Exprodat Releases Common Risk Segment Software for Petroleum Play Fairway Analysis

London, United Kingdom, 28th October 2009 – Exprodat today announces the release of the Exploration Analyst toolkit for building common risk segment maps for use in exploration play fairway analysis. With Exploration Analyst petroleum E&P companies can now improve their understanding of play risk, reduce technical uncertainty and significantly reduce technical evaluation cycle times. Exploration Analyst…

Enormous 3D Arrows in the Sky!

ESRI’s ArcGIS Explorer (AGX) is a free GIS viewer which allows the user to view a wide variety of spatial data in both 2D and 3D (globe) display modes. We’ve been working with the latest version, 900, since it was in Beta, and have been impressed with its new Software Development Kit (SDK) and presentation…

Exprodat Releases New Version of Acreage Ranking and Portfolio Analysis Software

London, United Kingdom, 22nd October 2009 – Exprodat today announces the release of version200 of Exploration Analyst, unique software for performing petroleum block ranking and company portfolio analysis.  With Exploration Analyst petroleum E&P companies can dramatically shorten traditionally paper-based workflows in order make data driven decisions and improve exploration portfolio management. Exploration Analyst is a powerful…

Who Owns Your GIS?

It’s become clear to me through a number of engagements with E&P companies that ownership of GIS is falling between the cracks. GIS as a distinct ‘practice’ in the E&P business is a relatively recent development, certainly for many small to mid-size companies. What started out as a niche application championed by a few ‘techies’…

Locating Sites for Offshore Wind Farms

In the past four decades the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) has proven to be a major area for hydrocarbon exploration and production. However, as governments across the globe focus more on addressing climate change, energy production must in turn encompass more renewable technologies. The EU target to source 20% of Europe’s energy from renewables…

Tip 2: Tabular XY Data

The second in our series of Petroleum GIS Tips where members of our training team explain how to perform a common E&P task or petroleum GIS workflow using ArcGIS Desktop.  Its the sort of thing our technical consultants do a lot of when preparing data for our oil and gas clients, and this same workflow…

Risk Segments: Vectors 3, Rasters 1

A lot of petroleum GIS conference presentations I’ve seen about play fairway mapping describe processes whereby the common risk segment layers are produced in raster format.  I guess this is due being able to use Spatial Analyst and the Raster Calculator to ‘stack up’ layers with numeric attributes and perform mathematic calculations on them. That’s all…