Oil and gas (O&G) companies aim to manage seabed survey data based on sound geo-information management principles and practices. Historically, geographical features interpreted from seabed survey have been delivered in unstructured CAD files that have led to many difficulties in the management of survey data. These issues include the fact that data from different surveys has been difficult to integrate and share with joint venture partners. In view of these needs, the OGP Seabed Survey Data Model (SSDM) Task Force was formed in 2010 to define a standard GIS data model for seabed survey. This model can be used as a deliverable standard between O&G companies and survey contractors, as well as a sound data model for managing seabed survey data at an enterprise level within O&G companies.
Version 1 of the SSDM package may be downloaded here. The zip will unpack itself into the following structure:
The SSDM v1 was launched at the ESRI Petroleum User Group in April 2011. The launch presentation may be downloaded here.
In March 2013 OGP Report No. 462-02 - Guideline for the delivery of the SSDM was published. The purpose of the document is to provide a technical specification for the delivery of seabed survey data in GIS format and in compliance with the OGP SSDM.
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