Data Liberation in Subsurface and Drilling

Stop searching for subsurface data. Start discovering it.

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Stop searching for data. Start discovering.

We’re bringing data liberation and contextualization to the subsurface and drilling sectors. For surveying, exploration, analytics, and a whole host of processes, liberated, contextualized data tailored to the environments of E&P subsurface will empower confidence, speed, reliability, agility, and most importantly, innovation in your organizations.

Liberated, contextualized data, both structured and unstructured, takes out the guesswork in subsurface and drilling operations. It removes human biases, reduces processing time, enhances collaboration, and empowers your geoscience, drilling and petroleum engineers to become innovators.

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With information and data available and “ready to use,” organizations will find that they can run company-specific automated or semi-automated standardized processes and best practices, accelerating time to value.


Though some software products claim to minimize uncertainty in E&P subsurface decision-making processes, a degree of uncertainty always exists. Digital products and software that run on liberated, contextualized data can rectify this. They can put subsurface information to use across stakeholders, enable cross-team collaboration and peer review, power data-driven decision-making, and maximize well uptime and delivery.

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Data and information should always be auditable. If not, subsurface interpretations and models have a high risk of being incorrect, leading to decisions usually based on overestimated reserves calculations, which drives up investments and costs. Liberated data with enriched quality tags referencing source systems, users, and history can provide the foundation for best practices in automated enterprise data governance. Users will always know which data sets are validated and able to run their digital workflows.


Data must be consistently packaged, contextualized, validated, and shared throughout a multifunctional organization’s entire decision-making process. To avoid confusion, they need a “single source of truth”, which is why information and data flows should be open and accessible to all stakeholders. This enables data re-utilization and enrichment without losing quality, resolution, or other important attributes.

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Throughout the entire subsurface lifecycle, data should be evergreen, continuously adapting to new streams of data (new seismic imagery, production data, real-time drilling data, etc.), building resilience, and replacing static, inflexible processes that slow organizations down.

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Cognite is a member of OSDU and has committed core resources to track it and ensure CDF is an OSDU compliant implementation.

CDF APIs will be consistent with the standards delivered by OSDU. Cognite’s data scope is wider than OSDU, and CDF will enable full contextualization of the OSDU specific data scope within the full upstream data environment.


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