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29 October 2015
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Did you know? … Operators Time

Did you know? … Plantsite operators spend 20 – 35% of their time unproductively piloting service crews into and out of wellsite locations? Because this unnecessary expenditure (go ahead calculate it, it’ll be tens of thousands of dollars per day across the organization ) has become so common place, it’s been decided that the permit isn’t written […]


Did you know? … First Aid Vehicles

Did you know? … that less than 1% of the First Aid Vehicles working in the oil and gas industry use PatchMap? (we would know) … this is one of my pet peeves.   Most First Aid Companies working in the field for oil & gas operations supply one qualified person per vehicle to contain […]


29 October 2015
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Did you know? … Millions on the Table

Did You Know? … You could be leaving millions of dollars on the table if you are not using PatchMap to help plan your rig moving logistics. One oil company, in one area, in one winter, via one consultant, estimated a 3 million dollar savings in rig moves alone by using PatchMap! Just think how much […]


29 October 2015
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Did you know? … Service Companies

Did you know? … 60% of service companies overcharge on their mileage? Why do they do that? … because they can … it’s difficult to call them on it … and it might be your fault … (I’m pissing in my own pond here). But not anymore … PatchMap-Web is here. Verify distances  … and […]


29 October 2015
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Did you know? … Logistical Planners

Did you know? … There’s a tool for oil & gas field logistic planners that has a one day ROI ?  I know you are wondering … So is this a typical exaggeration? … well not according to one Project Manager who got thrown a large remote project at the last minute, without local knowledge, including […]


Did you Know ? … Field Reps

Did you know? …   that some oil & gas field sales reps outperform their counterparts by 100-150%, every day … how? …  well, they use PatchMap … that’s 2-3 times the sales than others and even themselves before they started using this industry specific navigational tool ! And how does PatchMap make such a difference? Well if you […]


16 July 2015
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New and Free PatchMap Products

New & Free – PatchMap With these new products, PatchMap is further entrenched as the number one way to navigate in the Canadian oil & gas sector: First the FREE: SkyBase has opened up a previously paid for product to free status. This blows the doors off of any similar product in the marketplace. Free […]


What … PatchMap has Competition?

Competition ? … if you actually look, there is none ! We often get asked what sets our PatchMap software apart from the three or four other products that claim to do, what we actually do. Well, there are many things that differentiate PatchMap but it might depend on what it is that you are […]


World Traveler – Not

A few observations from a short trip abroad: It’s been a few decades since I’ve travelled outside the comfort zone of North America. I had never been to Europe for a stay beyond overnight so on my recent trip to Germany I expected an experience similar to North America but more worldly or refined … […]


Grande Prairie Sports Expo

As we have for many years, we had a booth at the Grande Prairie Sports Expo April 10-12. We normally don’t intend to sell anything at these events, we did sell a couple of things this year and reinforced a few contacts that have strayed to new employment (it’s hard to keep track isn’t it?) […]


(Your) Smooth Running Machine

  The world is a big piece of equipment and we, at any particular moment are a tiny cog in a single wheel, buried deep inside that machine.  Traditionally, equipment runs smoother with the correct amount of grease to reduce the friction … an unseen force that perennially causes machinery to grind to a halt […]


1 April 2015
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“Plans of Mice and Men”

As a field surveyor I was often sent to do the oddball work as (I suppose) I could engineer the job right in the field if required. One such incident found me on location ostensibly to position piles for a small compressor on a wellsite. When the consultant arrived he had no plan layout of […]


Down turns aren’t all bad

The Advantages of a Down-turn We’d be foolish to think that when the wind goes out of the sails for our main industry, that we don’t get a bit jumpy … but it’s also an opportunity that we have seen before. When the belt tightens in the oil & gas industry there’s a sudden interest […]


MapBuddy PatchMap vs MapBuddy Dispatch

SkyBase has recently developed a new program, MapBuddy. This highly detailed PC mapping system comes with options for tons of great add-ons and extensions to help our users with their unique mapping needs. This article will help shed some light on the key differences between two of our most popular extensions. MapBuddy PatchMap | An […]


What We Do — The Answer for the PROs (A 2-Part Article)

What We Do …Two Answers: One for the PRO one for JOE  PART 1: The Answer for the PROs:                                                                          […]


31 March 2014
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What We Do — The Answer for the JOEs

What We Do — The Answer for the JOEs:                                                                              (just tell me why spending this money makes […]


Efficiency – What is it exactly? (Find me a Visionary)

How would you describe efficiency?  After listening and learning about all the ways different size companies operate it would seem that there is more than one definition of efficiency. Perhaps a better way to understand it, is there’s a sliding scale of what a particular size company would consider to be efficient; ** a very […]