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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 […]


New Calgary Office !

Finally … an office in Calgary ! Just like all of you, we have been waiting for our office in Calgary to materialise … well finally it’s here! T. Joseph Maylan has stepped up to represent SkyBase Solutions and especially our various PatchMap products from his office downtown. There must have been some hunger out […]


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 […]


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 […]


inReach | For EVERY Adventure

From sunrise to sunset, DeLorme inReach SE was made for your adventure — whether you love to hike, camp, boat, hunt, fish, sail, fly, climb, travel, motorcycle, mountain bike, ski, snowmobile, ATV, trail ride, or paddle. inReach SE satellite communicator with GPS sends AND receives messages anywhere on earth with 100% global coverage from the […]


28 November 2013
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Back-country Skiing with inReach

Ski Smart. Ski Safe with inReach Christmas is just around the corner and ski season is in full swing here in Alberta. If you are looking for the perfect gift for the skier on your list, look no further. inReach is new on the market and is leading the way as the #1 Safety and […]


Navigating with the Rino 650

A Look at the Rino 650 from Garmin As one of Alberta’s leaders in navigation systems, our clients often look to us for answers regarding the type of GPS that will work best for them. Over the past few years, one unit we have seen work exceptionally well is the Garmin Rino 650. This handheld […]


inReach – A Must Have for Snowmobile Season

Well folks, its October 2, and Grande Prairie had our first dusting of snow early this morning. For most of us this seems a little depressing. That being said I am sure the snowmobile enthusiasts out there are just chomping at the bit to hit the trails. Before winter truly hits (which may only be […]


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 […]


Off the Grid! | Delorme InReach SE Review

Love To Be Off the Grid! – Delorme inReach SE In this industry a large percentage of our clientele consists of those who can’t wait to get away from it all. We serve everyone from Bush Pilots to Mountain Bikers and everyone in between. The common thread they share is the enjoyment of being off […]


“We Pride Ourselves on Doing the Bare Minimum”

Said no company ever! And yet it is very interesting to see and hear so many stories that break down to exactly that. As some of you may know we are spending the next few days at the Peace Region Petroleum Show right here in Grande Prairie. Being new to the company, this was a […]


28 March 2013
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Kakwa Sled Trails in BushMap

As with all of our products, we listen to our customers…find where there is a need and do our best to create a solution. A majority of our BushMap users are members of the Alberta Snowmobile Association. As an added bonus for our local sledders,  we have routed out all of the Kakwa sled trails inside […]


14 March 2013
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Get Social with InReach

In this video, we look at the social media messaging options with the Delorme inReach for smartphone. Here we use an iOS device and the earthmate app. We can just as easy use the Android version. How To… In the messages section of the app, you should see 3 default message threads: facebook, twitter & […]