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Geological and terrain base maps for development of environmental baseline

 

Challenge ID

OTM:015

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Title

Geological and terrain base maps for development of environmental baseline

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Theme ID

ON 4.1: Environmental monitoring - Baseline historic mapping of environment and ecosystems

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Originator of Challenge

Onshore: OTM

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Challenge Reviewer / initiator

Ramani, Statoil, PetroSA, Shell, Exxon, Tullow, Petronas

 

General description

Overview of Challenge

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What is the nature of the challenge? (What is not adequately addressed at present?)

Obtaining an adequate baseline environmental dataset in remote or frontier areas, that have previously been subjected to little or no monitoring, is a time consuming  process that can influence the critical path of a project. 

It is essential that O&G operations are proven to be sustainable and that impact on the natural environment is limited.  Unbiased and consistent data is required to prove this.  For the results of continuous monitoring to be analysed correctly, they must be judged against an accurate baseline.  The longer the time-frame that this baseline information has been collated over, the more natural fluctuations it will encompass, and it will therefore be more representative of the actual environment.

 

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Thematic information requirements

1. Obtain detailed topographic information, 2. Obtain detailed terrain characterisation,

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Nature of the challenge - What effect does this challenge have on operations?

Obtaining baseline information over a large area is  time consuming and expensive.  We must ground survey parts of the area, but this can lead to bias or unrepresentative results because there is a tendency to target the most important or 'environmentally

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What do you currently do to address this challenge?/ How is this challenge conventionally addressed?

Out of date or poorly detailed basemaps are used.

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What kind of solution do you envisage could address this challenge?

 

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What is your view on the capability of technology to meet this need? – are you currently using EO tech? If not, why not?

EO could be a useful complimentary technology

 

Challenge classification

 

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Lifecycle stage

Pre license

Exp.

Dev.

Prod.

Decom.

Score from impact quantification [1]

2

2

0

0

0

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Climate classification

NOT CLIMATE SPECIFIC

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Geographic context/restrictions

Generic onshore (Unspecified)

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Topographic classification / Offshore classification

Generic onshore (Unspecified)

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Seasonal variations

Any season

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Impact Area

Environmental

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Technology Urgency

(How quickly does the user need the solution)

Immediately (0-2 years)

 

Information requirements

 

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Update frequency

Not important

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Data Currently used

 

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Spatial resolution

 

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Thematic accuracy

 

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Example formats

 

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Timeliness

Within six months

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Geographic Extent

District area to reservoir footprint

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Existing standards

 


 


[1] Impact quantification scores: 4 – Critical/ enabling; 3 – Significant/ competitive advantage; 2 – Important but non-essential; 1 – Nice to have; 0 – No impact, need satisfied with existing technology

 

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