Actionable insight on Worldwide oil inventories enabled by big data analytics


TankWatch provides a satellite-based approach to deliver frequent and regular information reports across global oil storage tanks sites, providing a unique insight into global oil inventories and reserves, tailored to meet the needs of oil traders and analysts.

Optimised Analytics

Geospatial Insight has developed a unique combination of satellite and big data analytics that enables us to provide unprecedented levels of accuracy.

We have access to the world’s largest constellation of high resolution, high frequency satellites which provide image capture to the centimetre. Other critical factors including time optimisation strategies, applied machine learning algorithms and geospatial expertise produce augmented analytics that support time-critical trading decisions.

Estimate Ahead of the Markets

Oil refineries are monitored on a continual basis enabling precise measurement and highly accurate insight into potential changes in global supply and demand. Investors use this valuable information to make improved, more agile trading decisions.

A variety of trading strategies can be employed from high frequency, front month trading to complex multi-strategy trades using a range of options. We will identify your exact requirement and tailor a specific monitoring strategy that creates competitive advantage for you.

Use TankWatch to:

  • Easily acquire measurements ahead of the markets
  • Identify the exact storage capacities of individual tanks anywhere in the world
  • Monitor capacities of all tanks across an entire site or multiple sites
  • Review historic site and tank storage volumes from 2010
  • Monitor sites to identify expansion or contraction
  • Identify measurable volume changes across sites on a weekly or monthly basis

Why TankWatch?

TankWatch is the only information source that provides a true picture of storage volume dynamics through a combination of unique partnerships with satellite operators, industry-leading measurement techniques and profound knowledge of satellite data analytics.

  • We use the most appropriate method available to produce the results you need in a timely, consistently and accurate manner using satellite imagery of the highest resolution and quality to ensure highly accurate volume measurements per tank.
  • Our optical data is of the highest resolution in the market – 0.8m or less for optical satellites, which allows more accurate measurements.
  • We task the satellites, ensuring that images are acquired at the same time in each measurement period (monthly, bi-weekly or weekly) and storage levels data for each site is delivered within 18 hours of satellite acquisition.

Features & Benefits - What's included

  • 69 sites worldwide to choose from
  • Real-time reporting of operational storage oil tank count and capacity for globally spanning sites
  • Access to historic site data from 2010 to date
  • Accurate inventory analysis of stockpiled sites
  • In-month reporting within 24 hours of satellite capture
  • Consolidated monthly summary report showing:
    –  Individual tank capacity changes
    –  Monthly and annual fluctuation comparisons
    –  Expansion/contraction of sites
    –  Measurable volume fluctuations across sites
  • Geospatial Analysts use image recognition and spectral profiling to continually enhance and improve monitoring capabilities
  • Flexible licence terms including enterprise licences for larger organisations and teams of analysts

Trading Desk Ready Data

We use automated analysis software that ensures storage volume measurements are derived and delivered to you rapidly including ready-formatted trading data within within 1 day of satellite capture (under optimum image capture and processing conditions and allowing for time zone differences).

Detailed reports can be provided on a weekly or monthly basis depending on your criteria.

Your Consolidated Monthly Reports Include:

  • Individual tank capacity changes
  • Weekly, monthly and annual fluctuation comparisons
  • Expansion/contraction of sites Measurable volume fluctuations across sites
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About us

Geospatial Insight was established in 2012 by a team of highly experienced Geospatial experts to address a gap in the market for delivering actionable business intelligence sourced from satellite imagery.

Today the company has an enviable market position as one of the leading providers of geospatial intelligence in the World.

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