It's okay to be a bit extra at times. Extra data, extra solutions, extra guacamole at Chipotle. We like having options when it comes to our everyday lives, but also in regards to much more complex matters - like Full Field Optimization. The planning processes surrounding this aspect of the Oil and Gas industry involves a large amount of information coupled with an even heftier amount of time spent coming up with a single solution. If it was possible, wouldn't you want to not only be able to cut down on this commitment of resources - but also gain extra insights and solutions in a fraction of the time it would typically take to produce a single solution?
Hopefully, the answer was a resounding yes.
Truth is, we think so too.
Integrated Geomancy operates within the realms of extra. This surplus comes in two distinct forms, both of which set this application apart and offer more value to the user, team, and organization relying on it. This added benefit refers to scenarios and supplemental data.
The Geomancy Project Structure
Before diving into why these features are so important, we should first discuss the structure of a typical Integrated Geomancy project. This toolset is designed to store input data, output data, and settings inside of an overarching project infrastructure. At the highest level, projects contain everything from data to scenarios to results and settings.
Speaking of data, the only information necessary for establishing a project is a Digital Elevation Model (DEM), a polygon feature class representing the Study Area, and a name with which it will be referenced from here on out. This is stored at the project level, along with any supplemental data. Purely optional, supplemental data is often referred to as constraints as it aides planning in better mimicking real-world environments and situations for the area and circumstances in question. Once data is added to a project, scenarios may then be created with the intent of generating results for asset placement and optimizations based on the data selected by the user.
All results produced are stored within the project in relation to the applicable scenario. Likewise, data that is specified for inclusion in a scenario is not modified at a project level - allowing the underlying data to remain pristine.
Scenarios: What If, Then
Now that you have more insight into the basic structure of a project within Integrated Geomancy, it may be easier to see the value in approaching processing based on scenarios. These instances allow you to run through a case from start to finish - better yet, data selection to generating full results - without having to upload data each time, redefine the area of interest, or guess at what settings and measurements were used to produce a solution.