London, United Kingdom (PRWEB), 11th January 2010 – Exprodat (www.exprodat.com) today announced that BG Group (www.bg-group.com) is globally deploying its common risk segment mapping software Exploration Analyst as part of BG Group’s Geology Toolkit, a suite of software tools designed to allow BG Group’s geoscientists to more easily find oil and gas.
Exploration Analyst is an ArcGIS extension for creating common risk segment maps of basins and play fairways. Multiple input layers from disparate sources (e.g. depositional environment, paleogeography, etc.) can be used as proxies and rapidly assigned numeric risk in order to create risk maps for key play system elements such as reservoir, source and seal, which can then be combined into a common risk segment model. With Exploration Analyst the user can better understand play extents, spatial risk distributions, identify ‘sweet-spots’ and ultimately develop and refine play investment strategy.
Exprodat’s Technical Director, Chris Jepps, says, “We’re delighted that BG Group have decided to deploy Exploration Analyst globally across their organisation. During an extended evaluation of a beta version BG Group really put the tools through their paces which enabled us to ensure that the released version met their requirements. We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with them on this product as we extend its functionality going forward.”
Exprodat’s software suite is made up of a number of extensions to ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop that provide ‘out-of-the-box’ functionality designed specifically for the needs of the petroleum sector. The software is data independent and allows E&P companies to integrate vendor data with in-house datasets for use in GIS-based spatial analysis.
ArcGIS is a scalable family of software products comprising a complete geographic information system (GIS) built on industry standards. ArcGIS is used for the creation, management, integration, analysis, display, and dissemination of spatial data. Visualization, editing, and analysis, along with advanced data management, distinguish the ArcGIS software family as the leading GIS software. Much more than a specialized offering for a small niche of specialists, ArcGIS is designed as a scalable system that can be deployed in every organization, from an individual desktop to a globally distributed network of people.