Geospatial Wisdom: Benefit from our Experience
Digging Deeper into Your Data
Explorationists have a tendency to take critical exploration data at face value. Of course, you want your well locations to show up in the right place on your map. What measurable confidence do you have that this location is indeed correct? An exploration project will probably not get very far if a critical pipeline doesn't show up or you're missing a well or two on your map.
Explore to the Core:
Digging Deeper Webinars Coming Soon
Robert White and Mike Schiewe will be recording five-minute webinars around the theme, "Did you know WhiteStar data can...?" These webinars are designed to give you tips on how to dig deeper into the WhiteStar Exploration Cube and will show you exactly how to drill down into WhiteStar data layers to extract valuable information and spot trends. And all in the time it takes to enjoy that mug of coffee! Expect to see the first of many webinettes on our website later this month.
Synergy: Getting to Know Kent Knutson
We are pleased to welcome Kent Knutson as the new WhiteStar National Account Manager. Joining our team last fall, Kent has begun introducing himself to many of you at conferences and personal meetings. He is based here in Lakewood, Colorado, but will be making regular visits to Houston. He brings an impressive background to WhiteStar including past positions at McGraw Hill Platt's Division, Global Energy Decisions, and FT Energy. Kent earned a Master's in Geography from University of Denver and holds an MBA from Regis University. He is also a veteran of the United States Peace Corp.! Please contact Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org or on his mobile at 720-235-7501.
Ask the Expert
Robert White is a 3rd generation geologist with over 20 years of Geospatial Wisdom.
Question: You've often made the point that free data usually costs more in the long run. Which free Internet data sets, in your experience, provide the least added value to oil and gas mapping projects?
Answer: The ones that cause the most trouble are the free/unmaintained land grid data sets of any sort. They don't edge-match evenly township-to-township or across river boundaries and state lines. Sometimes the data are incomplete, and often more than one version is floating around on the Internet making it extremely difficult to know you have the latest. Also, your project will not fit on any industry standard base.