Tatweer Petroleum adopted the best GIS practices when implementing Tatweer’s Spatial Data Infrastructure and utilizing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for day-to-day Operations in the Bahrain Oil Field.

The initial milestone of the project was to have a detailed geospatial survey of the entire Bahrain Field, which was completed and introduced as the first "As-Built Geo-Spatial Map" of the Bahrain Field since the first oil well drilled in 1932. This allowed us to develop and deliver reliable GIS solution that eliminated conflicts and overlaps between projects, facilitating user acceptance. This led to the introduction of the concept of Spatial Data Infrastructure at an organizational level, which empowered the company with open access to high precision and up-to-date GIS services.

Following the SDI project and As-Built GeoSpatial Map, the GIS team is leading the initiative in utilizing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), also known as Drones, to address the unique needs of the daily operations by providing safe, efficient, and cost-effective maintenance and inspection solution. Surveying and mapping is time-consuming, difficult, and often dangerous. UAV’s are used to allow surveyors and mappers to collect unlimited aerial data with precise measurements, while saving time, money, and manpower. They provide premium processing and analytic capabilities to support critical processes such as volume measurements, terrain mapping, site planning, etc. The survey data produces highly accurate, best-in-class orthophotos and Digital Elevation Models (DEMs).

This paper demonstrates the process of creating the first "As-Built Geo-Spatial Map" for the Bahrain Field, building Spatial Data Infrastructure, and utilizing Drone technology for day-to-day operations.

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