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OGP guidelines for using GNSS in oil and gas

UK: The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) issued a document of new guidelines for how to use global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) in the oil and gas industry. The document has been issued together with the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). It has been prepared by OGP’s geomatics committee and IMCA’s offshore survey division management committee.
Last time such guidelines were published in 1994 by the Surveying & Positioning Committee of the United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA).
The document provides guidelines for the use of GNSS to position vessels, vehicles and other fixed and mobile installations during oil exploration and production (E&P) related surveying and positioning activities. It represents an overview of the recommended principles for reliable positioning and includes recommended minimum statistical testing and quality measures essential for rigorous quality control and performance assessment.
Although primarily aimed at E&P related surveying and positioning activities, the principles and recommendations of this guideline are equally valid for any similar activities where precise position is critical, for example: renewable energy plants, cable laying operations, harbour construction and management, etc.
There are sections covering the recommended competence of operators and users, and common data formats used for exchange of positioning data.
Source: OGP