The PUG strives to be recognized as the global professional organization for GIS & Geospatial Professionals and users across the petroleum industry. We aim to work collaboratively as volunteers to improve and enhance the use of GIS & Geospatial workflows and technologies.
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
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you the 2014-15 PUG Steering Committee: (those names that are bolded were successful 2014 election candidates) Andrea Le Pard Geoff Wade Gina John Jacob Boyle John Sherrill Kay Sutter Robert Graham Scott Bateman Scott Sitzman Sam Knight Samantha Murray Sylvain Bard-Maier Tarun Chandrasekhar Tom Mueller Tore Hoff Thank you to the 387 of you who took the time to cast your ballots this past May!… Read More