Neubrex Case Study
Energy services company Neubrex collects and processes data related to underground well operations in near real time at field sites. This time-critical information impacts decisions on how to improve energy production and execute safe sites. With Seagate® Lyve Mobile, Neubrex teams can aggregate, store, process, and move massive volumes of data quickly and easily.
Lyve Mobile Array units creating on-location data centers that reduce processing time 30% to 40%.
Lyve Mobile makes it safer for teams to move data by eliminating the risks that come with separate hard drives.
Seagate’s full suite of integrated, high-capacity, data-transfer solutions supports edge-to-cloud workflows.
Lyve Mobile’s simpler data ingest, better security, and faster in-field processing has elevated Neubrex prompt customer updates.
Neubrex—an energy services company—uses distributed fiber-optic sensing technology to make detailed measurements of 2D and 3D physical features and dynamic processes associated with underground well operations. As a critical part of the energy development and carbon management market, they collect and process this data in near real time at field sites, allowing them to deliver insights and answers fast.
The sooner geoscience engineers can assess the data from underground wells, the sooner they can make informed decisions on how to improve energy production and execute operations in a way that’s both safe and environmentally sound. For that reason, Neubrex is always searching for ways to capture, process, and deliver data faster.
In the past, Neubrex used individual hard drives and small redundant arrays of independent discs (RAID) systems to store on-site data. This made the initial processing and filtering of top-line data difficult. The difficult level grew when it came to storing up to 500TB of data on individual hard drives, organizing those drives, and keeping everything secure through heat, humidity, dust, dirt, and rough terrain.
With Seagate® Lyve Mobile, Neubrex has a better solution for wrangling data. As a full suite of integrated, high-capacity, data-transfer solutions for edge-to-cloud workflows, Lyve Mobile helps teams aggregate, store, process, and move massive volumes of data quickly and easily.
For Neubrex, their field engineers can write data from their proprietary data acquisition systems onto Lyve Mobile Array units that interface immediately with high-powered processing systems. This means the team has an on-location data center and is no longer at the mercy of network bottlenecks and dependencies.
As a result, Neubrex is getting data to the cloud up to 10 times faster and reducing processing time by 30% to 40%.
Additionally, Lyve Mobile makes it easier (and safer) for the team to physically move data by eliminating the risks and confusion that come with using individual hard drives. One Lyve Mobile Array holds up to 96TB. Factor in the unit’s secure, ruggedized transport case, and teams can seamlessly move data by vehicle to wherever it needs to go next.
When it's time to move data sets to the cloud, Lyve Mobile services with cloud import helps them transfer data from any endpoint, edge, or core location to any major cloud they choose—quickly, simply, and securely. Neubrex pays a flat fee per device and relies on Seagate to handle all logistics and end-to-end support. Neubrex maintains sole ownership of and access to their data from beginning to end.
Neubrex has found that using Lyve Mobile cloud import is far faster than moving data via networks. They can transfer a full project data set of 500TB to the cloud in just three days—including shipping time and direct ingress at the data center with Lyve Mobile’s high-speed interface—compared to the 47 days it takes for a network transfer based on 1Gbps bandwidth typically available in the field.
Lyve Mobile units are designed to interface easily with in-field data processing systems and high-throughput enterprise datacenter systems. In turn, Neubrex can rapidly deliver the valuable information their customers requested.
Neubrex helps customers know as soon as possible what’s going on in a well and the surrounding subsurface. Lyve Mobile has elevated their ability to do just that with simpler data ingest, better security, and faster in-field processing. They can also deliver raw data more efficiently to the cloud for archival and future access. This translates to more clients and smoother projects.
“The faster we get the field measurements to an engineer, the faster we can make assessments that lead to decisions. Lyve Mobile ensures that happens.”