Oil and Gas Exploration – From Seismic to Drilling and other Downstream Applications

The oil and gas industry relies on time sensitive data relating to x, y, and z positions of terrain data for exploration programs. Although this positional data can be collected by alternate means, LiDAR surveys provide high-speed data acquisitions and limit ground intervention. In many instances, the time from field survey to final data product delivery can be accomplished within a few weeks, not months.

In environmentally sensitive areas, tree-cutting fees can amount to thousands of dollars/hectare. Using LiDAR as the survey tool, fewer lines need to be cut, fewer trees are felled and exploration companies realize significant savings. Surveys are conducted using fixed-wing or helicopter mounted LiDAR systems, based on the size, terrain and vegetation coverage of the project area.

Terrapoint has delivered tens of thousands of square kilometers of Digital Elevation Models (DEM) to seismic survey clients. We can quickly deliver accurate terrain models prior to any costly ground intervention.

Deliverable Formats

LiDAR data is acquired, processed and delivered in digital format. This makes it very easy to create data products that meet a wide range of needs. Programs such as AutoCad, ArcView and other similar GIS/CAD programs have the capability to import and export LiDAR data. Terrapoint also offers GIS training and consultations to assist companies integrate LiDAR data and solutions into their internal operations.

Services and Data Products

Digital terrain models and contouring
Shot and receiver point elevations
Canopy models for forestry analysis
Complete DEM
Environmental feature maps
3D visualizations
Slope analysis
Helipad selections

Key Benefits

Rapid comprehensive data acquisition
Increased safety for field crews
Low impact seismic operation
Data used in pipeline, well site and facility
Minimize stumpage
3D design
Minimize field costs