Since its formation, Exprodat has tripled in size and now works for some of the biggest names in the oil and gas industry. Geo:connexion visited their central London offices to talk to technical director Chris Jepps about how the company has developed, current marketplaces and the future.
In the following extract Geo:connexion asks how Jepps sees the use of geospatial technologies developing over the next one or two years:
“I’m certain we’ll see a continuation of the key trends – increasing uptake of GIS across the E&P industry, improving ease-of-use of GIS technology, and improved server and mobile GIS capabilities. I think we’ll still have the two distinct GIS user groups – GIS specialists who use desktop applications to do data management and spatial analysis, and the non-specialists who are happier using web-based GIS technology for data visualisation and query.
One new area I find interesting is the ability to support ‘crowdsourcing’ of data using web-based GIS clients. I’m sure that over the next couple of years we’ll see examples of oil and gas companies using this concept as a way to collate and share data…”
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