As the global demand for energy increases, there is increased pressure to discover and develop new sites upon which oil and gas can be extracted economically. In order to meet this demand oil and gas companies are looking at more remote areas of the world to find new prospects. Exploration and Development of new sites requires detailed information about the Geology, Environment, Local Population and existing infrastructure in order to make an evidence based decision on whether it is economically viable to explore and develop the site further.
As further work can be very costly it is vital to have the correct information during the decision making process. The remote location of some new sites increases health and safety risks to teams on the ground, Blom can remote capture data this reduces the health and safety risk and also provides efficiency savings in both time and money.
Once a site has been selected there is then a requirement for geospatial data later in the asset lifecycle. Poor existing local infrastructure requires additional planning of the logistical requirements of a site. This will then develop into a need for high accuracy data suitable for engineering design. Cost effective maintenance of a site and its assets is also an issue for the Production teams once the site becomes operational. Geospatial data can also be useful in assessing risks and emergency planning. Finally at the end of the lifetime of all assets there is a requirement for oil and gas companies to close operations with minimal impact on the local environment and the sustainable development of the local population.
The Blom Group is the largest provider of geospatial services in Europe and has one of the largest survey aircraft fleets in the world. All aircraft can be mounted with a variety of sensors that allow Blom to offer services through all stages of the asset life cycle. Blom have successfully operated all over the globe and have significant experience of operating aircraft in remote locations. In addition to a large technical resource, Blom employs more than 1,000 highly skilled staff in 21 countries. In combination this makes it possible for Blom to deliver high quality, cost effective products that are on time and to budget. Another significant advantage of using airborne survey is the reduced requirement to have personnel on the ground reducing health and safety risks to a more acceptable level and providing efficiency savings to the project.