Scottsdale, AZ (PressExposure) June 03, 2009 -- For many years, scientists in different fields of studies used GIS or geographic information systems successfully to create different kinds of geospatial datasets. In the energy sector, the utilization of GIS contributed greatly in improving the efficiency of exploration and distribution of energy. For example, oil and gas GIS have been used to create structured and historical maps to pinpoint exact locations of gas basins and oil deposits. Gas pipeline GIS on the other hand have been used by energy companies to improve distribution services from the production facilities to the consumers.
In North America alone, there are more than 150 gas pipelines for the distribution of crude oil. These pipelines run for several hundred miles underground spanning across the 48 states of the United States including the gas pipelines in Canada and Mexico. An energy distribution company therefore faces an extreme dilemma in identifying its oil and gas pipelines without the help of geospatial data. Although there are existing cartographic renditions of the structural layout of the North American oil and gas pipeline systems, some pipeline maps maybe out of date or could be unreliable. With the introduction of the GIS, your company can now utilize oil and gas GIS and gas pipeline GIS to accurately locate the exact positioning of your pipelines. Such datasets can be easily ordered online in digitized or printed formats from Rextag Strategies.
Oil exploration companies on the hand face different problems compared to energy distributors. Oil and gas exploration companies specifically need to accurately map network geometries of different gas basins and oil deposits which are separated by hundreds of miles. The need to map large geographical areas that are not contiguous and separated by different terrain levels and territories are important in order to meet the logistical requirements of oil exploration. Another critical function of oil and gas GIS for exploration is to provide support facilities for long distance designs and engineering projects as well as for monitoring and maintaining remote locations. Oil and Gas GIS for exploration takes into consideration accessibility issues for existing projects and for projects that are being planned by the energy companies.
In order to overcome the difficulties of energy exploration and distribution processes, it would be important for your company to take advantage of modern oil and gas GIS as well as gas pipeline GIS datasets. These datasets can be used to intelligently build a strategic approach to exploration and distribution in order to ensure the competitiveness of your company. By getting oil and gas GIS, your engineering team will not waste time and effort in conducting costly cartographic activities. Instead of losing time on ground surveying, your remote work teams can directly drill the ground based on oil and gas GIS data.
For the energy distribution activities, the gas pipeline GIS can provide valuable data on ground pressurization, temperature and climate conditions, and pipeline control and location of nearest gas facilities. Your company therefore can maintain the integrity of its gas pipeline system and can prepare for emergency situations in order to protect above ground oil and gas distribution facilities.