Greetings and welcome to the premier edition of The WhiteStar Navigator, the new monthly newsletter from The WhiteStar Corporation. We have retooled our newsletter to keep you informed about product updates, to save you time and to help you better navigate industry trends.
Geospatial Wisdom: Benefit from our Experience
Breaking Down Barriers to Collaboration
Technologies such as GIS map servers and web mapping services (WMS) are making it easier for E&P organizations to collaborate on mapping projects. But some companies are learning that paving the way for collaboration often takes more than new technology. It may require a sea-level change in attitude across the enterprise.
Explore to the Core: WhiteStar Product Updates
For the fourth quarter of 2010, WhiteStar Wells has been enhanced to include cumulative production data for Texas and Louisiana.
The WhiteStar Exploration Cube™
WhiteStar Wells is a key component in WhiteStar's synergistic approach in working with its clients. For each project we combine our accurate Data Layers with our Geospatial Wisdom to create a custom "WhiteStar Exploration Cube." The WhiteStar Exploration Cube is a strategic and precise layering of data that enables each client to see the "Big Picture" of their project in order to make crucial business decisions. To learn more about this product update or for more details about The WhiteStar Exploration Cube, contact Lorrie Francis, Director of Business Development, at 1-800-736-6277.
Synergy: Strategic Alliances to Streamline Exploration
The WhiteStar Corporation and The Timoney Group, both based in Denver, Colorado, have teamed up to launch Wellspotmap.com, a free online look-up service containing information for 3.8 million oil and gas wells in the United States.
Ask the Expert
Robert White is a 3rd generation geologist with over 20 years of Geospatial Wisdom.
Question: Collaboration among departments sounds great, but doesn't the risk of data inconsistency increase dramatically when so many groups can edit existing data or contribute their own data layers?
Answer: Just because a collaborative tool exists doesn't mean that everyone in the department can go "hog wild". Trusted work flows must still exist in each department, however, the benefit is that data can be compiled, changed, and edited parallel to the functions taking place simultaneously in other departments. Right now work flows are somewhat contingent upon each other and bottlenecks abound.