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LSU 100 Recognizes DQSI as a Fastest Growing Tiger Business

LSU 100 Recognizes DQSI as a Fastest Growing Tiger Business

LSU 100 Recognizes DQSI as a Fastest Growing Tiger Business


February 28, 2011                                          





Covington, LA– DQSI, LLC announced today that it was selected as an inaugural member of the LSU 100 (  The first annual LSU 100 program had to select from hundreds of companies nominated for the program.  “As one of the top 100, DQSI is in good company!” said Jarett Rodriguez, LSU100 Associate Director.  The 100 honorees include companies from several states as well as locations outside the United States. The former students representing these companies hold degrees from nearly every college within the University.  It is an impressive list.  

LSU PhD computer scientist Dr. Shelly Stubbs started DQSI in 1998.  In addition to serving as CEO, she is an active principal investigator for a 2011 NASA research project involving cloud computing.  Dr. Stubbs stated, “It’s an honor to be recognized by my alma mater.  Our company has benefited greatly over the years from LSU grads.”  DQSI also collaborates with the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) which is administered by LSU as well as other partners including University of New Orleans, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


DQSI, LLC ( is Louisiana-based women-owned, 8a, small business, providing exceptional professional services to public and private organizations in the Gulf Coast region and beyond.  DQSI conducts research through the DQSI advanced research center (DARC).  Today DQSI provides military, civilian, and commercial clients with a full spectrum of technical,  management, and research services, including: Information Technology (IT); Cloud & High Performance Computing (HPC) Services; Geological, Oceanographic & GIS Services; Environmental Services; Green Energy Services; and Construction Services.


NOAA Awards DQSI with Seismic Digitization Contract

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) awarded DQSI with a contract to provide services for seismic digitization for the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The services includes scanning of mylar, sepia, and paper seismic sections, digitizing and filtering the SEG-Y files created, populating the EBCDIC SEG-Y headers with metadata, adding the navigation to each section and merging the seismic sections. This effort is coordinated with the U.S. Geological Survey to preserve critical seismic data on the Extended Contiential Shelf that is essential to our Nation’s strategic interest.

MMS Awards DQSI with Geo-Referencing, Scanning, & Data Capture Contract

In September 2007, MMS awarded DQSI with a contract  provide the MMS Gulf of Mexico Region (GOMR), RE with an open ended service contract for scanning hard copy documents (if required) and geo-referencing digital images. RE generated thousands of hard copy and digital files documenting the decisions made over the past decades.  To support RE strategic mission DQSI imaged hard copy documentation and made digital files usable and easily accessible to employees and management in order to accelerate business process cycle-time, increase productivity by making it easier to find and use information, allowing geoscientists to focus work on value added areas, providing real time information to support quick and reliable decisions making and effectively re-use interpreted data, thus saving critical resources.

DQSI wins the Minerals Management Service Field Studies Digital File Conversion contract

DQSI wins the Minerals Management Service Field Studies Digital File Conversion contract. 

DQSI provided MMS’s geoscientists with a complete set of easily accessible digital field study files. RE estimated that their geoscientists spend up to 30% of their time gathering data before they can begin their work processes. Having Field Studies easily accessible and in a digital format would accelerate business process cycle-time, increase productivity by making it easier to find and use information, allow geoscientists to focus work on value added areas, provide real time information to support quick and reliable decision making, and effectively re-use interpreted data, thus saving critical resources. The secondary objective is to provide a working set of digital Field Study files that can be easily backed up and restored in support of the MMS, Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). Field Study files are unique and the loss of these records would be detrimental to the mission of Resource Evaluation and the MMS. 

The detailed geological, geophysical, and engineering information contained within the 2700 plus Field Studies in the GOMR-RE archives is vital to maintaining reserve and resource estimates, performing tract evaluations (FMV), resource assessments, future production projections, field performance studies, OCS program initiatives, Royalty Management Program functions, and the evaluation of exploration and production incentives and legislation considered by Congress and the Department of Interior.

 The project included:

Geophysical Expertise in Classification of Documents

Provide Documentation

Quality Control (QC) Plan

Knowledgeable Staff

Complete Inventory

A Document Imaging Plan

Digital Image Deliverables

Creation of  a Meta-data Repository (Oracle based database)

Provide a data entry schema form for meta-data capture

Geo-referencing and metadata capture for GOM maps

Alaska DNR Awards DQSI Seismic Digitization Services

August 2007, The State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources awarded DQSI with analog to digital  transcription of  seismic profiles. Seismic profiles for AOIs releated to the Alaska DNR strategic mission were scanned and digitized from hardcopy format to digital SEG-Y.

MMS Awards DQSI with 8mm Tape to Disk Seismic Conversion Project

From July 2006 to December 2009 DQSI provided Minerals Management Service (MMS), Gulf of Mexico Region (GOMR) with the delivery of complete, defect-free SEG-Y and ASCII files copied from 2000 MMS 8mm data tape cartridges containing seismic data collected and processed from 2D and 3D seismic surveys conducted on the GOM Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

DQSI Wins Seismic Data Processing & Vectorization Services for MMS

In November of 2004 Minerals Management Service (MMS) awarded DQSI a contract to provide the delivery of complete, defect free sets of digital 2D and 3D multichannel stacked and migrated seismic reflection time and depth data in SEG-Y format within the time frame specified. DQSI also provided Kirchhoff Time Migration Processing Services to stacked seismic sections.

MMS awards DQSI to provide a sloution for Document Imaging and Knowledge Management for Prospect Maps

DQSI provided the MMS, Gulf of Mexico Regional (GOMR), Resource Evaluation (RE) office with the delivery of a complete set of scanned images for the MMS Geological and Geophysical prospect maps (lease sale maps).  The images were scanned and geo-referenced into the GeoTIFF format.   The content of these files contained geophysical interpretations (maps).  The work effort required the conversion of approximately 4000 maps.   The scanned images had electronic records generated in a database with an application that supported customer defined queries.  It was DQSI’s  responsibility to design the database such that table structures support optimal searching and populating the database with information representative of each Prospect Map.  The information was  extracted from the map, and DQSI generated a software application to support the data retrieval queries and generation of reports.

DQSI wins Document Imaging and Knowledge Management of Field Determination Folders for MMS

DQSI provided the MMS, Gulf of Mexico Regional (GOMR) office with the delivery of a complete set of scanned images of the MMS Reserve Section Field Determination paper files.  These files contained reports, maps, and seismic cross sections. The paper files were scanned, the maps  geo-referenced into the GeoTIFF format, and the scanned images  indexed. There were a total of approximately 800 field determination folders scanned.  The largest group of folders contained approximately 625 folders and each folder contained on average 15 files scanned.  The smaller group of folders, approximately 175 folders, contained on average 25 files scanned.  The total number of documents from all folders were approximately 14,000

DQSI provides MMS with Document Imaging and Knowledge Management Solution Environment Studies

MMS  accumulated many Environmental Studies Reports pertaining to the environment where leasing occurs or could occur.  For easier storage, access and distribution of these Environmental Studies reports, the MMS  needed to have the documents converted to a digital format.   The conversion process was to generate defect-free digital versions of the reports by scanning the original documents, generating Adobe PDF files representative of each Environmental Studies Report and storing the digital versions on CD media, organized into sets by year of publication.

The work effort entailed converting approximately 65,000 pages of Environmental Studies Reports into defect-free digital versions stored on organized sets of CD in a 20 week period.  MMS delivered Environmental Studies Reports to be converted every 2 weeks.  The batch size consisted of 40-60 reports with an average page size of 250.

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