Markham, ON Canada – April 26, 2007 -- DMTI Spatial (DMTI), a leading provider of location intelligence solutions, has been selected by Suncor Energy Inc. to improve the company’s asset team’s ability to analyze geography around potential natural gas well sites quickly and efficiently.
By using DMTI’s CanMap® Oil and Gas Bundle, technologists will have access to detailed hydrology, highway and transportation, and culture data enabling them to locate potentially sensitive areas around selected drilling spots. These could include environmentally delicate areas, existing pipeline networks, vegetation and wetlands, road locations and Aboriginal communities.
The process of determining exactly where a natural gas well can be drilled is quite complex. Geologists determine the existence of natural gas pockets through a myriad of geographical tests and then narrow down the potential area to be surveyed. Using DMTI’s data, technologists can create sophisticated and detailed maps of the area, overlay them on satellite images and quickly rule out areas that are not ideal based on a series of criteria. The increased accuracy within DMTI’s data accelerates decision making and eliminates the need for several on-site surveys which become costly.
“Suncor Energy is another example of market leading companies in the Oil and Gas sector that are looking to further leverage Location Intelligence across the enterprise. Challenges are being met with growing regulatory requirements and revenue targets through the use of very accurate and robust spatial data”, say Billy Ormerod, Energy Industry Manager at DMTI Spatial. “The derived benefits we see with best practice implementations of our data products result in better business analytics, streamlined workflows and reduced operational costs.”
DMTI’s CanMap Oil and Gas bundle is an enterprise license allowing for unlimited users within energy companies to leverage the data to support products such as well-site and pipeline planning, emergency response planning, risk assessment, environmental assessment and wind-farm scouting. The application significantly reduces the effort required in acquiring and manipulating data from various sources with different data models and varying levels of accuracy. The bundle includes CanMap® Streetfiles, CanMap® Water, CanMap® Topographic data and Census Boundaries.
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DMTI Spatial has been providing industry leading location intelligence solutions for more than a decade to Global 2000 companies and government agencies. DMTI’s world-class Location Hub platform uniquely identifies and cross-references a universe of location-based data. DMTI is the creator of the CanMap suite of geospatial data products, including CanMap® Streets and RouteLogistics, the gold standard for location data in Canada. DMTI also provides professional services and software tools bringing full solutions to the marketplace. For more information see:
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