet the specific challenges of enhancing recovery from the region's reservoirs, vital to meeting the world's ever increasing demand for oil."
Within the center, Landmark's consultants will use a project-based approach to provide local solutions to unique challenges faced by local companies. In addition, the center will facilitate knowledge management and knowledge transfer to oil companies throughout the region and enable regional oil companies to test and evaluate Landmark's latest technologies for improved reservoir management and decision management, as well as to participate actively in defining requirements for future technology development.
"The center will not only reduce cycle time in reservoir simulation Reservoir simulation is an area of reservoir engineering in which computer models are used to predict the flow of fluids (typically, oil, water, and gas) through porous media. projects by leveraging parallel and grid computing grid computing, the concurrent application of the processing and data storage resources of many computers in a network to a single problem. It also can be used for load balancing as well as high availability by employing multiple computers—typically personal , but also improve reservoir understanding through multi-scenario modeling and analysis," said Jonathan Lewis For the England international cricketer who plays for Gloucestershire, please see Jon Lewis and for the American football player, see Jonathan Lewis (football player).
Jonathan James Benjamin Lewis (born 21 May 1970, Isleworth, Middlesex, England) is a former English cricketer. , regional vice president, Landmark. "Working with our customers, we will be able to provide comprehensive risk analysis using a decision management system to translate technical uncertainty into quantitative economic risk and yield enhanced and faster processing of results through the use of parallel computing Solving a problem with multiple computers or computers made up of multiple processors. It is an umbrella term for a variety of architectures, including symmetric multiprocessing (SMP), clusters of SMP systems, massively parallel processors (MPPs) and grid computing. and new streamlined tools."
This new center is the most recent product of Landmark's alliance with IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) and Intel to transform the E&P value chain. "As a long-term partner of both Landmark and Intel, we are committed to providing leading-edge solutions to our energy clients. The Abu Dhabi center will showcase IBM's especially developed Linux cluster and grid technology -- an innovative solution that helps companies lower production costs while maximizing recovery," said Mark Enzweiler, IBM General Manager, Chemicals and Petroleum Industry.
"Landmark's new asset management center builds on the work of Intel, IBM and Landmark at the Intel(R) Energy Competency COMPETENCY, evidence. The legal fitness or ability of a witness to be heard on the trial of a cause. This term is also applied to written or other evidence which may be legally given on such trial, as, depositions, letters, account-books, and the like.
2. Center in Abu Dhabi that was established at the Center of Excellence for applied Research and Training (CERT) in 2002," said Dick Bland, worldwide energy industry director, Intel. "The optimization of Landmark reservoir applications for Intel Itanium(R) 2 processor and Intel Xeon(TM) processor-based platforms from IBM will enable customers to take full advantage of the asset management centers capabilities immediately. Coming soon, the asset management center will feature the latest systems from IBM including Intel Xeon processors with Intel Extended memory 64 Technology to enable the industry to meet increasing reservoir simulation demands."
The new center will be led by Dr John Killough, Senior Research Fellow at Landmark, and a world-renowned figure in reservoir simulation and modeling. Dr Killough is at the forefront of the Company's developments in the area of grid computing and the integration of modeling of subsurface sub·sur·face
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The Landmark Center
Landmark Center in Boston, Massachusetts is a commercial center situated in an art deco building built in 1929 for Sears, Roebuck and Company. of Excellence will have access to the latest high performance Intel Xeon processor-based IBM Blade Linux cluster and desktop computing technology, located in the adjoining Intel Energy Competency Center. The consulting services Noun 1. consulting service - service provided by a professional advisor (e.g., a lawyer or doctor or CPA etc.)
service - work done by one person or group that benefits another; "budget separately for goods and services" will leverage a range of Landmark and third-party technologies, including the new DecisionSpace Nexus reservoir simulator, the suite of DecisionSpace Reservoir and Decision Management tools, ProMAX/SeisSpace seismic processing software, and VIP simulation, among other visualization and analysis tools.
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