Dr. Ouzani Bachir
Orogenic GeoExpro Sdn. Bhd.
A decade ago, scientists and researchers have set ground rules to build, manage and maintain geological databases taking into consideration data diversity, format and volumes. The probability of creating a successful geological database can be increased by careful consideration of the followings:The objective of the database will meet?, Why a database is considered? , When if ever, will the cost and effort of creating the database be repaid?, How will the database be designed and created? , Where are the users? and finally who will be responsible for maintaining the integrity of the database?In today’s information world, the technology encompassing software, hardware, and models to build databases are well advance. But the fine line between successful or failed geological database relies on the ability to turn huge amount of data into information that is critical for decision making, assessments and planning.Experienced, dedicated, and well motivated professional geologists, engineers, petrophysicists, and geophysicists should take advantage of the technological advancements to be at the forefront of database build up and turn data into valuable information.