Alberta Energy and Utilities Board receives award for petroleum mapping

Alberta Energy and Utilities Board receives award for petroleum mapping

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Alberta, Canada, 6 April 2006: The Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) was presented with an Award of Excellence at ESRI Canada’s tenth annual ESRI Regional User Conference in Calgary on April 6. Alex Miller, President of ESRI Canada, presented the Award in recognition of the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board’s innovative applications for petroleum mapping, analysis, and visualization.

The EUB is an independent, quasi-judicial agency of the Government of Alberta. The EUB continues to expand its use of GIS across an ever-increasing range of activities and business areas. One area in which GIS has become a key technology is in support of the geological evaluation process.

Of particular value to the EUB is the establishment of an enterprise wide geodatabase. This has enabled the consolidation and integration of spatial information from diverse themes into a single source. There are great benefits in being able to visualize and correlate spatial information that has been contributed from various sources and branches within the EUB into one coherent picture, and to do it efficiently.