What Sets Our Geophysical Data Management Software Apart From the Competition

What Sets Our Geophysical Data Management Software Apart From the Competition

Companies need to have full confidence in any software they utilize for their business. In the oil and gas industry, a single misstep or small miscalculation could mean major financial losses and consequential environmental impacts. With billions of dollars on the line, it is vitally important that these major industry players trust the right software with their data.

Geophysical and seismic software is used to measure the seismic potential of subsurface opportunities. One of the most vexing issues when trying to establish the viability of a field prior to sending out expensive rigs is “What do we know about it?” Geoscientists require access to extensive seismic data such as prior drilling experiences, surveys, and a wealth of other related data. But where is the data stored, and do we have the right to use it?

This is where Exploration Archives comes in. Developed with geoscientists in mind, our product is the most up-to-date, extensive, and complete software available. The most cutting-edge geophysical data management software on the market gives oil and gas companies the best features and tools to bring your data to life and provides you with everything you need to make the best decisions for your business.

The following is a list of reasons why Exploration Archives is the leading geophysical and seismic data management software on the market.

1. A Variety of Deployment Options

Our up-to-date, modern software platform is versatile and deployable in various ways — through Oracle, Microsoft SQL, and other architectural structures. It integrates seamlessly with existing network infrastructure and offers the availability, easy usability, integrity, and security of all your data assets.

2. Enterprise-Wide Web Application

Exploration Archives Browser is an enterprise-wide web application that can be used by various members of your team, from geoscientists and business analysts to external partners. This convenient feature is an easy way for all members of the team to quickly find and order exploration assets without needing to deploy the full software application.

3. SEG-Y Scan

The SEG-Y Scan tool is a scanning process that extracts crucial detail and copies it in a compressed “snapshot” format. This reduces storage requirements, provides a quick view of the data, and removes the need to manage templates.

SEG-Y Quality Control

This innovative tool also performs internal quality control measures and can highlight any compromised data that may require further investigation. The resulting images and extracted assets provide you with more than enough data for on-demand quality checking and verification. 

4. Master Seismic Repository

Geophysical Data Management

Data management with Exploration Archives is an all-inclusive feature that manages seismic and exploration well data and provides you with a complete view of the inventory of your data repository, as well as complete access to all your files and reports. At the same time, the data remediation and internal procedures are also constantly monitoring the quality and integrity of your data in order to flag any errors or discrepancies that may warrant further investigation.

Well Data Management

The well data component of Exploration Archives is an innovative and effective platform for loading, storing, and accessing exploration well data. Able to scan and load immense amounts of data, the platform meticulously organizes the data into an easy geographical display and includes a powerful search tool, a detailed map view, and the option to download files in your preferred format. 

Bin Grid Data Management

The Bin Grid module is an interface that can create, edit, and manage bin grids. It is available for acquisition and processing projects and provides precision when creating load sheets and assessing the integrity of positioning data. Used as an effective data management tool, the bin grid properties and details link to your data with a variety of data details such as projected CRS, bin geometry, and more.

Interactive Map View

The map view is a detailed and accurate geographical display of seismic and well data. Perform a database search, filter data, transfer detail to a grid, or draw seismic lines — this map has it all. It instantly refreshes in preparation for quality assurance on the new navigation and provides you with the opportunity to verify spatial integrity and perform important quality control procedures.

Data Order Management

The Data Request module is a self-serve interface used to access the seismic data repository. It is an efficient way to retrieve the data you need. 

You start with the request system, which takes in external and internal requests for both digital and physical data. The module then locates data and processing requests in a single work order for online, nearline, and offline data. 

The system tracks the transmittals for physical shipments and maintains a processing record of the media and its contents. Finally, an automatic email notification will be sent with the transmittal information, including an Excel file listing the requested data information.

Project Tracker

Project Tracker is the best way for you to view and organize every aspect of a large-scale data acquisition, all in one place, and provides complete visibility for organizing and monitoring all aspects of large-scale acquisition. It integrates with Exploration Archives to manage and track your seismic acquisition projects and acts as a central interaction point for the geophysicist and data management team. 

The system can also track data movements, log the status of activities, and maintain a record of past project details. With our automated status notifications, stakeholders can stay informed about new developments in real time. No more lengthy emails and never-ending phone calls!

Archive and Remediation

Exploration Archives include functions that support remastering and rationalization projects. The software can identify errors and catalog and migrate data, thereby providing a sophisticated quality control measure that verifies completeness, ensures accuracy, and avoids duplicates. 

Data Access and Retrieval 

Accessing your data has never been easier. Find data stored in any location and on any server using a single interface. This is ideal for projects involving the collaboration of various expert groups, as the software is the optimal shared workspace and is accessible by multiple users from various locations.

Not only is your data safeguarded by security and authentication protocols, but only approved users have access, each with their own specified restrictions and privileges.

5. Custom Modules and Product Extensions

Exploration Archives offers many extensions that help increase workflow capabilities and enhance productivity.

Tools for ArcMap

The Exploration Archives Tools for ArcMap extension imports navigation data into the software and performs specialized geo-processing functions. The navigation data imports directly from point, line, and polygon feature class geometry and loads live trace outlines, in-lines, cross-lines, and individual traces. Tools for ArcMap also supports Esri® transformations and uses Esri ArcGIS® engine for re-projection and transformations. 

File Transfer

The File Transfer Service works with a browser plug-in to deliver large sets of data at maximum speeds, allowing you to collect, review, and process files faster. The fast and reliable delivery of data removes the risks associated with physical media transportation.

Services Package

The Services package initiates automated monitoring and administration tasks through various tools. The maintenance tool, for instance, automates particular maintenance tasks, giving you more time to focus on processing and interpreting geophysical data.

6. Support and Technical Services

Exploration Archives was developed with the customer in mind. The software is constantly being updated and improved after talks with clients about issues and possible functions that may make the software more user-friendly.

Product Training

With remote or on-site custom training, a 24/7 support staff, and numerous help topics and resources, the transition to using Exploration Archives is an easy one. Custom documentation services are also available for client-specific workflows.


Not sure what to do or where to start? That is understandable — subsurface data management is a complex process. Fortunately, we have more than three decades in the industry and will develop strategic, long-term solutions for you that achieve maximum use of your data assets.

Custom Development

Our specialists have an extremely high level of understanding of the data management process and can create custom applications that support your unique workflows and address your specific business requirements.


We cover all areas of implementation, from content readiness to systems integration and user training. Our experts manage the process for a smooth transition and successful implementation that aligns with your needs. 

Data Migration

We guarantee precision throughout this entire process. Our specialists assess potential migration issues and meticulously catalog and index current data. This maintains the integrity of your data at all times across all storage platforms, databases, and application systems.

Data Conversion

You will always have unhindered access to your data. Our data conversion services ensure the successful conversion of well and seismic data from compromised formats and competitor storage solutions, while still maintaining the authenticity and integrity of your data.

The Best Solution to Modern Geophysical Data Management

Suffice to say, Exploration Archives is the best, most up-to-date, and most efficient solution to modern geophysical data management. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to completely revolutionize your business and the way you manage data. Contact us today and to learn more about how the Exploration Archives platform separates itself from the competition.