In March of this year, Geoforce opened its second international subsidiary in Perth, Western Australia, and I was asked to head up the new office as Business Manager of Geoforce PTY. Ltd. My initial awareness of Geoforce was as a prospective customer, and even then, the presence Geoforce had built ”down under” through deployments with some of the biggest names in oil and gas was impressive.
The decision to establish a permanent presence in Australia was made so that current and future customers have access to local knowledge and expertise, inventory on-hand, a quicker ordering process, assistance in asset deployment and, most importantly, in-person support. This “boots on the ground” approach makes it easier for exploration & production, equipment rental, service, and logistics companies here to do business with Geoforce.
Geoforce PTY. Ltd. offers a range of Geoforce’s standard solutions focused on offshore oil and gas. These products include our award winning Track and Trace software solutions, and the revolutionary GT1 tracking device, the world’s only IECEx certified Zone 0 GPS tracking device. The GT1 was built specifically for the rigors of the oil and gas market, and is widely accepted as the safest, most rugged tracking device globally. The GT1 has received all regulatory and safety approvals to be deployed in Australia.
It couldn’t be a more exciting time to be in the oil and gas industry down here in Australia. With the offshore market continuing to boom, and growing onshore activity, it’s natural that Geoforce has set its flag in Perth to be closer to our customers.