If you’re drilling a well in a potentially sensitive area and you’re spending millions of dollars to do it, you want to be certain that well is in the right place.
The IOGP Geomatics Committee helps to provide some of that certainty.
Committee members include specialists in surveying, geodesy, cartography and geospatial data management.
Among the topics they cover are:
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The Geomatics Committee aims to help members by:
The Geomatics committee has the following subcommittees and Task Forces
The IOGP Geomatics Committee, previously known as the Surveying & Positioning Committee, was formed in 2005 by the absorption into IOGP of the now-defunct European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG).
The Committee comprises specialists from IOGP member companies working in the areas of surveying, geodesy, cartography and geo-spatial information/coordinate data management.
Meetings are held twice yearly.
In 2006 the Geomatics Committee took custody of the former-UKOOA (now Oil & Gas UK) positioning formats. They have recently formed an agreement with the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) permitting deprecation of SEG’s positioning formats and recognition of the revised IOGP positioning formats as their replacement. This places the Geomatics Committee as the single global source for positioning advice, guidance and formats provision for the upstream oil and gas industry.
The heritage of Oil & Gas UK and SEG positioning formats will continue to be available once the new combined formats are complete.
Requests for further information about the IOGP Geomatics Committee should be addressed to Committee Manager (Lucyna Kryla-Straszewska):
IOGP, 209-215 Blackfriars Road
London SE1 8NL
The IOGP Geomatics Committee has:
Geodesy Subcommittee members maintain a liaison with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) for spatial referencing and co-ordinate transformations.
The IOGP Geomatics Committee also maintains links with the Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics, APSG.
The EPSG Geodetic Parameter Dataset is a collection of definitions of coordinate reference systems and coordinate transformations. These may be global, regional, national or local in application.