Apache Corporation is one of the world’s top independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. Apache’s asset portfolio stretches across the world, with operations in the United States, Canada, Egypt, United Kingdom’s sector of the North Sea and Australia.

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With corporate and exploration data having grown to over 18PB, Apache must maintain an IT infrastructure that supports its changing, intense operational requirements. The company’s success depends on quick reliable access to large volumes of seismic and interpretation data. In addition, Apache spends millions of dollars to secure drilling rights in a particular region and, to mitigate the associated financial risk, must give its staff ready access to highly accurate information about ideal drilling locations.

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Apache relies on NetApp storage to efficiently manage its big data requirements with near-instant access to over 18PB of data worldwide. Models that once took 20 minutes to load into the Petrel application now take less than 5 minutes, and data is delivered in seconds, rather than minutes.

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  • Ability to support 700% annual data growth with no additional headcount
  • Cut storage costs by 52%, power requirements by 66%, and footprint by 59%
  • Reduce time to open and load models into the Schlumberger Petrel application by 75%
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