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…

Exprodat Walking Teams Enter the Oxfam Trailwalker 2012

After raising over £6,000 for charity by participating in the Oxfam Trailtrekker 2012, staff from Exprodat have entered two teams in the Oxfam Trailwalker UK 2012 event, starting Friday 12th July 2012. Trailwalker was originally started by the Queens Gurkha Signals Regiment over 30 years ago as a training exercise to test soldiers’ stamina and…

Converting Rasters to XYZ ASCII Files

Raster data like digital elevation models (e.g. SRTM), bathymetry (e.g. GEBCO), and gravity (e.g. Sandwell and Smith) can provide valuable context to an area. Since only so much subsurface analysis and interpretation can be done in GIS, getting these rasters into other applications, like GeoFrame, Petrel and Petromod, is important to give wider context to seismic, well and…

Exprodat Leads in Unconventionals Reserve Mapping and Well Pattern Optimization

Exprodat has announced the release of Unconventionals Analyst, an ArcGIS Desktop extension for planning and managing shale oil, shale gas and coal bed methane projects. Using Unconventionals Analyst geologists, petroleum engineers and reserves analysts can ensure compliant reserves and reduce drilling costs.  The application runs as an extension to Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop tool. For further…

Migrating Legacy Seabed Surveys to SSDM

Seabed survey datasets are assets of enormous value for offshore operators. Environmental, site, geo-hazard, debris and pipeline planning surveys catalogue features on and below the seafloor to support well planning, drilling and production operations – all expensive and potentially risky activities. Identifying hazards on the seafloor that can jeopardise these operations is of particular importance…