Oil and Gas Facilities

Satellite imagery can be used to predict the amount of oil remaining in crude oil tanks, as well as the construction progress of oil storage and gas facilities. By collecting and regularly observing shadow data from the inside and outside of crude oil tanks captured in satellite imagery, it is possible to understand how the amount of oil stored in the tank changes.

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Estimating Crude Oil Volume

The amount of oil remaining in the oil storage can be estimated by the shadow data inside and outside the oil tank regularly collected through satellite imagery. If continuously identifying the oil stockpile and comparing/analyzing the before and after data, you can predict the appropriate supply price and demand of the crude oil as well as the current stockpile and daily fluctuations. Using this technique, a company in Silicon Valley in the United States achieved an accurate analysis of crude oil stockpiles, drawing attention from the financial industry around the world.

Facility Site and Construction

You can identify the optimal location for oil and gas facilities through an accurate topographic survey based on satellite imagery, and at the same time, manage the impact on the environment by investigating materials leaked from facilities such as factory waste observed in rivers. In addition, satellite imagery regularly taken in the same area enables you to monitor the construction scale and increase/decrease of related facilities, or create manufacturing indicators such as crude oil tanks and factory construction sites. Moreover, regular tracking and observation help you quickly identify specific points requiring repair in related facilities and respond on time.