Expedio’s Top Tip for May keeping Code Compliance:
Having inconsistent logging codes within a data set will cause major issues when modelling the data. “how do I use this – I can’t model my geology, how do I put this on a section?” This can be caused by a field geologists creating there own codes in the field “Im not sure what this is, ill just use ???”
The old data management proverb of “S*** in S*** out” comes to mind.
Enforcing company codes is important, consistency in logging is the key. Having a standard set of codes allows data collected to be consistent from geologist to geologist, Field assistant to Field assistant.
Having a field logging tool that has built in checks for valid numeric ranges and valid logging codes like OCRIS Mobile is essential.
Having a process for adding new codes within your company will kept consistency when new codes are required.