There are few opportunities that come with greater challenges than finding and extracting ever-increasing quantities of energy from the Earth’s natural resources. From using resource mapping satellites for oil and gas exploration, mining activity or the development of renewable sources of energy, the application of remote sensing geology is fast becoming the route to competitive advantage and operational success.
Geospatial and temporal data from satellites can transform performance in exploration, site planning, energy extraction, asset management and infrastructure monitoring. Even in emergency situations such as an oil spill, detection by satellite remote sensing can provide significant benefits to both the industry and the environment.
Increasingly, very high resolution satellite imagery is also being used to derive commercial advantage by monitoring and analysing energy supply with near-real-time effectiveness from high-frequency revisits to areas of interest in the global energy supply chain.
Earth-i supports oil and gas companies, mining businesses, power companies, grid operators and regulators with high resolution spatial and temporal geodata and resource mapping, to support fast and effective decision-making in this critical sector.
- Exploration support, site surveys and mapping solutions
- Infrastructure and asset mapping and monitoring (onshore and offshore)
- Environmental monitoring and operational impact assessment
- Leak and seep detection, oil spill response and disaster assessment
- Commercial intelligence, data gathering and analysis
Advanced Coffee Crop Optimisation for Rural Development
Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world and is critical to the economic output of many countries. Using satellite technology, along with mobile apps, the consortium of Earth-i and WeatherSafe work to improve coffee crop yield and quality and to improve the supply chain in developing countries.
Satellite imagery has a rich history in helping to find valuable minerals across nearly every aspect of the mining process. Insight into the lithology and drainage patterns of an area can be greatly enhanced with the right image, and planning the extraction of discovered minerals is easier with knowledge of the access routes, vegetation coverage and other natural barriers in advance of a field trip.
High resolution multi-spectral spatial data is a highly cost-effective method of rapidly surveying geographical areas of interest. These images allow skilled geologists to map rock formations, elevations and major geological features which will in turn assist with the exploration of new sites. Satellite data is integrated with 2D and 3D seismic surveys and other geo-datasets to analyse the potential for oil and gas extraction.
Efficient and effective siting of new solar and wind farms is key to meeting the energy needs of the world’s ever growing population. Satellite imagery can be used to not only map existing installations but also allow planners and engineers to review potential and available sites and communicate the advantages of renewable energy to the local and wider communities.