September Newsletter

Enhancing Oil and Gas Well Inventory Development with Unconventionals Analyst

One dynamic upstream exploration and production Getech client has harnessed the power of Unconventionals Analyst to optimize operational efficiency, expedite decision-making and foster growth in its oil and gas endeavors.

The company, a recognized leader in the oil and gas industry, specializing in upstream exploration and production activities in the core of the Eagle Ford Shale and Austin Chalk formations (Texas) faced workflow related challenges including:

  • grappling with labour-intensive manual processes, relying on bespoke Python scripts and manual drawing methods to create well sticks, determine well spacing and analyze well data.
  • each department following its own unique solutions, resulting in inconsistent practices and diverse tools.
  • manual calculations and script-based workflows leading to extended project timelines and inefficiencies.

On implementing Unconventionals Analyst, the company’s GIS lead and team found significant benefits, including:

  • Seamless Integration into the company’s ArcGIS Pro environment, accelerating its implementation.
  • Significant time savings through automating tasks such as generating well sticks and evaluating well spacing.
  • Improved field development decisions through precise well spacing calculations and upside well locations, all empowered by UA tools.
  • standardized processes where UA’s unified toolkit ensured project modelling was easily comparable across the company’s portfolio.
  • Better cross-departmental collaboration between GIS professionals, geoscientists, and reservoir engineers resulting in expedited project evaluations, seamless knowledge sharing and development of synergies between teams.
  • Elimination of bottlenecks through streamlined workflows that didn’t rely solely on the GIS lead.

Moreover, UA licenses offered robust functionality at a competitive price point, ensuring a cost-effective solution.

“Unconventionals Analyst has been a game-changer for us. The efficiency gains, the time savings, and the informed decision-making have had significant impacts on our projects. It’s a Swiss Army Knife of curated unconventionals tools designed around the geoscience and GIS professional that has paid for itself in 1 transaction”.

Read our press release, see our website to learn more about Unconventionals Analyst or contact our team at for more information.

Globe 2023: new capabilities for resource exploration

Globe is our distillation of 400+ million years of Earth’s history into a single Geographic Information System, providing users with instantaneous access to what happened, where, and when across topics including plate tectonics, structural development, thermal events, paleogeography, paleoclimate, sediment supply, and the accumulation of organic-rich rocks.

Globe rests on a detailed structural framework interpreted from Getech’s incomparable synthesis of global gravity and magnetic data and unique derivatives. The structures and geophysical data inform a state-of-the-art plate tectonic model, which allows insightful paleogeographic reconstructions based on our gargantuan compilation of public data and literature.

The palaeogeographies, acknowledged as the gold standard by the paleoclimate-modelling community, provide boundary conditions for paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic modelling, which illuminate the genetic conditions driving sedimentary systems. Every data point, every literature reference, and every feature of every map are fully attributed and instantly accessible to allow explorers to start thinking, rather than sweating to gather fundamental information, anywhere in the world at any time since the Permian.

Explorers use Globe to pin-point the most likely site of valuable deposits using genetic hydrocarbon- or mineral-systems approaches in fields as diverse as:

  • Geothermal heat
  • Energy transition metals like copper and lithium 
  • Natural hydrogen
  • Fertilizers such as potash
  • Carbon storage reservoirs
  • Carbon-advantaged hydrocarbons

Globe documents Earth’s history to help find resources today. Click here for more information about Globe or read more in our press release.

Magnetic data: an essential tool for critical minerals exploration in Africa

Our industry-leading compilation of magnetic data in Africa continues to expand and evolve helping explorers target critical minerals essential for the energy transition  

With the ever-increasing demand for access to critical minerals vital to support the global energy transition, Africa’s vast natural resources present a significant opportunity. Our unique compilation of African magnetic data can help reignite your African exploration programme

Magnetic Data: A Key Exploration Tool

Long recognised as a key tool in the exploration of mineral resources, Magnetic data enables cost-effective mapping and analysis of large areas to target exploration programmes, avoiding wasted effort, reducing risk and saving money.

Magnetic data particularly helps with:

  • Identification of mafics/ultramafics, often associated with magmatic nickel accumulations and recently identified as key source for natural hydrogen.
  • Identification and modelling of Iron Oxide Copper Gold (IOCG) deposits, in conjunction with gravity data.
  • Mapping radiogenic granites, an essential starting point for hard rock lithium exploration.
  • Locating titanium sands.
  • Mapping the location and geometry of carbonatites which can contain economic concentrations of rare earth elements.
  • Locating porphyry copper deposits.
  • Identification of intra-crustal structures, often associated with major mineral deposits.

Our compilation of African magnetic data comprises a merge of approximately 400 legacy airborne surveys that have been recovered, edited, micro-levelled and reprocessed with consistent parameters. The result is an unparalleled, self-consistent dataset that enables cost-effective geological analysis of large regional areas to target your exploration efforts for a range of resources.

Our magnetic dataset, together with its partner gravity compilation, provides an excellent tool to effectively map the extent and geometry of mineralisation zones to target exploration efforts.

For more information on Getech’s magnetic and gravity datasets, and minerals system analysis services, read our blog and contact the team at

Multi-Sat 2020 – Explore Like Never Before

Satellites orbit several hundreds of kilometres above the Earth’s surface, continuously collecting information including gravity readings and altimetry data. The beauty of gravity measurements from satellite altimetry data is that using sea-surface height measurements allows for generating gravity at the sea surface rather than relying on gravity recordings from the satellite elevation. The result being that gravity measurements can be made at a much higher resolution, broadening the range of potential uses.

The availability of additional satellite mission data combined with further developments of our unique processing workflow means that Multi-Sat 2020 is our highest resolution and most accurate global offshore gravity data set to date, ushering in a new era for altimetry derived gravity. Multi-Sat utilises data from six different satellites with, ultimately, the integration of 12 cycles of altimeter data, including five cycles from new missions of AltiKa DM and Jason-2 alongside previously processed cycles from CryoSat-2, Jason-1, ERS-1 and Geosat.

In offshore areas, gravity data is typically acquired aboard marine survey vessels. Covering large areas can be both slow and expensive. Multi-Sat 2020 provides a similar grid resolution as regional shipborne gravity and, crucially, is available as a self-consistent 1km grid over all offshore areas. This gives Multi-Sat 2020 users a tool to:

  • Map structural prospects over large regional areas at a previous unachievable scale.
  • Integrate proprietary data sets with a smaller resolution gap allowing for more consistency of interpretation.
  • Carry out quantitative modelling with more confidence.
  • Use the data to identify more subtle lateral lithological variations.

The uplift in coherent resolution offered by Multi-Sat has been shown previously in our blog; relatively subtle subsurface density variations related to prospective sand channel were identified with Multi-Sat 2020 and mapped with confidence away from seismic and well data. This has the potential to help cost-effectively focus exploration efforts for petroleum, natural gas and carbon storage projects.

Interested? Find out more about how Multi-Sat 2020 can help you by emailing us at

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