Throughout its history, upstream oil and gas has been one of the most information and computing intensive of all industrial sectors. This trend will continue. In this paper, we examine the broader extension of Future Computing as it may apply to a large integrated (upstream and downstream) energy company.

I will discuss three topics to emphasize key aspects:

I will conclude with an example of how all these elements might be combined to create additional economic value from application to an integrated energy value chain.

Seismic imaging and reservoir simulation have been the historic engines for driving application of advanced...

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