Just in time for the holiday season, WhiteStar has a few 'gifts' to share with our subscribing clients. In this, our December 2010 edition of The WhiteStar Navigator, we introduce another reliable, FREE service exclusive to WhiteStar, deliver Part 2 of a two part series on "Breaking Down Barriers to Collaboration", and officially announce our new partnership with LandWorks. Feel free to 're-gift' this newsletter early and often.
The WhiteStar Team
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Breaking Down Barriers to Collaboration Part 2
Is inter-departmental collaboration just a dream? Or can it become a reality?
In my last column, I introduced the concept of collaboration as a realistic goal of upstream E&P efforts thanks to GIS map servers and web mapping services (WMS). Traditionally, geophysicists, geologists, and land men have operated independently of one another, each with their own departmental goals, management and budgets. But now GIS and WMS have made enterprise maps the rallying point for the entire upstream team. Most technical barriers to collaboration are gone. Continue reading...
Synergy: Strategic Alliances to Streamline Exploration
In a joint press release, WhiteStar has named LandWorks as a reseller of the WhiteStar Exploration Cube™ product line.
"WhiteStar and LandWorks have worked together for over a decade to provide mutual clients with integrated land management solutions," said WhiteStar CEO Robert White. "As a WhiteStar reseller, LandWorks becomes a one-stop shop for oil & gas companies and pipeline operators that need to map and manage their assets with accurate boundary information."
Our new partnership was announced via BussinessWire.com. We have posted this announcement on our website. Read it in its entirety here.
Ask the Expert
Robert White is a 3rd generation geologist with over 20 years of Geospatial Wisdom.
Question: What is the single largest remaining hurdle limiting financial success in upstream oil and gas?
Answer: Internal cultural differences among departments resulting in a failure to collaborate.