Pangea III: A Seismic Shift in Total’s Computing Platform

Diego Klahr from Total gave this talk at the Rice Oil & Gas Conference. “Oil and Gas industry is continuously challenged to increase its hydrocarbon production in response to the growing demand for energy. Finding new oil and gas fields has become more challenging as resources are no longer easily accessible with an increase of geological complexity and environmental constraints. High-resolution and reliable subsurface imaging is getting more and more key but more and more internal customers are knocking at the door.”

Atos Launches Quantum Learning Machine User Group

Today Atos launched the global User Group of the Atos Quantum Learning Machine (QLM). Chaired by a representative from French multi-national energy company Total, the User Group ecosystem is supported by the Atos’ Quantum Scientific Council, which includes universally recognized quantum physicists. It is also further enhanced by partners such as leading software company Zapata and start-up Xofia. “Now, with the creation of this Group of Atos QLM Users, we are ensuring that we continue to support them to develop new advances in deep learning, algorithmics and artificial intelligence with the support of the breakthrough computing acceleration capacities that quantum simulation provides.”

IBM Deploys World’s Most Powerful Commercial Supercomputer for Total

IBM has deployed the world’s most powerful commercial supercomputer at Total, a global energy company. Coming in at number 11 on the TOP500, the new IBM POWER9-based supercomputer will help Total more accurately locate new resources and better assess the potential associated revenue opportunities. “Pangea III’s additional computing power enhances Total’s operational excellence. It enables Total to reduce geological risks in exploration and development, accelerate project maturation and delivery, and increases the value of our assets through optimized field operations, with all this at lower cost.”