Role Of Geoinformatic Engineer And Applications Of Geoinformatics In Oil & Gas Exploration

Research Article
Vignesh J, Premnath M., Maithili T., Nithin K and Amal Jhony
Geoinformatics Engineer, Geoinformatics, GIS, Remote Sensing and GPS

Geoinformatics is the integration of different disciplines dealing with spatial information. The advent of Satellite Remote Sensing and subsequent development of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) have made significant changes in surveying and map making. Geomatics is also a similar term that encompasses Geoinformatics; it is a field of activity that integrates the acquisition, processing, analysis, display and management of spatial information. The most established market in the geoinformatics is in the area of natural resources in exploration of oil & gas. Satellite and air-brone Remote Sensing technologies aids in the selection and development of oil and gas exploration areas around the world as well as in the areas of oil spill mitigation and remediation and use of orthorectified satellite images, it provides insight on the selection of areas to plan 2D or 3D seismic surveys for an exploration drilling program as well as aiding in the process of environmental and operational safety hazards to minimize the HSE risks. There is currently no other technology that matches or exceeds the capabilities of remote sensing and its necessity in the oil industry. GIS provides a tool for oil and gas operators to effectively and efficiently manage development for the protection of resources and optimal production. Global Process Systems (GPS) is a global provider of technology-based "design and build" process facilities solutions for the upstream oil & gas industry