Monitor and protect your oil and gas resources using satellite imagery and other readily available remotely sensed data.
For the petroleum industry and energy utilities, locating new oil resources is a critical part of ensuring a continued supply. In the past, field crews spent time investigating potential locations for resource extraction, often with little or no return on the investment.
Now, by utilising multiband imagery, you can highlight geological and mineral targets before entering the field to focus your prospecting and make the process more efficient. ENVI advanced image analysis provides your team with the tools they need to quickly and accurately identify areas of interest through scientifically backed land cover classification, change detection, and Spectral Angle Mapper algorithms.
And because ENVI Products integrate with ArcGIS® from Esri, you can add more information than ever before to your GIS for more powerful geospatial products. ENVI image analysis tools are accessible directly from the ArcGIS desktop and deployable across server and mobile environments so you can increase efficiency and identify the prospection areas that merit field visits before you leave the office.
Ensuring efficient pipeline functionality requires near-constant monitoring of linear features. This observation must focus on changes to the horizontal and vertical support pipeline members caused by ground subsidence or other external factors, and heat or gas emissions along the pipeline. In the past, keeping watch over these features required field teams to travel the length of the pipeline surveying the assets for potential problems.
Geospatial image and data analysis with ENVI, allows your team to access datasets from multiple modalities, fuse the data, and ascertain the state of pipeline assets without putting feet on the ground. Through hyperspectral data analysis, gas level measurement, and LiDAR feature identification, image analysts are able to quickly alert maintenance operations personnel to pipeline sections needing attention.
Further, ENVI can be easily incorporated into GIS workflows and joined with additional datasets to visualise and disseminate information in near real time. Areas posing potential problems and risks that are otherwise invisible to the human eye are easily identified with ENVI image analysis.
Over-extraction of natural resources can cause a land subsidence effect, resulting in gradual terrain settling or sinkholes. Even few millimeters of subsidence per year may be dangerous for the stability of pipelines, buildings, and infrastructures, and can trigger landslides. For pipeline operators and natural resource prospectors, monitoring terrain displacement is very difficult and can drain business resources.
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data provides highly-accurate spatial displacement information and ENVI SARscape® allows your team to easily visualise and analyse the data in order to identify areas of potential spatial displacement. Through the analysis of time series radar images, your team can measure and monitor millimetre terrain deformations over long periods, mitigating the risk of property damage or loss from land subsidence. Image and data analysis combined with cloud access to analytic tools and results allow dispersed teams to quickly access accurate geospatial products, make better informed decisions, and take actions to mitigate the risk of injury and loss of assets in near real time.
Underground terrain excavation for building tunnels, pipelines, subways, and other infrastructure assets can induce deformations in the terrain above. These terrain deformations can compromise the stability of buildings and infrastructures regardless of whether the deformation is large or concentrated in a small area (e.g. differential terrain motions inside a single building).
Accurately monitoring small infrastructure or building displacements and dense spatial coverage is not only very difficult, but it can also be very costly. Additionally, it is often nearly impossible to demonstrate the temporal correlation between displacements and construction activities without temporal archives. GPS and ground-based measurement systems provide some relief, but complete and continuous coverage is often cost prohibited and historical information cannot be collected after the system installation.
ENVI SARscape® allows your team to easily analyse time series of radar images, resulting in accurate terrain displacement data. With the SARscape® Interferometric Stacking PS method you can measure and monitor millimetre buildings and infrastructures deformations over long, historical periods.
Managers of oil and gas resources and exploration often face difficulties providing accurate and reliable geospatial information across geographically dispersed teams. Utilising ENVI Services Engine and Jagwire, teams can quickly access the geospatial information, analytic tools, and results they need to make informed and timely decision.
ENVI Services Engine
The ENVI Services Engine gives your organisation the ability to create, publish, and deploy geospatial image and data analytics on virtually any existing enterprise infrastructure. ENVI Services Engine maximises the return on your investment by providing access to geospatial information from the desktop, mobile devices, or web applications and increases efficiencies through standardised data process and improve the decision making process.
Jagwire is a cloud-based geospatial solution that gives geographically dispersed teams the ability to access accurate geospatial products and information on demand. By collapsing the time from data collection to delivery, decision managers and field teams can respond in real time to changes in oil and gas resources. And with information deployed on the cloud, teams can access the same accurate geospatial information from their desktops, mobile devices, or through web application even across constrained networks.