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Empowering Upstream through Geospatial Data

Syed, Abdul Haleem *1; Al-Ghamdi, Turki A.1; Kapka, Bettina 1
(1) EASD, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

is the most valuable asset and contributes a major share of any organization’s GIS implementation. Saudi Aramco’s Upstream GIS implementation has evolved over the past decades into a most reliable GeoSpatial data sharing infrastructure. A wide variety of data-driven applications catering to the needs of occasional users, regular users & power users from exploration to producing business lines. The return on investment (ROI) on the company’s significant investment in the mining of geospatial data & technology is clearly visible. The highly accurate and centrally stored geospatial data enables efficient and secure access to vendor and in-house developed Geospatial applications. The Upstream user’s are leveraging the benefits of overlaying surface and sub-surface data together to decipher new geo-relationships and make more informed decisions. This paper highlights the challenges involved in geospatial data managements and benefits of making geospatial data available anytime anywhere in most secured manner.

 

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