April news and events

April is a busy month! Esri and The PUG have been working in partnership to bring you the best “Esri Petroleum GIS Conference” yet!  We have plenty of great user presentations lined up and Esri is hosting a variety of great technical workshops.  You can see the full agenda here.  We do have a few open spots left for user presentations, so if you have expertise in Exploration, Land, Data Management or Health, Safety and Environment, please get in touch with me!

On top of all that great content, the PUG has added some additional sessions too.  We will be hosting the infamous Technical Ideas/List session, where group discussion is encouraged around technical issues and ideas you have around improving Esri technology for petroleum.

We have also added two more PUG sessions this year.  One is for our current project, “GIS as a Professional Discipline within petroleum”.  If you are a Manager, Supervisor, Team Lead or any level of GIS professional who thinks that GIS in petroleum needs to be a professional career with a job family, career ladder and pay scale, then you should be attending!

The second new PUG session is a workshop for our “Geospatial Workflows” project.  We will present what this project is all about, and give you the opportunity to help us brainstorm and draft some of the key workflows that we use GIS for in petroleum.  Come share your thoughts!

Esri will again be offering a full day plenary on the first day, to showcase their technology and highlight use cases from within the industry.  And who can forget the PUG social at the House of Blues?  Join us on Thursday evening from 6-9 to socialize and enjoy the evening with friends old and new!

Also during the month of April, the PUG has extended our members survey so that we can hear from ALL OF YOU up until the end of the conference.  The goal is to learn more about who our members are and how we can better serve you all.  PUG Member Survey 2014

I look forward to seeing you at the conference in three short weeks.  Come up and say hi, I’d like to meet you all!

Warm regards,
Andrea Le Pard, PUG Chairman

The PUG would like to thank our sponsors for their support: Blueback Reservoir, BP, Coler & Colantonio (a CHA company), Esri, Exprodat, GeoPropel, Landworks, Logic Solutions Group, Schlumberger, TeachMeGIS and Trimble.

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