Exprodat at Utah State University
Exprodat has provided the Geology Department at Utah State University (College of Science) with licenses of their popular Exploration Analyst and Data Assistant extensions to Esri’s ArcGIS for use in geothermal resource exploration.
These software products were created to assist the petroleum industry with an exploration strategy called “Play Fairway Analysis”. Pioneered by the petroleum industry to integrate data at regional and/or basin scale in order to systematically define and rank exploration targets (plays), Play Fairway Analysis provides greater technical rigor than traditional exploration approaches, and facilitates quantitative risk-based decisions even when data are sparse or incomplete.
John Shervais, Professor of Geology at Utah State University explained more about how the software will help geothermal resource exploration: “Integration and analysis of data is critical if our geothermal Play Fairway Analysis is to be successful. Using Exprodat’s software means we are able to easily and quickly take data from a huge range of sources to build a powerful ArcGIS database and perform geotechnical interpretation.”