GIS for Petroleum

Solutions Guide

Connect with Esri partners that have expert knowledge of how GIS works with your business. Together, we'll help you integrate the technology, products, and services to meet your needs.

For nearly two decades, Esri clients have been using GIS to help find and produce oil and gas; GIS has been especially applied in the areas of lease management, regional evaluation, and play and prospect analysis.

Featured Solutions

Schlumberger Information Solutions (SIS), part of Schlumberger, is in the business of creating solutions that change the way exploration and production (E&P) teams work together so they can make smarter decisions and achieve better business results. SIS is an operating unit of Schlumberger providing software, information management, and IT infrastructure and consulting services, enabling oil and gas companies to drive business success.

SIS further expands value to its clients by bringing together best-of-breed, market-leading E&P subsurface, information management, and GIS technologies. It provides workflow integration with solutions from Esri with the following key offerings in its strategy: Petrel* seismic-to-simulation software, ProSource* E&P data management software, DecisionPoint* enabling technology for E&P Web workflow solutions, Seabed* advanced E&P data store system, Finder* master data management system, and SmartView master database mapping application.

In addition, SIS is the exclusive reseller to the oil and gas market of MetaCarta geographic search and referencing technologies, which complement the basic functionality of GIS by adding specific geotagging capabilities for placing geographic references to unstructured data maps.

IHS Energy from IHS is the world's leading provider of upstream and midstream data for the oil and gas (O/G) industries. In conjunction with O/G data expertise, IHS Energy has standardized on Esri products and provides clients with GIS tools, technology, and services that support their data access, integration, and management needs, maximizing their investment in Esri GIS technology.

IHS Energy provides its data in a number of ways for users:

1. IHS Energy hosts data in an ArcIMS environment, allowing clients real-time access to the most current data available.

2. IHS Energy has created a number of commercial ArcSDE layers (spatial layers) from various databases that are available to subscribers for use with ArcGIS for Desktop.

IHS Energy has built a toolkit that leverages the power of ArcGIS by building, editing, and synchronizing ArcSDE layers from multiple commercial and proprietary sources. A key benefit of this toolkit is that when data refreshes in an ArcSDE layer, the layer itself does not have to be rebuilt, saving users a lot of time.

OpenSpirit is the industry’s undisputed open-integration standard and is the key to achieving true workflow transparency. The OpenSpirit integration platform has transformed the vision of best-of-breed workflows to an industry-accepted best practice.

From desktop to server, OpenSpirit integrates with Esri GIS technology, enabling cross-disciplinary mapping and spatial data management workflows. End users can visualize data, perform quality control (QC), create and deliver “Intelligent Maps,” and streamline collaboration and interpretation for their asset teams.

  • Choose the best applications aligned with your data management strategies (cross-vendor/cross-platform)
  • Seamlessly access data from any OpenSpirit-enabled data store via 40+ partners application adapters
  • Combine diverse applications to produce innovative cross-vendor workflows – data management/movement, GIS integration, G&G workflows, and application interoperability
  • Leverage your investment across desktop and Web applications

OpenSpirit is the application and data integration platform ready today to address your challenges in this multi-vendor world. We enable your business-critical workflows across data management, intelligent GIS, data access, and cross-application interoperability.


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