geoLOGIC systems donates leading software to NAIT
Allows students to retrieve, analyze, display and report on oil well activity
Calgary-based geoLOGIC systems ltd. is continuing its support for NAIT with a gift-in-kind donation.
“geoLOGIC systems is committed to supporting the future generations of the energy sector,” says Lauren Parker, marketing and events lead for geoLOGIC. “We believe supporting post-secondary institutions is crucial to the development and growth of a responsible and successful community.”
Over the next three years, geoSCOUT - the company’s leading software - will be available for use by students in the Geological Technology and Petroleum Engineering Technology programs. The software enables learners and users to retrieve, analyze, display and report on oil well activity and history, quickly and accurately.
Larry Boisvert, associate chair of the programs at NAIT, has worked closely with geoLOGIC, and since 2005, has integrated geoSCOUT software into the Applied Stratigraphy course, which focuses on oil well prospecting and data evaluation.
He recalls the bygone days of manually retrieving geophysical logs and mapping well information related to Alberta’s oil and gas industry, “It would take weeks. That all changed with technology like geoSCOUT.”
Boisvert has also seen first-hand how learning to use the software creates opportunities for students. “Acquiring the hands-on experience with software that is used widely in the field today is invaluable to our students, and quite often gives them an advantage when it’s time to look for a job.”
Geological and petroleum engineering technologists are among the most in-demand professions in Alberta.
“Our programs are highly industry driven to prepare graduates with relevant skill-sets,” says Faisal Arain, associate dean of NAIT’s school of sustainable building and environmental management. “The donation of geoLOGIC software endorses industry’s trust in our programs and strengthens our capability to meet their needs.”
In fall 2016, students in both programs will be some of the first to study in the Centre of Applied Technology, currently under construction on NAIT’s Main Campus. The centre is the largest capital project in NAIT’s 53-year history.
To raise additional financial support for the centre, in addition to applied research and student support initiatives, Essential: The NAIT Campaign was launched in November 2015. geoLOGIC systems ltd. is one of NAIT’s supporters that will help reach its $100 million fundraising goal.
To learn more about Essential: The NAIT Campaign, visit www.nait.ca/giving.
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With more than 60,000 credit and non-credit students and a 98 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to Alberta’s prosperity. Known for hands-on, technology-based learning, NAIT engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.
About geoLOGIC systems ltd.
geoLOGIC systems ltd. was founded in 1983 as an independent software company with the goal of developing a computer system that would manage interpretive well data and help to make prospecting easier. By 1995, the company’s focus had evolved to providing a completely integrated data and software solution for the Exploration and Production side of the Oil and Gas industry in Western Canada. By 2005, the quality of geoLOGIC’s data was recognized as the preferred choice of industry professionals and geoLOGIC had taken steps to make that data available outside of its industry-leading integrated solution. Since 2008, geoLOGIC has been a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and has achieved a Microsoft Competency in Gold Application Development. Today, geoLOGIC systems is a widely recognized developer of high quality databases and premium software products that offer comprehensive, relevant solutions to the Oil and Gas industry. Based in Calgary, geoLOGIC has provided Oil and Gas professionals with industry-leading, integrated software and value-added data coupled with unsurpassed customer service for over three decades in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.