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  • 01 Dec 2013 10:27 PM | Anonymous
     
       
     
     
    Further Details in Remembrance of Jim Cain       December 1, 2013  
     

    On behalf of the APSG Committee we would like to relay further details in regards to the sudden passing of our Dear Friend and Colleague Jim Cain.


    Dear APSG Family,
                                                                                    

    Jim Cain was a man of legendary integrity, good humor, and reliability.  We all feel an emptiness and he will be greatly missed.  His obituary will be published in the Houston Chronicle on Monday, December 2nd, and Tuesday, December 3rd.

    Visitation will be at Dettling Funeral Home, 14094 Memorial Drive, Houston, on Tuesday December 3rd, from 6pm to 8 pm. The Funeral is Wednesday, December 4th at 10am at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 15015 Memorial Drive, Houston. The Right Reverend C. Andrew Doyle, Bishop of Texas will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Texas A&M Alumni Association.

     

    Sincerely,

    Michael Barnes
    APSG Foundation Chair 2010-2011
    APSG Past Chair 2008-2009
    APSG Strategic and Technical Advisor (STAC)

    Association of Petroleum Surveying and Geomatics                              

    W: www.apsg.info                                        
    M: +1 713 409 8747
    E: michael.barnes@cain-barnes.com

      

    Jackie Portsmouth
    APSG Chair
    jackiep@santosinc.com
    972-854-1625

  • 30 Nov 2013 11:00 PM | Anonymous
     
       
     
     
    In Remembrance of Jim Cain       November 30, 2013  
     

    On behalf of the APSG Committee we would like to relay some sad news from Michael Barnes, Dear Friend and Business Partner of Jim Cain.


    Dear APSG Family,

    The Cain Family has asked me to communicate the very sad news that Jim Cain died today, Saturday 30th of November, at 5 pm.  He was a man of legendary integrity, good humor, and reliability.  Jim was 70 years young while intellectually and physically still very active.  We will all miss Jim Cain enormously.

    He died of cardiac arrest with no prior indication of serious illness.  In fact, we spoke at noon today and he was in great spirits and looking forward to his next business trip to Europe.

    Liz and Jim had just returned from family Thanksgiving in Wyoming and he was preparing to travel to Rijswijk (OGP geodesy subcommittee) and London (PetroSkills geomatics class). 

    Personally, I am in shock by the loss of my close friend of many years and business partner of ten years.  I know that all receiving this message will feel the same emptiness. 

    Please feel free to write a note of condolence to Liz Cain at 12418 Stafford Springs Drive, Houston TX 77077-3910, USA.

    Details of his funeral will be communicated when available.

    Sincerely,

    Michael Barnes

    APSG Foundation Chair 2010-2011
    APSG Past Chair 2008-2009
    APSG Strategic and Technical Advisor (STAC)

    Association of Petroleum Surveying and Geomatics                              

    W: www.apsg.info                                        
    M: +1 713 409 8747
    E: michael.barnes@cain-barnes.com

      

    Jackie Portsmouth
    APSG Chair
    jackiep@santosinc.com
    972-854-1625

  • 22 Oct 2013 12:54 PM | Anonymous

     Agenda is available for Canada Chapter Fall Meeting - October 30th, 2013

     
    APSG Canada Chapter Fall 2013 Meeting
    October 22, 2013
     
    Dear Members,
                                                   
    The Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics Canada Chapter is pleased to announce the details for our Fall meeting October 30, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM in Calgary, Alberta, followed by a social. The Theme is "Examples of Oil & Gas Web Map Development". There is one spot left for registration - once the spot is filled the registration link will be disabled. Please visit the event details page to register.
     
                           
    Web mapping is a very interesting topic and almost everyone in our industry does or may benefit from it. We will review different kinds of implementations and the various business needs that resulted in the development. We can also expect to see a variety of technologies used. Those experienced in this area will recognize and benefit by comparing to the work others have done, and those not experienced will see a way forward to exploit this exciting technology.
     
    Click Here for the Fall Meeting Agenda
     
    Click Here for Event Details
                           
     
    We still have an open position for the Chair. The Chair is responsible for delegating any/all tasks to members of the Leadership Committee. Besides that, the Chair typically organizes meetings and communicates with Houston APSG Leadership and other organizations. The Chair also provides leadership, helps set the Canada Chapter agenda and goals, and assists the Membership coordinator with various membership tasks. If you’re interested, please submit a note to Mark. Please include a brief paragraph or two on your background and why you're interested.
                           
    Mark will continue to serve as Interim Chair until the Canada Chapter Fall Meeting, at which time we will pass the Chair position to the best candidate. Mark will continue with the Leadership Committee.

    Thanks,
                           
    Mark Dumka, John Spreen, Richard Andrews, Dean Mikkelsen, Matthew Tait
                           
    Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics
    Canada Chapter Leadership Committee

            
     
     
  • 21 Oct 2013 12:57 PM | Anonymous

     APSG East Chapter Fall 2013 Meeting and Call for Papers

     
    APSG East Chapter Fall 2013 Meeting
    October 21, 2013
     
    Dear Members & Guests,
                           

     

    The APSG East Chapter is pleased to announce it's Fall Meeting on November 15th, 2013, from 1:00-4:00pm at the California University of Pennsylvania Southpointe Center, located at 135 Technology Drive, Room 315, Canonsburg, PA, 15317. The meeting will be followed by a social from 4:00-5:00pm at BLVD Sports Bar, located at 114 Southpointe Blvd., Canonsburg, PA, 15317.

     

    In preparation for a great meeting we are looking for speakers with a passion for geomatics and an exciting, noteworthy presentation to deliver on any type of positioning, precision or accuracy challenges in relation to survey or GIS and Oil and Gas work.

     

    Please submit your presentation title and abstract to Patrick Cunningham, at patrickc@bluemarblegeo.com , for consideration.  

     

    If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the meeting please contact me at your earliest opportunity.

      


    Warmest Regards,

    Patrick Cunnigham
    2012-2013 APSG East Chapter Chair
    Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics

    W: www.apsg.info
    O: +1 207 622 4622 ex. 115
    E: patrickc@bluemarblegeo.com
     
     
     
  • 17 Sep 2013 4:16 PM | Anonymous

     Registration is Open for Canada Chapter Fall Meeting - October 30th, 2013

     
    Registration Open for APSG Canada Chapter Fall 2013 Meeting
    September 17, 2013
     
    Dear Members,
                                                   
    The Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics Canada Chapter is pleased to announce registration is open for our Fall meeting October 30, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM in Calgary, Alberta, followed by a social. The Theme is "Examples of Oil & Gas Web Map Development". Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER - Registration is limited to 70 attendees, with preference given to current APSG members.
     
    We have a Call for Presentations open until October 18th, 2013. At that time we will provide an Agenda and other meeting details. Please submit a note to Mark Dumka (MTDumka@Shaw.ca) if you're interested in making a presentation. At this time, we have presentations lined up from three major Canadian oil and gas companies, a provincial regulator, and two service companies. We will likely get three more presentations.
                           
    Web mapping is a very interesting topic and almost everyone in our industry does or may benefit from it. We will review different kinds of implementations and the various business needs that resulted in the development. We can also expect to see a variety of technologies used. Those experienced in this area will recognize and benefit by comparing to the work others have done, and those not experienced will see a way forward to exploit this exciting technology.
                           
    We still have an open position for the Chair. The Chair is responsible for delegating any/all tasks to members of the Leadership Committee. Besides that, the Chair typically organizes meetings and communicates with Houston APSG Leadership and other organizations. The Chair also provides leadership, helps set the Canada Chapter agenda and goals, and assists the Membership coordinator with various membership tasks. If you’re interested, please submit a note to Mark. Please include a brief paragraph or two on your background and why you're interested.
                           
    Mark will continue to serve as Interim Chair until the Canada Chapter Fall Meeting, at which time we will pass the Chair position to the best candidate. Mark will continue with the Leadership Committee.

    Thanks,
                           
    Mark Dumka, John Spreen, Richard Andrews, Dean Mikkelsen, Matthew Tait
                           
    Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics
    Canada Chapter Leadership Committee

            
     
  • 16 Sep 2013 3:35 PM | Anonymous

     Agenda and Abstracts for Upcoming APSG Fall 2013 Meeting Now Available

     
    APSG Fall 2013 Meeting
    September 16, 2013
     
    Dear Members & Guests,
                                                   
                                                                    

     Our US Central Chapter fall meeting is almost here and I want to let you know that the meeting agenda is now posted on the web site for your perusal.  In addition we’ve put the abstracts for each of the presentations online so you can get a feel for the focus and content of each talk that you will be hearing.  You will see that we indeed have a great line up of presentations that should promote some interesting discussion during the Q&A times and across the coffee breaks, lunch, and the after-meeting social.

     

    If you’ve missed the earlier messages the theme of this meeting is “The Future of Geomatics in the Petroleum Industry” and it is being held on Wednesday, September 25, at Anadarko Petroleum in The Woodlands.  If you have not yet registered for this event then please do so right away.  If you have already registered may I encourage you to reach out to a few friends and colleagues and invite one or more of them to come to the meeting with you?  This promises to be a great meeting and they’ll be glad they agreed to come and appreciative that you asked and encouraged!

     

    One additional note of interest to everyone.  In light of the recent numeric growth and geographic expansion of the APSG the organizational hierarchy of the APSG is being re-examined by STAC.  Please read their proposed recommendations here.   These recommendations will be explained and time provided for discussion during the meeting so please take a few minutes to look them over and, if desired, be prepared to discuss your thoughts and suggestions at the fall meeting.  Keep in mind these are only proposed recommendations at this time.  If you will not be able to attend the fall meeting your comments are still valued and appreciated and may be emailed to the APSG Webmaster (apsgwebmaster@gmail.com) for distribution to STAC.  We appreciate your input!

     

    Still trying to decide whether or not to attend the meeting?  Go to the APSG website and check out the agenda and abstracts, and then make the right move and sign up to attend.  We want to be sure we have enough snacks and lunch for everyone, so your timely registration will really help us there.  You will see from the agenda that we’ll also be making every effort to have the meeting wrapped up around 4 pm so we can all enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Woodlands Waterway to Goose’s Acre for a fun hour or two of networking and relaxing before heading home for the evening.  You won’t want to miss out.

     

    Hope to see you at the fall meeting!

     

      

    Warmest regards,

    Dave Byrne

    2012-2013 APSG Chair

    Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics

    W: www.apsg.info

    O: +1 832 636 3801

    M: +1 713 594 7206

                         
     
  • 13 Sep 2013 9:10 AM | Anonymous

     APSG Canada Chapter Announces Fall Meeting October 30th, 2013

     
    APSG Canada Chapter Fall 2013 Meeting
    September 13, 2013
     
    Dear Members,
                                                   
    The Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics Canada Chapter is pleased to announce our Fall meeting October 30, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM in Calgary, Alberta (limit 70 members), followed by a social. The Theme is "Examples of Oil & Gas Web Map Development". We have a Call for Presentations open until October 18th, 2013. At that time we will provide an Agenda and other meeting details. Please submit a note to Mark Dumka (MTDumka@Shaw.ca) if you're interested in making a presentation. At this time, we have presentations lined up from three major Canadian oil and gas companies, a provincial regulator, and two service companies. We will likely get three more presentations.
                           
    Web mapping is a very interesting topic and almost everyone in our industry does or may benefit from it. We will review different kinds of implementations and the various business needs that resulted in the development. We can also expect to see a variety of technologies used. Those experienced in this area will recognize and benefit by comparing to the work others have done, and those not experienced will see a way forward to exploit this exciting technology.
                           
    We still have an open position for the Chair. The Chair is responsible for delegating any/all tasks to members of the Leadership Committee. Besides that, the Chair typically organizes meetings and communicates with Houston APSG Leadership and other organizations. The Chair also provides leadership, helps set the Canada Chapter agenda and goals, and assists the Membership coordinator with various membership tasks. If you’re interested, please submit a note to Mark. Please include a brief paragraph or two on your background and why you're interested.
                           
    Mark will continue to serve as Interim Chair until the Canada Chapter Fall Meeting, at which time we will pass the Chair position to the best candidate. Mark will continue with the Leadership Committee.

    Thanks,
                           
    Mark Dumka, John Spreen, Richard Andrews, Dean Mikkelsen, Matthew Tait
                           
    Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics
    Canada Chapter Leadership Committee

            
     
  • 11 Sep 2013 12:25 PM | Anonymous


    UPCOMING EVENTS        

    Dear {Contact_First_Name},

    In July, the US West Chapter held its Summer Meeting and brought forth some exciting new changes to the organization of the US West Chapter.  Please welcome the West Chapter leaders and its volunteers. 


    Message from the West Chapter Chair

    "This summer began a new annual cycle for the US West APSG chapter. Our chapter continues to grow and we have the goal in the coming year of increasing participation from Operators. We will continue to have two formal meetings a year that cover topics related to geodetic information critical in the oil and gas industry."
    Thanks,
    Natalie Cutsforth


    Meet the West Chapter Leadership

    CHAIR - Natalie Cutsforth with Idea + Astadia
              

    Natalie has 18 years of  experience in the Geographic Information  Systems   industry.    Her technology  expertise  ranges from software to data requirements, with a vision for  application   of  geospatial technologies for oil and gas,  commercial and government  clients.  Based in  Denver,  Colorado she manages  relationships with a diverse set of  clients for Astadia (Idea Integration).  Natalie began her career in the  data side of mapping technology with satellite  remote sensing and aerial  photography. Then added an understanding of GIS  software for creating and  managing spatial data while working for  ESRI.  Natalie  served on the Board of Directors for the Rocky  Mountain Chapter of  Geographic Information Technology Association (GITA) from  2008-2010, as  president in 2009. She has participated on the Denver Petroleum  User Group  (DPUG), Microsoft's Upstream Reference Architecture partner group and   actively participates in the information technology community in both Denver  and  Houston. In addition, she has published several technology articles in  Imaging  Notes magazine.

    VICE CHAIR-John Farrell with Fidelity Exploration & Production Co.                     

    John Farrell, GISP has worked as a software engineer for Lockheed Martin, Computer Sciences Corporation, IHS, and PetroWEB. For the past 18 years he has developed GIS Applications for the Oil and Gas Industry and is currently managing the GIS and GPS operations for Fidelity Exploration & Production Co. in Denver. In addition to being the Vice Chair for the West Chapter of the APSG, John is currently the chairman of the Denver Petroleum User Group (DPUG), and an active AAPG Member. John's educational achievements include: B.S. in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and Masters in Computer Information Systems from the University of Denver.

     

    SECRETARY - TREASURER - Delmar "Andy" Anderson with Del Consulting

              Dr. Anderson, an Independent Consultant, Del Consulting, provides  expertise in remote sensing applications. As such, Dr. Anderson has provided  consulting services in remote sensing to the Intelligence Community and U.S.  corporations to include: Exploitation of Ikonos satellite imagery for Space  Imaging/GeoEye; Imagery product conceptualization for Raytheon; GIS needs  assessment for the Massachusetts Highway Department; and Imagery analysis pilot  studies for Wal-Mart and Flying J (truck plazas). He worked in the  intelligence field for forty years…including tactical and strategic intelligence  collection and production of assessments for policy and decision makers.   He served in numerous assignments domestically and internationally. As a USAF  officer, he held positions in the Air Force Intelligence Agency, the 1381st  Geodetic Squadron, the U.S. Military Assistance Command, and the U.S. Air Force  Academy. Overseas tours were mainly in the Pacific Rim. Policy issues included  energy security, food security, water security, and other non-military  issues…along with concerns relevant to political and military implications for  U.S. security. Dr. Anderson’s educational achievement in geography include:  BS, Kansas State University; MS, Northwestern University, and Ph.D., the  University of Kansas.   
             

    MEMBERSHIP CHAIR - Bill Emison with Merrick & Company                           

    Bill Emison currently  serves as a Senior Account Manager and MARS®  Product Manager for the GeoSpatial Solutions division of Merrick & Company,  a professional engineering services firm based in Greenwood Village, Colorado.  In this position, Bill is responsible for the sales and marketing efforts to the  commercial markets, including oil and gas, utilities, and related infrastructure  organizations. Bill earned  an undergraduate degree in Business  Administration from the University of  Louisville (Kentucky) and a Master’s  degree in GIS (City Planning) from  the Georgia Institute of Technology in  Atlanta, GA. He has been involved  in the geospatial industry since 1993.

         

        
    Copyright © 2012 www.apsg.info



  • 06 Sep 2013 12:19 PM | Anonymous

     Invitation to Attend the APSG Fall 2013 Meeting

    Register Online TODAY!

     
    APSG Fall 2013 Meeting
    September 6, 2013
     
                   
    Dear Members & Guests,
                                                   
    As many of you know our fall meeting is coming up in just three weeks.  I know many of you are wrapping up those summer activities, the kids are now back in school, and you’re finally settling down to set your fall event schedule.  So, with that in mind I want to encourage you to go the APSG web site TODAY and register for the our APSG30 US Central Chapter Fall Meeting, being held on Wednesday, September 25, at Anadarko Petroleum in The Woodlands.
     
    The theme of this meeting is “The Future of Geomatics in the Petroleum Industry” and to that end we have a great set of talks lined up that I think will catch your interest and really stir some conversation among our membership.  We also want to take this opportunity to briefly share what is going on with the various APSG chapters and the new APSG organizational hierarchy being discussed and developed for official approval by member vote early next year.  This will be a significant organizational change so we’ve even included time for some Q&A.

     

    Whether you are a new, recent, or veteran member of APSG I encourage you to come on up to The Woodlands for a great day of learning, discussion, networking, and fun.  To top it off the venue is beautiful, the parking is FREE, and the light breakfast, snacks, drinks, and lunch during the meeting are all part of your $35 annual membership fee that you’ve already paid (or will pay upon arrival at the meeting).  Of course the meeting will also be followed by a nice vendor-sponsored social at the Goose’s Acre, a very short and pleasant walk down the waterway from the Anadarko Tower (so you can remain conveniently parked in the Anadarko garage).

     

    We know the meeting lands during the SEG convention and sure apologize if that will keep you away this time, but hope you may be able to break away from the convention for part of that day or perhaps the entire day to join us in The Woodlands.  I really think it will be worth your time and effort!

     

    In case you are wondering, the official meeting agenda will be posted on the website within the next few days so you can check out the presentations and the schedule for the day and can plan your attendance accordingly. In the meantime go ahead and register and start making plans to join us on September 25.  I’m anticipating a great and intriguing meeting and look forward to sharing the day with you! 

                           

    Warmest regards,
     

    Dave Byrne

    2012-2013 APSG Chair

    Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics

    W: www.apsg.info

    O: +1 832 636 3801

    M: +1 713 594 7206

                         
  • 27 Aug 2013 12:00 PM | Anonymous

     APSG Fall 2013 Meeting and Call for Papers

     
    APSG Fall 2013 Meeting
    August 27, 2013
     
    Dear Members & Guests,
                           

     

    Our annual Houston chapter APSG fall meeting is just around the corner and we are coming up on the deadline for you to submit a presentation title and abstract for that great talk you would like to deliver to your APSG friends, peers, and colleagues.   If you thought you missed the opportunity to send along your presentation idea, it’s not too late.  But please get it in this week!

     

    Our fall meeting, titled "The Future of Geomatics in the Petroleum Industry", will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at the Anadarko Petroleum Tower in The Woodlands.  The goal of this meeting is to discuss the latest geomatics technologies and disciplines and the growing capabilities and potential of geomatics to further advance and insure success across the entire oil and gas industry.

     

    In preparation for a great meeting we are looking for a few more speakers with a passion for geomatics and an exciting, noteworthy presentation to deliver on any of the following topics as they relate to the petroleum industry:

     

    • The role of geomatics in the oil & gas industry from exploration to exploitation to distribution
    • New and innovative geomatics technology; what's here and now, what's next?
    • Where and how is geomatics adding value and having a positive influence on the oil & gas industry?
    • Success stories and examples of benefits and opportunities afforded by the application of geomatics technology
    • Career opportunities in the field of geomatics - what's available and what's coming?

     

    Please submit your presentation title and abstract to Jim Cain, at jim.cain@cain.barnes.com, for consideration. All submissions need to be received by September 4, 2013.

     

     

    If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the meeting please contact me at your earliest opportunity.

     

     


    Warmest Regards,

    Dave Byrne
    2012-2013 APSG Chair
    Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics

    W: www.apsg.info
    O: +1 832 636 3801
    M: +1 713 594 7206
    E: dave.byrne@anadarko.com
     
     
     
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