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Senior Project - PEVDI


A Petroleum Engineering Visual Database Interface

Senior Project: 1997-1998
Greg Asselin, Mark Johnson, Dennis Keller and Timothy (Timo) O'Hara
Houston, TX

GeoQuest, a business unit of Schlumberger, supplies software products and computing services for the petroleum exploration and production industry. This project was to design and develop an application with a graphical user interface with the purpose of aiding petroleum engineers in configuring and monitoring the operating state of an oil and gas gathering system, i.e., a network of oil wells, pipelines, tanks, etc. The application runs as a client of a relational database, whose data model supports queries for historical, current, and planned or projected system state descriptions. The application can be called upon to query and edit data about installation (or removal) of an item of equipment, making a connection between equipment ports, setting (or changing) the operating parameters or status.

The application contains a tool kit for selection and use of various equipment types. A selected object, representing an equipment item, may be queried for its mechanical design specifications, current, historical, or projected operating parameters, and the status of fluid inlets and outlets. Desktop tools are provided to create connections between available ports and disconnect ports which are already connected.

The program will be part of the Finder Data Management System, a commercial Geographic Information System. Finder stores, organizes, and tracks an intricate assortment of petroleum exploration and production data. It operates on an Oracle database with high-performance extensions to effectively manage large volumes of data. The program was developed using an object-oriented approach in Java.

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