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Oil & Gas
The Oil & Gas industry has a long collaboration with the VAE team to expand the operational use of EO-based information across the sector.
This collaboration led, in 2014, to an official sub-committee being set up (under the geomatics committee) for the promotion of Earth Observation, within the framework of the organization that represents the industry, the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP). Both ESA and EARSC (the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies) are present as observers within this Earth Observation sub-committee. In addition, EARSC are facilitating the dialogue and building the bridge between the EO service community and the Oil & Gas user community through a web portal known as as as OGEO.
Finally, ESA have completed (end 2014) four land-mark studies that document the very latest information in terms of requirements for geospatial information coming from the oil & gas sector in all phases of project implementation. The studies covered both on-shore and off-shore operations and were carried out with the active participation of many companies in the oil & gas sector active in IOGP. Further details of the results can be found on the OGEO portal.
Various workshops for the Oil & Gas community have been taking place. Here follow links to the contents of two of them.