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GIS Search and Retrieval Tool

Case Study ID: 30890, 31010.   Related Categories: 

The provision to our client of a GIS tool that would allow users to search and retrieve data from a series of corporate data repositories



A period of rapid growth meant that our client was becoming increasingly dependent on easy access to corporate data. Venture were requested to deliver a tool that allowed the user to search for data in a geographical window. The data was disrupted in several different databases, this included:

  • Well and seismic navigation data in Finder
  • Scanned documents on a Windows NT file share
  • Well data in OpenWorks
  • Indexed hardcopy data.


Stages in the delivery included:

  • Quality check and assigning of unique identifiers in each data repository
  • Development of GIS project
  • Creation of processes to maintain tool.



The project achieved its objectives and provided:

  • A GIS tool allowing users to search all corporate data stores
  • Well master lists of all wells (including UWI, Well name and Short name)
  • Single Access database containing index of all hardcopy data
  • Training for all users on the use of the GIS tool.

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