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Virtual workstations aid in digitalization of gas production

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DTEK Oil&Gas has created a virtual server that significantly increases the efficiency and safety of the 3D field modeling process.

The virtual server was created for geology and field development specialists, who create 3D models of gas condensate fields in Petrel software package and work with over hundred gigabytes of data.

The virtual server will significantly increase the level of interaction while modeling deposits. Specialists located in different offices of the company, as well as external experts, will now be able to successively work on one 3D project. Employees can instantly obtain access to data from any computer, at any time, from any office, and quickly exchange this information with colleagues

The new solution also provides centralized data backup, which increases the level of information security and minimizes the risk of data loss. The third advantage is the increased speed of calculations, modeling of deposits and enhanced efficiency.

IT specialists of DTEK together with the DTEK Oil&Gas team implemented the project. They used Hewlett Packard equipment and VDI VmWare Horizon technology. Denis Garkavy, the head of DTEK's IT infrastructure department, also noted that when creating a virtual server, they changed an approach to working with data. Previously data was processed at users' workstations and now it is done at the centralized virtual server: "VDI technology is of particular importance for ensuring business continuity, as it allows to securely access data and continue to work remotely. This technology is the future of remote work. "

Ivan Gafich, DTEK Oil&Gas Exploration and Prospective Development Director, emphasized: "Using a virtual server, we not only managed to fully realize the full cycle of remote work with data and the use of specialized software, but also achieved significant flexibility in the workflow, accelerated interaction between teams and increased productivity of work. As a result, even under lockdown conditions there are no restrictions for fulfilling the tasks of 3D modeling and analysis of results. "

Furthermore, the virtual server project will be expanded for other divisions of DTEK Oil&Gas as part of the MODUS digital transformation program and its Digital Field project.

"Today, digital transformation is a necessary step for the efficiency and competitiveness of an enterprise in the global digital economy. Since 2018, we have been working on a comprehensive transformation of all areas of DTEK's business. As part of the Digital Field, we plan to introduce the best technologies to improve the quality of the field development strategy, maintain an optimal well operation regime, and system reliability," said Dmitry Osyka, Head of Information and Digital Technologies and MODUS's Digital Transformation Program at DTEK.

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