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Using Geospatial Data in Oil and Gas

April 18 @ 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm

The UK geospatial industry is expected to generate over £10 billion of business a year in the UK economy, with geospatial products and services offering value to most industry sectors.

Geospatial is a term used to describe data and technology that has a geographic or locational component. For example, “Exactly where is my ROV (or drone)?” or “Where does my pipeline cross that telecoms cable?” would be a geospatial questions.

Geospatial data has been available for some time, but several recent changes are making it a hot topic currently. These include:

  • the establishment of the Geospatial Commission by the UK Government to assist UK organisations to exploit the business opportunities arising from the use of geospatial data
  • the availability of a significant budget from the UK Government to support the development of the geospatial industry
  • improved availability and quality of data held by public sector organisations
  • developments in data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, etc that are enabling improved synthesis and application of geospatial data

OGIC will be speaking at and facilitating a workshop in Aberdeen on Thursday 18 April 2019 to discuss how the sector in Scotland can optimise its share of this £10 billion market, and how the public sector can help companies to do this.

We believe the event will be of particular relevance to subsea contractors and subsea supply chain, to drone companies and potentially to oil and gas operators. To reserve a place, please click here.

The workshop is organised by Optimat Ltd on behalf of a Steering Committee including Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish Government, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, ScotlandIS, Opportunity North East, representatives of Scotland’s academic community and the private sector.  This steering group is seeking to develop a geospatial cluster in Scotland.

If you can’t make it to the Aberdeen event, similar workshops will take place elsewhere in Scotland in April:

  • Afternoon of 16 April 2019 at Scottish Enterprise, Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street, Glasgow G2 5HQ – to reserve a place at the Glasgow workshop, click here.
  • Afternoon of 17 April 2019 at Scottish Enterprise, Enterprise House, 3 Greenmarket,  Dundee DD1 4QB – to reserve a place at the Dundee workshop, click here.
  • Afternoon of 26 April 2019 at Highlands and Islands Enterprise, An Lòchran, 10 Inverness Campus, Inverness, IV2 5NA – to reserve a place at the Inverness workshop, click here.




April 18
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm
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Scottish Enterprise
41 Albyn Place
Aberdeen, AB10 1YN United Kingdom
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