Friday 30 October 2015

"Data and Maps: a simpler Workflow"

[Note: this complements Part III of A Day in the Life of...  ongoing blog post series here]
Are you at the start of a rapid oil&gas operational project start up and unsure of the initial steps?
Check out my article on p. 19, 4Q2105 Edition, PPDM Foundations (free login, read below or in hi res). This article is designed as an exercise to help a user through the initial steps many petroleum data managers face at the start of a project: extract well data as text files, transform its format without compromising its integrity, load it into PPDM WELL table and post it on a map. Readers will come out of the article with five key accomplishments including understanding a PPDM schema as part of industry-driven tools and practices.

The Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association is a global, not-for-profit organization within the petroleum industry to promote professional petroleum data management through the development and dissemination of best practices. 

The 2015 Esri Petroleum GIS Conference talk has more details and larger figures:

The PUG is a professional geospatial Petroleum User Group community that works to improve and expand the use of geospatial technologies in the petroleum industry.  Our focus is on community, both local and global, with the goal of sharing ideas and meeting likeminded people!
Update: Their Geospatial Workflow catalog summarised this as: Development & Planning > Mapping Well Data
Last but not least, the exercise presented at PUG had been reviewed by and offered under Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0) to Tom Mueller at California University of  Pennsylvania, and to Dan Goldberg at Texas A&M University, to incorporate in their coursework in petroleum geology.

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