Diskos to CGG/Kadme

Norway’s Diskos data consortium breaks old duopoly with award to CGG, Kadme and Evry. Kjell-Arne Bjerkhaug’s third time leading the consortium.

Over the last couple of decades, the Norwegian Diskos data service has flip-flopped between Halliburton and Schlumberger following regular contract reviews. Diskos’ operators, The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and the group of 56 oil companies that make up the Diskos collaboration have broken the mould with the award of the next Diskos round to a group of three companies, CGG, Kadme and Norwegian IT company Evry.

The new PetroBank will combine Kadme’s Whereoil platform and CGG’s Trango seismic data management. CGG will provide tape QC and transcription software. Operations, support and administration will be provided by Kadme and the IT infrastructure will be operated by Evry using Smedvig’s Green Mountain data center. Kadme MD Kjell Arne Bjerkhaug should know the ropes as this is his third stint at the Diskos helm.

The new contract will come into force in 2015 for a five year period. Three Diskos modules (seismic, well and production) were tendered in a comprehensive public procurement process. More from CGG and Kadme.

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