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Aerial Mapping: Oil & Gas

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Aerial Mapping: Oil & Gas

The Revolution

The oil and gas industry is one of the most significant players in the global economy. Being an Alberta-based company, we are no strangers to this fact. In recent years, aerial mapping has revolutionized the way the oil and gas industry collects, analyzes, and uses data. With its ability to provide accurate and comprehensive information, aerial mapping has changed the way oil and gas companies approach things like; exploration, production, and environmental management.

Accurate Data Collection

The accurate collection of data is a key benefit of aerial mapping.
This data can be used for a wide range of purposes. Here is a short list;

  • Site analysis
  • Geological mapping
  • Pipeline management
  • Production planning

By the way, companies can also create high-resolution maps that accurately depict the terrain and provide detailed information about the location of resources, potential drilling sites, and other critical infrastructure.

Improving Safety and Productivity

Being able to improve safety and productivity is a constant goal in the industry. Nobody wants to get hurt at work. With accurate mapping, companies can better plan and execute drilling operations, reducing the risk of accidents and minimizing the impact on the environment. Aerial mapping also helps companies to optimize production processes, identify areas of inefficiency, and implement new technologies to improve operations.

Assessing Environmental Impacts

Another benefit of aerial mapping is the ability to assess environmental impacts. Oil and gas companies can use aerial mapping to identify and assess the impact of their operations on the environment. This information can be used to minimize the impact of drilling operations, develop more sustainable production processes, and implement best practices to reduce the environmental impact of the industry.

Ethical Benefits of Aerial Mapping

You may have heard about how Canada’s oil and gas industry is more ethical than other oil and gas that may be shipped overseas. How we treat our people and our environment sets us apart and aerial mapping has its role to play in this. When you have the technology to navigate dangerous terrain with a drone or a person, the cost-effective drone makes the decision a no-brainer.  With accurate data collection, improved safety and productivity, and the ability to assess environmental impacts Aerial Mapping is truly revolutionary.


With its ability to provide critical information, aerial mapping has transformed the way oil and gas companies operate, making it an essential tool for success in the industry.

Watch the following documentary to learn more about the history of Oil & Gas in Alberta.

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