GIS usage for Land Management in Oil and Gas industry :
Many components of Oil & Gas industry require accurate maps for decision making. Landmen require maps in all aspects of their work. GIS applications in Land management help clients as well as Landowners. For land owners it is easy of visualize a rig location & clients can get immediate status reports on their work.
Information derived from the Data includes:
- Geological Evaluation
- Lease checks
- Title summaries with Mineral Ownership
- Lease Purchases
- Unit Designations and Division Orders
- Well Staking with Pad Site, Gathering Lines, and Lease Roads.
GIS captures, stores, analyzes, manages and presents data that is linked to a particular location.
Location Data can be in form of
- Raster – Aerial Photos, Satellite imagery, scanned historic maps
- Vector – Points (Fire Hydrants), Lines(Roads), Polygons or Areas(Tract Boundaries)
GIS functions are:
- Centralized, easy callable, long term storage and retrievable of data and information
- Can act as a model or planning tool for future development
- Can find out by merging layers if there is an inadvertent construction planned in the area
- Allows you to ask the map a question to get a Database answer. (E.g. Property owner?)
- Allows you ask database a question to get the answer in Map format. (E.g. Lease expiration dates?)
GIS is rapidly becoming an applications platform that encompasses the entire lifecycle of the Petroleum sector. Since the arrival of GIS, ‘onscreen’ maps is almost like a real time document. All your adds, changes, and deletes are reflected in the onscreen maps. Reference Geoshot