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Geoforce, Inc, was named the winner of the 2013 General Industry Service Award at the Oil & Gas Awards on October 22, 2013. The announcement came at a gala dinner and awards ceremony at the Sheraton Hotel & Spa in Fort Worth, TX.
The 2013 Southwest Oil & Gas Awards judging panel reviewed hundreds of entries to get to the shortlist of finalists, who were all recognized during the event. Geoforce submitted its Vehicle Service Delivery Verification module (referred to by some customers as the “day in the life of an oilfield service vehicle”) as a product that benefitted the energy industry in a way that no one else can.
Geoforce shaped the application by working with customers to address specific issues they face in the field. Customers expressed frustration about the tedious and time-consuming task of ensuring accurate billing related to services vehicles. Customers maintain numerous relationships with vendors and driver contractors, generally using a fee-for-service billing setup. Often, the only recorded request is a well name with an order for x-number of barrels of water, or simply “needs disposal”. The Service Verification module reduces the process of reconciling the order with what the driver actually did that day from hours into minutes.
The Oil & Gas Awards judges praised Geoforce’s focus on “working with the industry to develop applications that support the Oil & Gas industry . . . The experience of industry veterans has enabled Geoforce to develop technology that provides critical information that saves time, reduces costs and eliminates major communication issues.”
“As a member of the team responsible for developing our Vehicle Service Delivery Verification module, I take a lot of pride in this Award,” said David Katten, PhD, Software Developer at Geoforce, and an architect of the winning solution. “Every day our developers take on the challenge of making Geoforce’s Track and Trace solutions much more than just dots on a map, and this honor is an example of how the oil and gas industry has come to value our services.”
Geoforce’s equipment Track and Trace and asset utilization solutions are built for the unique requirements of the oil and gas industry. Geoforce provides operational support services in all of the key North American shale basins, the Gulf of Mexico and numerous international producing regions. Geoforce has deployments on six continents with over 300 companies. Their customers include many of the international super major operating companies, most of the major international oilfield services companies, as well as hundreds of mid-size and regionally-focused oil and gas operators, service providers, and equipment rental companies.
Geoforce’s intuitive, reliable and scalable solutions – developed through extensive oil and gas industry experience – include: efficient asset location and retrieval, rental invoice auditing, service delivery verification, inspection compliance, equipment maintenance alerts, and a host of others. Many oil and gas companies consider Geoforce to be a key operating partner, due to the depth of its industry focused solutions, which has resulted in Geoforce having the largest satellite asset tracking deployment in the oilfield.
Geoforce is headquartered near Dallas/Fort Worth international airport, with research and development offices in Bozeman, Montana. International subsidiary, Geoforce do Brasil, is located in Macae, Brazil.
Combining a cloud-based software platform with ruggedized GPS tracking devices, Geoforce’s Track and Trace solutions bring control to even the most remote field operations. Our asset tracking devices are built for the world’s toughest field operators in these industries: oil and gas, rail, construction, mining, transportation, government/defense, and agriculture. Today more than 1,300 customers track 150,000+ assets in almost 100 countries. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Geoforce operates a research and development office in Bozeman, Montana. Sales and support offices are maintained throughout the U.S. and in Brazil, Australia, and Canada.