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…

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…