2013 Presentation

Reducing complex spatial data management needs in an upstream Oil & Gas operations team

The Billings office of SM Energy generates large amounts of spatial data both internally and from external vendors. This data can be duplicated, by over 50 users, using numerous GIS and G&G (Geology & Geophysics) software applications. SM Energy has been able to search and index all spatial data throughout the regional office network. Using the robust set of geoprocessing tools, offered in a geospatial application, SM Energy has been able to reduce data duplication and create a reliable and accurate spatial data library. Regional GIS users now have the ability to instantly search and retrieve up-to-date spatial data. The third party tool they have implemented has reduced the complexity of managing spatial data and provided the necessary tools and applications to quickly deliver reliable data to the end users.

SM Energy operates in four core areas (Rocky Mountain, South Texas & Gulf Coast, Permian and Mid-Continent) out of its regional offices in Billings, Houston, Midland and Tulsa with its corporate headquarters in Denver, Colorado. Each regional office is staffed with a full complement of geologists, geophysicists, engineers and landmen with the executive team, accounting and information technology based in Denver.

Speaker Biography - Jason Wilson

Jason Wilson is responsible for building and maintaining the Enterprise GIS system and all Geoscience applications at SM Energy. This includes ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Desktop,Geographix, Petra as well as many other applications. Previously, he worked at EnCana for five Years and at the Colorado Geological Survey for eight years.

Speaker Biography - John Polay

Jon Polay is the Director of Sales for Voyager and based in NY. He has over 20 years’ experience in information technology with the last 12 years focused on Geospatial solutions. Prior to working for Voyager, Jon worked in senior business development roles within organizations including GenaWare, eSpatial, ERDAS and GeoEye. Prior to working in the Geospatial market, Jon focused on digital branding solutions for leading NY based interactive advertising agencies.

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Jason Wilson
GIS Business Analyst
SM Energy

Jon Polay
Director of Sales

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