ArcGIS Essentials for Petroleum - GISE

Discipline: Petroleum Data Management
Level: Foundation
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Ms. Fiona Buckingham
  • Mr. Simon Kettle
  • Mr. Mike Phillips
  • Dr. Devlyn Robson
  • Ms. Sharon Smith


Related courses
Geomatics: Geodesy and Cartography - GEOM1
ArcGIS Coordinate Reference Systems for Petroleum - GISC
ArcGIS Data Management for Petroleum - GISD
About the course Designed For You will learn Course Content
About the course
This is an entry-level course that teaches you how to use Esri's ArcGIS Desktop within oil and gas exploration and production activities, using petroleum industry spatial data and workflows. This course allows you to explore the benefits in applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to your petroleum workflows. You will be introduced to fundamental ArcView functionality that allows geoscientists to import spatial and non-spatial databases, and integrate, manage, and analyze data to produce information for decision making. No geospatial knowledge is assumed beyond that acquired through the use of geological maps. Although petroleum exploration and production (E&P) sector knowledge is not required, this course is geared towards assisting participants to implement E&P workflows geospatially.
Designed For
Geoscience professionals and support staff who are going to be using GIS tools, and E&P project staff who need a basic understanding of GIS in order to manage geospatial projects.
You will learn
How To:
  • Explore the benefits in applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to your petroleum workflows
  • Utilize ArcGIS functionality to import spatial and non-spatial databases, and integrate, manage, and analyze data to produce information for decision making
  • Use industry standard ArcGIS tools, including ArcMap, ArcCatalog, and ArcToolbox
  • Focus on learning how to put E&P workflows through ArcGIS
  • Set up an E&P project
  • Join spatial data to a well database
  • Create a well layer from tabular X and Y coordinates
  • Digitize a fault map and edit a play fairway map
  • Undertake spatial and attribute queries
  • Export data into a number of formats
  • Produce professional map layouts
  • Update a play fairway and assess potential acreage
Course Content
  • Setting up an E&P project
  • Managing E&P data layers
  • Georeferencing images
  • Joining spatial data to tabular well data
  • Linking spatial data to a well database
  • Creating simple hyperlinks
  • Building hyperlinks into an attribute table
  • Digitizing a fault map
  • Editing a simple play fairway
  • Spatial data queries
  • Attribute query with SQL
  • Simple spatial data analysis
  • Exporting attribute tables
  • Producing map layouts
  • Exporting map images
  • Updating the play fairway
  • Assessing potential acreage