With this project, our aim is to raise awareness of GIS as a Profession and to provide the materials that will enable petroleum industry companies the ability to create a professional job family for GIS/Geospatial professionals. We are in the process of building the project framework and will post details of the project deliverables and timelines as soon as they are ready.
“The value of this project is in achieving the recognition of GIS as a professional discipline within the petroleum industry; much like geology, geophysics and the various engineering disciplines. GIS Professionals are expected to develop a specific set of skills through training and experiences in their career. These skills are applied to the GIS data, technology and analysis across the full value chain in petroleum companies to gain competitive advantage.“
GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is a recognized and critical discipline in today’s business world. In the petroleum industry, GIS professionals are carrying out various technical tasks, each requiring a specific and unique set of skills, to satisfy business needs and achieve competitive advantage, including:
GIS is recognized as a professional discipline by governmental agencies, environmental organizations and a wide variety of other industries. However, more often than not, GIS within the petroleum industry is not recognized as a professional discipline, even though the utilization of geospatial data and spatial analysis is critical to the success of any petroleum related company. The skills of geospatial professionals are often not recognized in the same vein as geology, geophysics or the many engineering disciplines, and through this project we aim to fix this problem.
The objective and challenge of the PUG Professional Discipline project is to:
Core project team:
|John Sherrill||Scott Sitzman||Andrea Le Pard||Tore Hoff||Brian Boulmay|
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