Is the Cloud Mature Enough for High-Performance Computing? The majority of Shell’s HPC work helps support its seismic imaging operations. The company supports 45 HPC applications, with the bulk of its processing and production workload taking place in-house. Oil and gas is in the midst of a pervasive digital transformation in which the industry is changing the way it manages assets, the way it interacts with customers, and the way it develops internal workflows. Perhaps one of the most significant impacts of this transformation, however, is the way in which companies characterize their subsurface data.