Exprodat Releases Common Risk Segment Mapping Software for use in Petroleum Exploration Play Fairway Analysis

Exprodat today announces the release of Team-GIS Segment Analyst, a toolkit for building common risk segment maps for use in exploration play fairway analysis. With Team-GIS Segment Analyst petroleum E&P companies can improve their understanding of play risk, reduce technical uncertainty and significantly reduce technical evaluation cycle times. For further information see http://www.exprodat.com/software/TGSA.

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London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) October 28, 2009

Exprodat today announces the release of Team-GIS Segment Analyst, a toolkit for building common risk segment maps for use in exploration play fairway analysis. With Team-GIS Segment Analyst petroleum E&P companies can improve their understanding of play risk, reduce technical uncertainty and significantly reduce technical evaluation cycle times. For further information see http://www.exprodat.com/software/TGSA.

Team-GIS Segment Analyst is an ArcGIS extension for creating common risk segment maps of basins and play fairways. Multiple input layers from disparate sources (e.g. depositional environment, paleogeography, etc.) can be used as proxies and rapidly assigned numeric risk in order to create risk maps for key play system elements such as reservoir, source and seal, which can then be combined into a common risk segment model. With Team-GIS Segment Analyst the user can better understand play extents, spatial risk distributions, identify 'sweet-spots' and ultimately develop and refine play investment strategy.

Exprodat's Technical Director, Chris Jepps, says, "As long ago as 1996 Peter Rose noted that 'the most difficult and critical decision in petroleum exploration is not which prospect to drill, but which new play to enter'. Helping companies quantify and understand play risk to make better play investment decisions can obviously have tremendous financial ramifications down the line in the petroleum exploration process. Team-GIS Segment Analyst helps geoscientists make better decisions, faster, while allowing E&P organisations to implement consistent and auditable processes through time and across assets."

"Although Team-GIS Segment Analyst is a new product, an early version of the tools were available as the Common Risk Segment module in our acreage ranking product, Team-GIS Acreage Analyst. We felt that the risk segment tools should be de-coupled from the more heavyweight analytical capabilities of Team-GIS Acreage Analyst as they're used to solve a different problem, and this in turn has allowed us to be more competitive with both products, price-wise."

Exprodat's Team-GIS product suite is made up of a number of extensions to ESRI's ArcGIS Desktop that provide 'out-of-the-box' functionality designed specifically for the needs of the petroleum sector. Team-GIS software is data independent and allows E&P companies to integrate vendor data with in-house datasets for use in GIS-based spatial analysis.

ArcGIS is a scalable family of software products comprising a complete geographic information system (GIS) built on industry standards. ArcGIS is used for the creation, management, integration, analysis, display, and dissemination of spatial data. Visualization, editing, and analysis, along with advanced data management, distinguish the ArcGIS software family as the leading GIS software. Much more than a specialized offering for a small niche of specialists, ArcGIS is designed as a scalable system that can be deployed in every organization, from an individual desktop to a globally distributed network of people.

For additional information on Exprodat's software please contact Jules Cullen or visit http://www.exprodat.com.

About Exprodat:
Exprodat Consulting Ltd. (http://www.exprodat.com) specializes in improving petroleum exploration and production activities within the Oil and Gas sector by creatively applying Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies. Exprodat's information management and GIS consultancy experience spans the E&P lifecycle. Exprodat's unique training program focuses on using ESRI's ArcGIS platform to improve E&P workflows, while Exprodat's innovative Team-GIS software helps companies make better data driven decisions to reduce technical uncertainly and improve exploration portfolio management.

About ESRI:
Founded in 1969, ESRI (http://www.esri.com) is the world leader in the GIS software industry. ESRI offers innovative solutions that help users create, manage, analyze, and display information to make timely decisions and solve problems they encounter every day. ESRI's comprehensive product line ranges from desktop GIS to GIS for the enterprise.

Exprodat, Team-GIS, and http://www.exprodat.com are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of Exprodat Consulting Ltd. in the United States and the European Community.

ESRI, ArcView, ArcInfo, ArcEditor, ArcGIS, and http://www.esri.com are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of ESRI in the United States, the European Community, or certain other jurisdictions.

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