Landfill Sites vs. Acreage: Worlds Apart?

As if running a GIS business wasn’t hard enough work, I recently signed up for a part-time MSc course, run by UNIGIS. One of the fun things about a course like this is that it takes you in to areas you wouldn’t normally venture. One of the exercises I’ve just completed was to identify potential landfill…

Tip 5: GDB Attribute Domains

Attribute Domains for ArcGIS File Geodatabases are arguably the most important data quality tool for geoscientists creating play fairway mapping data. As such we thought it would be useful if the next in our series of GIS Tips explained how to use them. There are probably three types of ArcGIS users reading this: Users that already understand…

How Big is your Training Gain? Part 1

Exprodat is focused on helping our clients in the petroleum sector make better use of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and we are sector leading specialists in the use and application of ArcGIS technology from ESRI to E&P spatial challenges. Every organisation that takes on board GIS wrestles with the question: how much training do…

Santa’s Ballistic Delivery System

“So,” said Santa, his grin widening, “we can get rid of the reindeer?”. He pushed back from his desk and turned to gaze through the glass wall that separated his office from the staff canteen. The reindeer sat together at one of the long tables that were arranged in rows in the canteen. They weren’t…

Adding Cross Sections to ArcGIS Explorer

ESRI’s ArcGIS Explorer (AGX) is a free downloadable GIS viewer which allows viewing of a wide variety of spatial data in either 2D or 3D (Globe) display modes. In Exprodat’s R&D team we’ve been working with the AGX Software Development Kit (SDK) for a few months and have been impressed with what you can do,…

Tip 4: Joins and Relates

One of the main issues that users seem to need a bit of help with in ArcGIS Desktop is the whole Joins and Relates ‘thing’. I guess this comes up a lot in the petroleum sector as users are often trying to Join pick data to wells, or Relate production data to fields, etc. As…

Tip 3: Getting Help

One of the problems I faced when starting to use GIS was that there was so much to learn, and so many ways to get stuck!  Often finding the best places to get answers to problems was something of a rights of passage.  Things have changed since then of course – a lot of oil companies these…

Exprodat Releases Common Risk Segment Software for Petroleum Play Fairway Analysis

London, United Kingdom, 28th October 2009 – Exprodat today announces the release of the Exploration Analyst toolkit for building common risk segment maps for use in exploration play fairway analysis. With Exploration Analyst petroleum E&P companies can now improve their understanding of play risk, reduce technical uncertainty and significantly reduce technical evaluation cycle times. Exploration Analyst…