June 30, 2009 -- Infoterra Ltd, a leader in the provision of geospatial products and services, today announced the appointment of McElhanney Consulting Services, as its agent in Canada for global oil seeps data.
Exploring for oil in the World's offshore basins can be very costly both in time and money. To support exploration, Infoterra's team of experts characterise and rank all oil slicks shown on satellite imagery as probable natural seepage or man-made pollution. The company's seeps database, Global Seeps, which covers over 60 million km2, has proved to be a cost-effective risk-ranking tool for oil exploration, as well as providing pollution information for environmental studies.
The team at McElhanney Consulting Services, providers of marine surveys and environmental assessment studies, will be supporting customers in the North America and Arctic regions. "The market for seeps data is truly global so we are delighted to have McElhanney as part of our team to help support our customers in their exploration and environmental applications," said Steve Chafer, Business Manager at Infoterra Ltd.
About Infoterra Ltd
Infoterra Ltd is a leading provider of geographic information products and services. Its portfolio of geographic information solutions includes airborne and satellite data acquisition, geo-information creation, database management and outsourced hosting. Infoterra provides geospatial knowledge to companies worldwide to help them make informed decisions. The company has major customers in government, defence, insurance, utilities, engineering and oil, gas & mineral exploration.
Infoterra Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Astrium, Europe's leading space systems and services specialist. Infoterra Ltd, which incorporates Imass Ltd, is part of the Infoterra Group, which also comprises companies in France, Germany, Hungary and Spain.
McElhanney is an employee owned company based in western Canada and Indonesia providing surveying, mapping, engineering and environmental services worldwide. Its client base includes mineral, oil and gas exploration and development, transportation, land development as well as all levels of government including international development banks for land administration initiatives and disaster based community rebuilding.
For more information, contact:
Sarah Haslam, Infoterra Ltd, +44 (0)116 273 2300
Cheryl Billson, PR for Infoterra, +44 (0)7791 720460, Email Contact