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AAPG Computer Applications in Geology, No. 4: Geographic Information Systems in Petroleum Exploration and Development, Edited by T.C. Coburn and J.M. Yarus
Copyright © 2000 by The American Association of Petroleum Geologists. All rights reserved.
Computer Applications in Geology, No.4, Chapter 16: Integrated Geo-Systems--A Computational Environment for Integrated Management, Analysis, and Presentation of Petroleum Industry Data, by Khalid Amin Khan, Pages 215 - 225

Chapter 16
Integrated Geo-Systems--A Computational Environment for Integrated Management, Analysis, and Presentation of Petroleum Industry Data

Khalid Amin Khan
K-tron Research, Incorporated
Islamabad, Pakistan


ABSTRACT

Petroleum exploration and production (E&P) involve complex techniques for processing, analyzing, and interpreting large volumes of diverse data. To get the most out of this data resource, it is necessary to use effective data management tools for integrated analysis. This paper presents an integrated approach in which geographic information systems (GIS) technology plays a central role, along with other technologies, in integrated management, analysis, and presentation of various types of E&P data sets. A GIS provides a visual front-end as an intuitive user interface that interacts with the array of databases for data extraction. The GIS is supported by powerful graphical tools for integrated display of results from various methods that complement each other, thereby presenting a variety of complex information using simple visualization models. GIS architecture is linked with an increasing amount of geoscience application software through its common data formats for displaying their computed results.

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