Tip 7: Convert Date Formats

We sometimes find datasets containing attribute data that we can’t use effectively because the data is not stored correctly.  A common example is a field containing dates where the field type is defined as ‘Text’. This results in difficulties filtering the dataset by date, e.g. “display data older than X”.  In this petroleum GIS tip we take the common…

Around 2800 Blocks in 80 days

The UK government launched its 26th offshore oil and gas licensing round last week. The round includes new “Frontier” licences, with an extended nine-year exploration term, as well as some new tax breaks to stimulate activity. Blocks are being offered in all UK territorial waters for the first time in 12 years. It’s a massive…