As always, ESRI did an outstanding job putting together this year’s conference with a mix of inspirational messages, product descriptions, technical workshops, vendors and social activities. There is so much more than one person see can see and do, that I must admit I have already included notes and comments from others who attended just to try and give a feel for the variety and magnitude of this event. Although the conference… Read More

As a professional organization, the PUG has an open elections process so that our community can elect the members of the board who then serve for two years. Following the elections, the outgoing committee and newly elected candidates meet together for hand over and to plan out the coming year’s activities and to select roles for each committee member. This year we conducted our annual planning meeting and role selection on June… Read More

As of June 27th, 2014, I am no longer the PUG Chairman, and my decision to step down of course comes with mixed feelings.  I made the decision to “retire” at the time of the 2014 Esri Petroleum GIS Conference, when I was handed a new opportunity at work to lead a bigger team and take on new areas of responsibility.  At Nexen USA, the GIS team at is still within my remit, however so too are… Read More

Over the course of the last year, the PUG has rebranded and embarked on numerous projects to help provide new resources for our user community. We have reached out to so many users and our community has grown by leaps and bounds. With all of this, we still have one major area of confusion in our user and sponsor community. What exactly is the PUG? The PUG is a professional geospatial Petroleum… Read More


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