TotalEnergies Leverages Advanced Elevation Data to Enhance Exploration of Oil and Gas Projects Worldwide

TotalEnergies Leverages Advanced Elevation Data to Enhance Exploration of Oil and Gas Projects Worldwide

The Client

TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies (previously known as Total S.A) is a French multinational integrated oil and gas company that is engaged in the exploration, production, refining, and marketing of oil and natural gas, as well as the production and marketing of petrochemical products. The company operates in more than 130 countries worldwide and is one of the six "Supermajor" oil and gas companies.

TotalEnergies is involved in a wide range of oil and gas projects around the world, including upstream exploration and production, downstream refining and marketing, and trading and shipping. In the upstream sector, the company is engaged in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas in a variety of countries, including the United States, Canada, Russia, the Middle East, and Africa.

The Challenge

How to optimize exploratory phases of oil and gas projects?

In order to effectively carry out the exploratory phases of oil and gas projects around the world, it is vital that the company has a thorough understanding of the terrain in which they will be operating. This includes understanding the geology of the area, as well as the potential environmental and societal impacts of the project. Understanding the terrain also includes knowledge of the potential for natural disasters, such as floods or earthquakes.

By understanding the terrain, TotalEnergies can make informed decisions about the feasibility of a project and take necessary precautions to mitigate potential risks. This is crucial for the successful completion of their exploration and production activities.

The Benefits

Advanced elevation data to make better-informed decisions

There are several benefits of using PlanetDEM's global elevation data for TotalEnergies in the oil and gas sector:
1. Improved site selection: By using PlanetDEM's global elevation data, TotalEnergies can more effectively identify potential drilling sites and assess the topography and geology of an area anywhere in the world. This can lead to more successful exploration and production activities.
2. Increased efficiency: Using PlanetDEM's data allows TotalEnergies to make more informed decisions about where to drill, which can ultimately lead to more successful projects. This can save the company time and money in the long run.
3. Better risk management: By having a thorough understanding of the terrain in which they will be operating, TotalEnergies can take necessary precautions to mitigate potential risks. This includes identifying areas that may be more susceptible to natural disasters, such as floods or earthquakes.
4. Enhanced data accuracy: Using PlanetDEM's commercial elevation data, which is known to be reliable, and free of artefacts, TotalEnergies can be more confident in the accuracy of their data, and the decisions they make based on it.

Overall, using PlanetDEM's global elevation data allows TotalEnergies to make better-informed decisions about where to drill, which can lead to more successful projects, greater efficiency, and better risk management.

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