EO discovery and broker portal for oil and gas

The purpose of this ESA-funded project was to develop an earth observation discovery and broker application for oil and gas. The project’s consortium consisted of the leading geospatial companies including Geocento, Kongsberg Satellite Services, Satellite Applications Catapult, Eomap, Jeobrowser and Globesar. They engaged with the oil and gas community to ensure that the application is well aligned with industry needs, and EO market players to enable visibility of the service, with EARSC playing an important role in this respect.

The consortium were also looking to collaborate with specific individuals who were willing and able to provide guidance on the requirements and design of the application, on behalf of the oil industry, on a regular but strictly time limited basis.

The interactive application enables users to explore how EO technology can be used within the oil and gas industry, and helps to extend the application of the technology across the industry. In addition, it supports existing users in making informed decisions about where, when and how the technology can contribute to activities and challenges.

The application includes interactive tools such as multi-mission planning, access to image archive metadata, linked data and semantic search. However, those who do not necessarily have strong experience in earth observation placed the emphasis on the use of techniques of design, search and visualization making the tool intuitive and easy to use.

The portal complemented EO4OG project outputs in terms of priorities and requirements, and became a part of O-GEO portal, the forum for information exchange between the oil and gas and geoinformation professional communities.

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