Oil & Gas Industry Solutions

GEOTrac’s Customizable Map

The most popular application for customers is GEOTrac’s customizable map. Customers can view the most detailed road data in the industry. Proprietary to GEOTrac, Point2It was built from the ground up to accommodate the requirements of Canada’s oil and gas industry. Off-the-shelf products were insufficient for detail, update frequency and oil and gas specific data. Customers can zoom in and out multiple levels. The map allows for document or file publishing to the map to provide even greater detail about local areas. Multiple GEOFence types can be created around point of interest, road segments, cities, ports and custom markers. Satellite and terrain views are available for customers to get surface detail of the area. Oil and gas facilities such as wells, compressor stations and plants are labeled and right-click detail.

The map’s foundation is built using the LSD grid system which is critical for oil and gas location. Customers can also track and trace vehicles in-transit. The map is ideal for route optimization, security and safety applications. Complete activity reports and details of each vehicle are available with a simple hover over.

Exceptional Coverage

The frontier in the Canadian North is moving further and further north every year. Oil and gas companies are willing to make significant investments to explore remote areas that previously did not make financial sense. The high cost of exploration is not the only challenge faced by oil and gas companies working in Northern Canada.

The Polar region makes two-way communication and global positioning systems for oil and gas companies nearly impossible. Most high-orbit satellites, similar to those used by satellite phones, remain stationary over the equator in a geo-synchronous orbit. Their ability to reach around the curvature of the earth to provide coverage in Northern regions is nearly non-existent. These high-orbit satellites also come with a price tag that is out of this world. Satellite phones when they have coverage, are very expensive due to the high bandwidth usage.

GEOTrac works with a low-earth-orbit satellite network consisting of more than 36 satellites that circumnavigate the earth every 100 minutes. Traveling at more than 29,000 km/h on eight orbital planes, satellites are consistently passing 800 km above the Canadian North.

This exceptional coverage combined with low-cost bandwith provides oil and gas companies with a cost-effective, reliable solution for two-way messaging and global positioning systems.

Rig Moves

GEOTrac has partnered with several trucking and hauling companies to provide efficient trafficking of trucks and equipment to dismantle and move oil derricks quickly and easily. Using global positioning to locate and identify truck types and capacity, central dispatchers have all of the information they need to coordinate large teams of specialized people and equipment.

Leased Equipment

Most oil and gas companies rely heavily on specialized third-party equipment as part of their exploration operations. Often companies will have hundreds of pieces of large equipment from various leasing companies sitting on their property. With GEOTrac, we can monitor the location and status of the equipment including operation time for maintenance. The loss of expensive equipment and savings from preventative maintenance can save companies thousands of dollars every year.

GEOFencing, Leases & Survey Grids

What is GeoFencing? Every map point on earth has longitude and latitude coordinates. Global positioning systems can identify pre-defined areas by their longitude and latitude points. If a truck or piece of equipment enters a pre-defined area such as a LSD, a notification can be sent to central dispatch that a truck which has GEOTrac installed, has either entered or left that area. This is important to know if a company is monitoring closely the activity within that area.

PERF Button

Known in the oil and gas industry as perforation, it refers to the process of perforating the earth's surface as part of drilling for oil or gas. This perforation often happens using high-explosives. It is absolutely critical for all radio frequency devices to be shut off in the vicinity of a detonator for explosives. Detonators use a radio frequency device to detonate.

GEOTrac provides truck drivers the ability to shut off all radio frequency systems in their trucks to prevent any possible accidents. The PERF button is a manual override within the truck. Many oil and gas companies require strict adherence to the use of radio frequency devices on an oil and gas drilling sites.