Bryan Clark knows the feeling of working with a superior exploration information system.
For most of the last seven years, the Suncor Energy geologist has been successfully pursuing petroleum reservoirs using geoSCOUT™, the first and only fully integrated Windows™-based exploration information system designed for oil and gas professionals.
geoSCOUT™ combines presentation-quality mapping and cross-section tools with data-handling software designed to manage both public data and your proprietary information.
"Exploration is like detective work, and when you’re hunting down hydrocarbons, you need to be able to interpret all the relevant data in an efficient manner without interruption," explains Mr. Clark, Suncor’s northern asset team director.
|President David Hood and Sarah Venance are part of the geoLOGIC team that prides itself on superior customer support.|
"geoSCOUT is a terrific prospecting tool, and the key advantage is its intuitive logic.
"It’s a great feeling to be able to get into the groove during the creative process and retrieve the critical data as fast as you can think."
geoSCOUT was designed by a geologist (geoLOGIC systems founder Joe Harris), a fact that becomes obvious to any geologist working with the program.
"When I fire up geoSCOUT and start working on a play, I have all the important information at my fingertips," says Mr. Clark. "Navigating through all the different layers, the data is presented in a logical format.
"If I want to check out the logs on a zone, I just click and I’m there. Now I want to look at a better map, click-click and I’m there."
Mr. Clark also knows the feeling of not working with a superior exploration information system.
"For about two years, I had to work without geoSCOUT, and it felt terrible knowing that I was at a competitive disadvantage," he says.
You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to realize there is a reason geoLOGIC is the premier deliverer of exploration information systems. The Calgary-based company’s proven understanding of the exploration process has helped drive some of Canada’s most prominent producers to unprecedented success.
But many oilpatch firms continue to run back and forth between computer and paper, interrupting that all-important creative process.
It’s not that these companies can’t see the benefits of working with geoSCOUT’s fully integrated exploration software, suggests geoLOGIC President David Hood. It’s simply the fear that converting to another system will be more trouble than it’s worth.
However, as any of geoLOGIC’s customers will attest, the team leading the transition/implementation phase is every bit as efficient as the technology.
“We don’t sell a product. We offer a solution,” explains Mr. Hood, who has been at the geoLOGIC helm since 1997. “There’s no question geoSCOUT is the best system for exploration data in Western Canada, but it’s the entire process that makes it the clear winner.
“We look at every customer relationship as a partnership. We don’t win unless you win,” he adds. “Our founder created the ultimate software package, but we take great pride in understanding and overcoming the challenges that come with conversion from other systems.
“A successful transition includes proper planning, training for users, and on-site support on top of the regular customer support. geoSCOUT is incredibly user-friendly, but our transition teams play an important role in making it that way.”
The smooth transition makes it feel like you’ve just traded in a 1970s clunker for a brand-new Mercedes.
Once you’ve got the system and support in place, your exploration team is off to the races with geoSCOUT, which delivers superior functionality in the disciplines of geology, engineering, land and administration.
“The oil and gas professionals with whom we work tell us geoSCOUT is seven to eight times more effective than the other products – and anyone in this business knows that will make a significant impact on your company’s bottom line. Whether it’s well history, production, pipelines, or whatever other data you require, geoSCOUT is going to deliver it to you with unmatched efficiency.
“We save companies hundreds of thousands of dollars through efficiencies, but it’s the prospecting success that really makes our customers smile.”
For more information on geoLOGIC and the geoSCOUT software, call 403.262.1992 or visit www.geologic.com