Setting the Course for UK Operational Oceanography

16 January, 2013


Geographical Information System Technology for Subsea Projects

17 January 2013 London Evening Meeting

Chairman Iain Knight, JP Kenny







This presentation outlined the core concepts of Geomatics in Oil and Gas field development combining the interoperable capabilities of GIS with other engineering platforms. An emphasis being put on demonstrating the functionality of GIS and its tools, which have become more prominent in the Oil and Gas industry by aiding the project team in fast, efficient and accurate decision support.

With an ever increasing need to report up-to-date information, accurate data analysis and asset integrity management, GIS enables automated processes combined with 3D modeling techniques to assist in the analysis and timely reporting of geographic data needed on projects from tender to decommissioning. Such uses have be successfully incorporated into Tullow deep sea projects off the West coast of Africa.

Bolt on functionality with automated Alignment sheet generation, 3D modeling fly through and secure Web Mapping Services capabilities have seen GIS deep water applications expand progressively over the past few years into a prominent engineering based tool.


Geographical Information System Technology for Subsea Projects
Quinton Gero, Pipeline Geo‐data Manager, INTECSEA

Quinton Gero Biography

Over the past 7 years, Quinton Gero has been integrating Geographical Information System (GIS) platforms into Mining, Water and Sanitation and Subsea Oil and Gas projects. Mr. Gero holds a BSc. and BSc. (Hon) degree in Geomatics and Environmental Management and Analysis, respectively, from the Pretoria University South Africa. For the last 3 years, he has been working at INTECSEA as a GIS Specialist, but more recently as the Pipeline Geo-data Manager, where his focus is on developing, maintaining and integrating a fully functional GIS model for support in design and as-built projects.