Ian Picton
Oil & Gas Consultant

Cartography, Technical Illustration, Web Development,

Data Management  

At Picton Consulting the majority of  the work we undertake is upstream oil and gas related.

We specialise in oil and gas business support primarily in the disciplines of Cartography, GIS, Mapping, Illustration and Design. 


We are experts in all aspects of Oil and Gas Industry Data Management. The breadth of our experience and our knowledge of Industry data types, mean that we are ideally positioned to provide innovative and cost-effective Data Management Solutions.  

We produce design solutions to communicate client messages with high visual impact.

We are proud to be a design led company.

Services Offered

Cartography & Mapping


 With nearly 40 years of upstream oil industry experience we produce maps of the highest quality, everything from contour depth/time maps to montages , geological cross-sections and well correlations.

We understand the art of presenting, communicating and analysing spatial relationships by means of maps. This includes extensive use of related technologies such as gravity mapping, remote sensing and geographical information systems (GIS) implementation.

Technical Illustration & Graphics


We  deliver anything from a simple 2D diagram to highly complex 3D technical drawings, we have expertise in most software packages available on the market today. We work primarily in Adobe Illustrator.


We believe that quality graphic design and its utilisation is a powerful communication tool. How your company brand is portrayed too your potential market and investors sets the initial tone for all subsequent dealings.

Licence Round Applications


We have many years of Application Round experience which has given us an in-depth understanding of the process and submission regulations. We can provide a complete Application Round service from initial conceptual design, graphic design, cartography, print, and compilation.

The UK 32nd Licence Application Round is about to be announced, so please get in touch for more information on the number below. 

Web Design and Development


We specialise in all aspects of web design and development. We are aware that most companies already have a web presence but is that website projecting the right corporate image or of a good enough quality?

We listen carefully to our clients to really understand their requirements. That way we can help them maximise their corporate web presence and online business capabilities, whether it’s a simple but elegant web site or a secure online data management solution.

Data Management Solutions


In business, smart information management is crucial. Fast, reliable access to commercial, legal, exploration, reservoir management, drilling and operations, seismic acquisition and production data is essential.

We strive to put all your data at your fingertips. We use our vast knowledge and experience to produce customised, bespoke databases. Understanding and addressing your storage and data management challenges enables your staff to work more efficiently, enables crucial decisions to be made rapidly and helps to drive down costs.

Data Room Support


Our considerable experience with scanning, electronic databases and oil and gas company data management enables PC to provide a comprehensive support package for the farm out or divestiture of assets.

Whether it’s a virtual or physical data room environment, we have the knowledge to give your company the support it needs.

Log digitisation & legacy seismic section rebuild are now available to supplement our extensive service portfolio.


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ian@ianpicton.com   07802 284172