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Everyday we are working on exciting projects that help companies begin or expand their GIS practice. Through these mini case studies we want to give you an idea of how we work and what we are currently working on. The projects covered will range from GIS assessments to implementing FME workflows at Global Super Majors.

Feel free to send us project specific questions. 


Pipeline Survey Portal Delivers On-Demand Data

Our client, a nationally-recognized pipeline survey management company turned to the LOGIC team to create a pipeline management portal for real-time project status updates and assessment. Their goal was to create a current and dynamic view of pipeline surveying throughout the company.

The LOGIC team developed a solution that facilitates data capture, secure transfer and uploading to the company’s main database. The tools allow surveyors to take x-rays, photographs and notes on their mobile device and immediately upload and associate them with the segment of pipe they are working on in the field. The secure portal seamlessly communicates the field users’ data to automatically upload notes and documents to a company-wide system that reports what’s happening on each surveying project and pipeline.

The widget has provided a new layer of data and understanding including:

  • Secure login to view current pipeline projects
  • View color-coded progress along the pipeline
  • Easily access information regarding the asset or survey progress based on location or event
  • Ability to click on the pipe or event on the pipe to access documents uploaded to the system like x-rays or photographs

SharePoint Platform Revamp Provides Real-Time Project Visibility

 A large, mid-tier oil company was being underserved by their constrained SharePoint environment and selected the LOGIC team to migrate their existing 2010 version to SharePoint 2013.

The upgraded client environment leverages enterprise search and contains a robust organizational contact chart that allows for easy discovery of personnel by role and responsibility. 

LOGIC led the charge with:

  • Business analysis and information architecture
  • Project management of scope, schedule and budget
  • User interviews and user interface mockups
  • Leading user acceptance testing

Global Database Upgrades for Major Oil & Gas Company

ArcSDE is Esri's technology for accessing and managing geospatial data within relational databases. ArcSDE geodatabases allow you to use other Esri products, such as ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server, as well as custom applications to store, use, and manage all your GIS data in one database management system.

Recently our team led a global ArcSDE upgrade effort for a major oil and gas company. Over the course of the project, our team worked with dozens of offices around the world to remotely upgrade and test the involved databases using a mix of scripts and test plans.

As a result of collaborative planning and clear communication, the upgrade was completed with no hiccups or unexpected issues. Our client quickly regained use of ArcSDE to fulfill day-to-day needs with some additional features delivered by the upgrade. 


Spatial Data Management Workflow Automation with FME for Super Major Business Unit

Our client manages an enormous amount of data. Ingesting, synthesizing and distributing data are the responsibilities of the Data Management team. Our team worked with the client to understand their goals, systems and data functions.

Enter Safe Software’s FME, which allows for the automated flow of data between applications. From there, we helped them build out a robust Extract, Transform and Load architecture that leverages Esri’s ArcGIS Platform, Python, SQL and FME suite in order to meet their daily data needs.   

The development of spatial data management workflows has allowed the large E&P to automate many data transfers, improve quality and enrich data for improved business function. The workflows are taking care of those data tasks we all face each day and is still operating while the team gets some much needed sleep – we are talking lifesaver status!

So far, automated workflows have been applied to:

  • IHS
  • Drillinginfo
  • P2/Tobin
  • Rextag/HART
  • Internal databases

Customized Portal Tools for Advanced Selection, Filtering, and Display Capabilities to Denver based Operator

This project included the need to optimize a smaller ArcGIS for Portal environment, and to provide a custom Portal Theme with an advanced selection and filtering tool. The result was a solution which stabilizes and adds advanced features to Esri Table Control, giving it more functional power.

The custom Esri Theme allows our client to easily spin up new Web Applications via Web AppBuilder. 

Some benefits of the new environment include:

  • Stable ArcGIS for Portal environment (no more random error messages)
  • Advanced filtering of data on map
  • Advanced visualization choice of the data
  • Ease of Web Application authoring and deployment

Global Geospatial Data Management Assessment for Super Major with Detailed Roadmap and Implementation Deliverables

The LOGIC team led a geospatial data management assessment for an international integrated Super Major. The project began by analyzing the current spatial and related data management environment and resulted in providing a roadmap to move their GIS efforts forward.

The main focus of the assessment was Upstream, however with any comprehensive roadmap, midstream and downstream were taken into account. 

Here are a few highlights of the strategic assessment areas that were addressed. A detailed implementation roadmap including timeline and budget were delivered at the completion of the assessment. 

  • Geospatial data governance:
    • Governance structure, processes and procedures
    • Roles and responsibility
    • Data standards
  • Geospatial data architecture:
    • Data classification framework
    • Data architecture
    • Physical architecture
    • Security