The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) would like to announce the launch of the Seabed Survey Data Model (Version 1) at the ESRI Petroleum User Group conference. The data model has been in preparation since January 2010 with the support of support of oil and gas companies, survey companies and software vendors.
The aim of the data model is to:
• Facilitate a streamlined workflow for managing seabed survey data for oil and gas companies.
• Provide a consistent data model to enable simpler integration of seabed survey data.
• Enable the simpler exchange of seabed survey data with joint venture partners.
• Provide a industry data model that survey contractors can use for providing seabed survey deliverables.
What is the Seabed Survey Data Model?
The Seabed Survey Data Model is an industry template/standard for how seabed survey data is delivered to and then managed by oil and gas companies.
The main areas of SSDM application are:
• Platform and drilling hazard site surveys – shallow geophysical and high-resolution 2D/3D seismic.
• Sweep and bathymetric surveys – side scan sonar and singlebeam/multibeam echosounder.
• Pipeline route surveys, pipeline span/surveillance/inspection surveys using side scan sonar, but excluding ROV based pipeline inspection survey.
The Seabed Survey Data Model models the following data types collected and interpreted from seabed surveys: shallow
geohazards, seabed features, sediments, environmental samples, and bathymetry and survey project details.
What Does the Seabed Survey Data Model Comprise of?
• OGP Technical Guidance note.
• ESRI geodatabase template.
• Data dictionary.
• ESRI symbology stylesheet.
• Conceptual data model diagrams.
• FAQ’s document.
• User and contractor guideline.
• Corporate database (ArcSDE) implementation guide.
Where Can I Get Hold of the Seabed Survey Data Model Material?
The Seabed Survey Data Model forms part of a series of technical guidance notes and positioning data exchange formats that can be downloaded from http://info.ogp.org.uk/geodesy/.