Friday, 13 January 2012

“Au revoir” RMOTC dataset, part VII

“Lucky 7”, this is my closing post on the RMOTC series on subsurface 3D data, to explore reservoir depletion, pipeline routing and gridding/contouring. This also ends for now my tenure in Kuwait, where I prepared this dataset for a training tool. Follow me on LinkedIn to see where I'll go next...

I updated on ArcGIS Online the 3D dataset I gridded and contoured using Esri 3D Analysts new tools added in rel. 9 that work for the petroleum industry. This further illustrates the point of using GIS for data management and quality control as well as classic data visualisation. The faults are extruded to show their relationship to contours and see if the interpretation makes sense.

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Again this is not intended to replace full geosciences packages that do a better job with more parameters and geophysical and petrophysical data integration. In fact I posted on a LinkedIn ESRI discussion What Aspects make GIS Projects Unique?:
Location, location, location
  • context (stacking data from many sources)
  • data mgmt. (oddities will jump out quickly)
Formats, formats, formats
  • way to conflate geopatial and other data
  • best way to show it to the general public
Critical for BI: use location as the premier conflation tool
  • aha! moments almost guaranteed
  • see what your neighbour doesn't see
Look for crossover from geospatial to pure data and specialised apps
Peter Drucker once said: I look out the window and notice what others don't.