Data & Analytics

Ikon Science Teams With Amazon To Boost OSDU

The company’s newest product will combine with Amazon Web Service’s efforts to ease access to data from the Open Subsurface Data Universe.


Ikon Science, a provider of geopredictive and knowledge-management software designed to optimize subsurface discovery, announced a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for its next-generation knowledge-management software, Curate, which is built on the AWS implementation of the Open Subsurface Data Universe (OSDU) platform.

“Together, we bring secure, reliable, global, and faster access of all subsurface data to engineers and geoscientists in a collaborative, cloud-enabled environment adding additional context and value of that data through work flows,” said Stuart Thomson, Ikon’s chief technology officer. “Today is an important milestone of providing accessibility and improved understanding of the subsurface from AWS, OSDU, and Ikon Science.”

The two companies are working together to provide a comprehensive platform combining AWS implementation of the OSDU data platform with Ikon Science’s subsurface knowledge. The goal is to maximize the potential of this open nature in a modern cloud-enabled software product that facilitates data accessibility and the removal of barriers to knowledge. Curate will provide a collaborative workspace for cross-discipline work and enable seamless data and knowledge flow

Ikon Science joined the OSDU consortium in 2019.

On 24 March, The Open Group, the global consortium responsible for the OSDU, released its latest version of the OSDU Data Platform. The Open Group says the Mercury Release, as the latest version is known, is the first release of the platform focused on increasing ease of use for exploration and development work flows.