Oil and Gas
Satellite imagery incorporated with GIS can give project managers a birds-eye view of oil and gas exploration and development operations and aid in the monitoring of producing fields without being present and supports the assessment of facilities, pipeline corridor planning, emergencies, and hazards which can reveal potential risks for sensitive areas.
Satellite image and GIS data provide insight on the selection of areas to plan 2D or 3D seismic surveys for an exploration drilling program as well as aiding in the process of environmental and operational safety hazards to minimize the HSE risks.
3D Seismic Survey - IKONOS (0.8m) Satellite Image of area in Alaska
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Using advanced satellite image processing techniques to color balance with the correct band combinations, Satellite Imaging Corporation can process imagery per client requirements, optimized for the identification of specified terrain and geological features. These features are identified with high-resolution 3D terrain visualization acquired by stereo satellite imagery or LiDAR and viewed in 3D terrain visualization environments.
High resolution <1m satellite map mosaics and 2m-5m DEMs provide operators with the appropriate planning tools for the layout of 2D and 3D seismic surveys. By selecting good source offset locations, seismic data quality can improve and by selecting good access to seismic lines, environmental impact and safety risks are minimized.
SIC creates powerful interpretation tools for mapping and GIS projects that show the "big picture." During the planning survey, these data-filled maps are invaluable to plotting a pipeline course, identifying potential problem areas, and determining the strategy for laying pipeline through rural, mountainous, or environmentally harsh areas.
Pipeline Corridor Planning and Engineering
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Satellite images are invaluable for the detection of leakage, which regular control systems may not be able to detect. Satellite Imaging Corporation acquires high-resolution satellite imagery from 30-centimeters to 1-meter resolution. that can detect a spill early, saving time and money on clean-up procedures.