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Locating repeater stations for communications infrastructure

 

Challenge ID

OTM:056

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Title

Locating repeater stations for communications infrastructure

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Theme ID

ON 5.2: Logistics planning and operations - Support to surveying crews for planning surveys and H&S

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Originator of Challenge

Onshore: OTM

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Challenge Reviewer / initiator

Petronas

 

General description

Overview of Challenge

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

We need to address issues relating to radio communication infrastructure.  These include aspects such as planning road access to communication infrastructure, planning bulldozer lines, identifying line-of-sight issues, and locating repeater stations.

We do not want to leave a network of scars through forested areas and we want our E&P activity to be as environmentally sensitive as possible.  A way of ascertaining elevation characteristics that could subsequently limit the detrimental aspects of our operations would be very valuable

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Thematic information requirements

1. Obtain detailed topographic information,  3. Obtain detailed vegetation information,   5. Identify location and condition of transport infrastructure,

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

Line clearance costs can be very high, and notoriously difficult to maintain.  Sending a field survey team to obtain elevation data to find a network of high points for comms purposes is time consuming, costly and difficult, especially in densely forested

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

Ground survey team

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

High resolution DEM that is affordable would be very valuable

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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

4

3

1

3

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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

Speed exploration and development (Operational cost reduction), environment, safety

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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

Snap shot requirement

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Data Currently used

Conventional mapping and data from ground surveys

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Spatial resolution

Conventional mapping and data from ground surveys

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Thematic accuracy

 

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Example formats

 

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Timeliness

Reference data - timeliness not important

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Geographic Extent

Development area only

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Existing standards

N/A


 


[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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