Oil and Gas – Reclamation

Our service makes the management of Reclamation activities and environmental protection issues easy-to-handle, available on demand, and cost-effective. Traditional surveying technology is labor, skill and cost-intensive, while UAV/airborne imagery increases safety, efficiency and accuracy while keeping cost and labor to a minimum. Our technology will enable you to produce orthomosaics, DSMs, DTMs and point clouds of well pads and pipelines to calculate distances, areas and the effectiveness of reclaiming the land.

This new and effective process of generating up-to-date information allows for continuous monitoring and well-structured decision making for any area of a oil and gas pad site. Results obtained are traceable over time in order to comply with environmental standards.

Reasons a UAS is better:

  1. Once the flight plan is programmed you may reuse this same exact flight plan year after year. The aircraft will fly to the same GPS coordinate time after time. Therefore providing consistency and one button ease.
  2. Get an aerial perspective which saves you a lot of money compared to the old way, using manned aircraft.
  3. Utilizing a near infrared sensor you may capture infrared light that can be compared to a Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI). This would allow easy analysis of healthy grass vs. grass that needs your attention.
Top Down NE Corner NE Side SE Corner SW Corner
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NW Corner Flight Plan for Photos Flight Plan for Map  Mosaic
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 Top Down Grass Examples
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Point Cloud Data

Densified Point Cloud 3D Textured Mesh Point Cloud Objects Point Cloud Terrain DTM
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Future use of NDVI
Vineyard2 Technology currently exists to view plant life using a Near Infrared (NIR) camera. The NIR camera will allow light reflected by the Chlorophyll to be captured in the image. The NDVI then may be used to determine the health of the grass/vegetation. This may be used to document the health of the reclamation effort.

The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is an index of plant “greenness” or photosynthetic activity, and is one of the most commonly used vegetation indices. Vegetation indices are based on the observation that different surfaces reflect different types of light differently

Outcome Specifications

General project information
Project Objective The goal of this project is to get a DSM and an orthomosaic of a quarry using a Canon IXUS 220HS.
Average Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) 1.85 cm / 0.72 in
Area covered 0.0489 km2 / 4.8938 ha / 0.0189 sq. mi. / 12.0992 acres
Output coordinate system WGS84 / UTM zone 32N
Vertical Coordinate System: Geoid Height Above WGS 84 Ellipsoid = 0 meters
Number of images 241
Image size 6000×4000
Image geolocation coordinate system WGS84
Image acquisition
Image acquisition plan 1 flight, grid flight plan
Camera SONY NEX 7 (RGB)
Number of GCPs 7 3D GCPs
GCPs coordinate system WGS84

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