Exprodat and Esri at EAGE Copenhagen 2012 Conference

Exprodat will be exhibiting at the forthcoming EAGE Conference, which will be held in Copenhagen from 4th to 7th June 2012. Reflecting their Gold partner status with Esri, the two companies will share booth 520 and staff from both organisations will be available to provide information about how their products and services provide huge benefits…

Exprodat Takes an Unconventional Approach at SPE Americas URC 2012

Exprodat will travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in June 2012 to attend SPE Americas Unconventional Resources Conference and present the first release of its Unconventional Analyst software for well planning and reserves estimation. Exprodat specialises in applying Esri’s ArcGIS platform to oil and gas exploration and production business problems, and has responded to the huge increase in…

Creating File Listings with Python

Part of many data management projects is keeping a record of what files are where. Often this can involve creating a list in Excel of all files within a folder area. Doing this manually is impractical as, typing out the information takes a long time and of course can also be a demoralising task. A…

Top 10 Uses of GIS in Oil and Gas

Why should we use GIS? This is probably the question we hear most often in our discussions with our petroleum clients. And it’s not just from those oil and gas companies who have yet to embrace GIS – we sometimes hear this from companies that have already invested considerably in supporting technology and projects, but…

Exprodat previews new ArcGIS solutions at the 2012 Esri PUG

Exprodat announces that it will be exhibiting at the Esri Petroleum GIS Conference in Houston, TX, between April 30th and May 2nd 2012.  Visit booth 711 to see Unconventionals Analyst; an extension to ArcGIS for Desktop for use in unconventional shale and coal bed methane projects and Discovery; Exprodat’s new ArcGIS for Server solution. Unconventionals…

A Brief History of Esri PUG Sessions

The annual Esri Petroleum User Group Conference (or PUG for short) is now called the Esri Petroleum GIS Conference and is being held again in Houston, Texas, April 30–May 2, 2012. I’ve been travelling to the conference from the UK on and off for around ten years now, and it’s worth the trip because the…

Tip 21: Georeferencing Vector Data

Georeferencing images such as scanned maps are a common way of importing legacy or paper map data. However, sometimes vector based illustrations are required to be imported into GIS; often these vector drawings have no reference data. When these unreferenced data are added into ArcMap using the ArcGIS Data Interoperability extension they will, by default locate…

Tip 20: ArcGIS 10 Editing Sessions

As oil and gas companies upgrade their ArcGIS applications from ArcGIS 9 to ArcGIS 10, we often get asked about the key changes in ArcGIS Desktop. To me one of the biggest changes between the two versions is in setting up the editing workflow. In the example below, I have a scanned map containing two geological…

Mapping Gas Hydrate Occurrence

Mapping gas hydrate occurrence in permafrost regions using a play fairway mapping approach. I have recently become very much interested in the subject of gas hydrates and have started, in my spare time, to do some research on this really interesting subject. I am by no means a gas hydrates scientist, but being a geologist…