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Geophysical Data Acquisition Gateway: Tools for Planning, Tracking, Reporting and Collaboration

Al-Helal, Hussein A.1; Al-Qateefi, Mahdi I.*1; Mahr, Shaheed 1; Al-Daubal, Mohammed 1; Al-Saleh, Yousef 1
(1) Exploration Applications Services Department, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

The increasing world demand of oil and gas led to raise hydrocarbon exploration in Saudi Aramco. The number of acquisition projects is increasing making it impossible to plan and monitor the progress of these projects manually. A better tracking, collaboration and reporting tool based on the acquisition process workflow and that transposes the IT infrastructure is essentially needed. This is the main driving goal for Geophysical Data Acquisition Gateway application. The application is based on data categorization and historical analysis to support operational decisions. The application shields the users from technological infrastructure as database system, content management system, geographical information system and file system. This application manages the data acquisition process from request initiating, planning, designing, tracking and reporting. It allows the survey planner to prepare the survey program spatially, schedule the crew operational activities and update its status. In the process of preparing the survey parameters, the application provides a collaboration tool for surveyors, processors and interpreters to derive the survey parameters. In addition, all geophysical procedures (layout, patterns, recording, shipment, safety, etc) applied in the field are managed by the application. The application includes a workflow engine to route the parameter letter and geophysical procedures for both technical and management approval. The application allows the crew supervisor to submit reports prepared offline that include acquisition progress, HSE, project management, operation and planning through the system. Those reports are fed into different report views for management.

 

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90141©2012, GEO-2012, 10th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, 4-7 March 2012, Manama, Bahrain