UAE: Bayanat for Mapping & Surveying Services (Bayanat) has confirmed that it has been selected by the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) for a Spatial Data Acquisition project that will involve surveying & providing detailed geographic information for 24,000 km2 of ADCO ”s concession area and major oil fields.
The announcement by Bayanat, one of Mubadala”s defense-related companies, and ADCO took place during the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) 2013.
The aerial and field surveys will collectively cover approximately 30% of the UAE”s total geographical area. ADCO is an Exploration and Production Oil company, part of ADNOC Group, which extracts and produces oil from the onshore and shallow water areas of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. ADCO intends to utilise the survey outputs to enhance its operational efficiencies and direct its growth plans.
Bayanat was selected for the project due to its leadership and extensive experience in the mapping and surveying field. The company owns the most comprehensive topographic database of the UAE and offers various spatial data acquisition, processing and cartography and visualisation services to fulfill the needs of a multitude of industries. The contract with ADCO forms part of Bayanat”s ongoing efforts to further expand its operations across Oil and Gas and other primary industries.
“We consider our engagement with ADCO as a major milestone in broadening our presence in the Oil & Gas industry, which we consider as one of our main target sectors. We expect to substantially add to our Oil & Gas related expertise through our interaction with ADCO, a respected industry player. Moreover, this project will enable us to participate in the enhancement of Abu Dhabi”s strategic capabilities, particularly in the Oil & Gas field,” said Khaled Al Melhi, CEO, Bayanat for Mapping & Surveying Services.
“Given the scope and sensitivity of our operational areas, we need to have easy access to their minutest geographic detail. Backed by Bayanat”s industry-leading surveying capabilities, we will have all the information we need to properly manage, monitor and plan operations in the various oil fields and concession area,” added Mohamed Ali Sanad Alqubaisi, Senior Vice President Support Services, Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations.