|Basic Petroleum Geology - BG|
|Basic Petroleum Technology - BPT|
|Introduction to Data Management - IDM|
|Geomatics: Geodesy and Cartography - GEOM1|
Discipline: Petroleum Data Management
Duration: 2 days
Instructor(s): Michael Barnes, Martin Rayson
|Use of incorrect geodetic parameters can cause major errors in positions of wells, pipelines, and seismic surveys, with significant financial losses and sometimes with HSE risks, as demonstrated by case studies. Awareness of geodetic datums, coordinate reference systems, and map projections is provided via interactive demonstrations and hands-on workshop exercises using the online EPSG Geodetic Registry. Students learn how Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) including GPS work, as well as the resultant accuracies obtainable using different receiver types and data processing techniques. Hands-on GPS exercises show potential errors. Google Earth is examined with focus on its strengths and weaknesses for E&P purposes. Lastly, the importance of geospatial metadata is stressed, since often such metadata is implemented at the end of a project. This critical geospatial data component is discussed with recommendations for best practices using current industry references.|
Geologists, geophysicists, exploration and production managers, reservoir engineers, drilling engineers, data acquisition and data managers, and GIS specialists.
You Will Learn:
MR. MICHAEL BARNES is co-owner of Cain & Barnes, LP, experts in geomatics, geospatial data management, geodetics and cartography, navigation and positioning, land surveying and hydrography, and mapping sciences and has 32 years of experience in the profession. Prior to founding the consultancy LP, Michael held a range of executive, technical, and marketing appointments with Thales Geosolutions (formerly Racal Survey) for 14 years. He has also worked for GPS Survey Services managing worldwide projects for 5 years, and has had experience as a surveying engineer and mapmaker for British Military Survey for over 11 years. He has published on petroleum geomatics topics, served in leadership roles of industry groups, and has testified as an expert witness. While in UK Military Survey, Michael served as Surveyor carrying out full range of surveys during 1976 to 1980, including: astronomical and geodetic surveying (Kenya), map revision (Ireland), engineering surveys (Scotland), cadastral (Cyprus), archaeological surveys (Peru), large scale and photogrammetric surveys (United Kingdom). In addition, he was Senior Surveyor responsible for over thirty engineering surveys in West Germany during 1980 to 1983 and was Senior Party Chief on the Geodetic Survey of Nepal for eleven months during 1984 to 1985. Michael is a registered member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), having successfully passed Final Examinations and Test of Professional Competence and is designated as a Chartered Surveyor of the Geomatics (Land and Hydrographic) Division of the RICS. He was awarded the Wainwright Prize by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for summa cum laude on professional and technical examinations. Michael Barnes was educated at the British Royal School of Military Survey and University of East London. Michael attended the University of East London, Dagenham, England, completing Geodesy, Land Law and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Courses in very early 1990s. In addition, he was educated at the UK School of Military Survey, Newbury, England, between 1976 and 1984, where he graduated the Advanced Surveying and Mapping Course and was awarded a Technical Diploma. He also completed the Military Engineering Course at UK Royal Engineers, Cove, England, 1976 to 1977, and was qualified as Combat Engineer. He was also awarded Green Beret by the Royal Marines, Lympstone, England in 1976. Michael served recently as Chairman of the Americas Petroleum Survey Group (APSG), and, in October 2009, was presented with a 'Distinguished Service Award' by the APSG for his ten years of outstanding service to the organization.
DR. MARTIN RAYSON is Principal Geodesist for Petronas Carigali in Kuala Lumpur. He has been in this position since 2012 and is responsible for all thing Geodetic within the company. He humorously states that he strives to eventually eliminate all exploration folks from using the terms Timbalai or Kertau ever again. Prior to working for Petronas Carigali, Martin was Geodetic Focal Point for Shell Upstream Americas in Houston. Previous positions included employment by Enron Oil and Gas International in Houston which included time in the field working with OBC and land seismic crews; Halliburton Geophysical Services research and development team where he worked on the development of new integrated navigation systems; Geophysical Services International where he worked as a field geophysicist in both marine and land survey geophysical operations; and Schlumberger offshore United Kingdom. Mr. Rayson has a PhD in Survey Sciences and a MSc in Geophysics and Planetary Physics, both from Newcastle University.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
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Public Course Presentations
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