Earth Science Associates has just announced a new ‘direct access’ option for users of its GOM3 Gulf of Mexico database. The new functionality targets users who are just after a quick production number on a well, or who want to know who owns a lease.
Users also get direct access to the Minerals Management Service (MMS) document server in New Orleans and can view MMS reports and query the MMS database directly from GOM3.
Last year, ESA performed a GIS-based risk analysis of the effect of hurricane Rita on fields, facilities and pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico. ESRI’s geoprocessing capability was used to buffer areas around the storm track. These were ‘intersected’ with producing oil and gas fields to calculate capacity at risk. Approximately 250,000 bopd was produced from fields within 60 miles of Hurricane Rita’s path, or 17% of 2004 GOM production. Wells operated by Shell and Chevron were likely to be among the most severely affected. Detailed analyses of both Rita and Katerina’s impact analysis are available from the ESA website
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