Exprodat’s Petroleum ArcGIS Training Courses Go Global

Exprodat, the UK-based provider of petroleum GIS services, software and training, has developed a reputation around the world for its unique range of petroleum ArcGIS training courses leading the company to add a number of new locations for 2013. In 2013 Exprodat will offer training courses in Houston (Texas, USA), Perth (Australia), Calgary (Canada) and…

Exprodat’s End-of-Year Petroleum ArcGIS Training Offer

Exprodat, the UK-based provider of petroleum GIS services, software and training,  is offering a 10% discount on all 2013 petroleum ArcGIS training courses booked before the end of 2012. Sales & Marketing Director Jules Cullen explains the thinking behind the offer: “Many learning organisations and asset teams are already planning their GIS skills development programme…

Put the Pieces in Place with Exprodat at PETEX 2012

Exprodat, the UK-based provider of GIS consultancy, software and training for oil and gas is exhibiting at this year’s PETEX 2012 conference in London. To illustrate how Exprodat supplies all the pieces that petroleum companies need to get real benefit from their GIS technology, visitors to their PETEX 2012 stand will be challenged to solve…

Using OGP’s EPSG Area Polygons

The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) recently released EPSG Area Polygons as a freely available spatial dataset that accurately defines the applicable extent of the CRSs and transformations in the EPSG Geodetic Parameter Dataset (EPSG Dataset). However, use of the Area Polygons dataset is not as straightforward as it could be, as…

Exprodat Relocates to New Offices in Central London

Exprodat, provider of training, software and consultancy services to the oil and gas industry has moved their London head office to new, larger premises. The company provides a unique combination of petroleum exploration and production expertise with GIS knowledge; a combination that has proved extremely popular with the world’s oil and gas companies. Exprodat’s success has…

Using Tool Parameters in ArcGIS

Tool parameters are used to set values for elements within a script, allowing you to pick from a drop-down list or navigate to a location without having to edit any script code. Embellishing from my previous blog on listing files in a folder using Python, this blog shows you how to create a script that…

Tracking Company Assets in Real Time

This year two teams from Exprodat decided to enter the Oxfam Trailwalker 2012 event. We thought it would be fun to develop a map-based application to track the positions of our teams and devised a system whereby the walkers would carry smartphones containing built-in GPS receivers for gathering position information. This information would then be…

Creating Geological Block Diagrams

Most geologists like a nice geological block diagram and it is relatively easy to create one for presentations using a combination of GIS and a graphics application. I last created one way back in college (16 years ago!) using a combination of PCI satellite image processing software and CorelDRAW (a popular graphics application). So I…