CALGARY, Aug. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - PIDE Solutions Group is pleased to announce that it has entered into a three-year educational partnership with SAIT Polytechnic that includes donation of PIDE's Piper 2.0 software powered by DataDraw, valued at $600,000. Piper 2.0 is an intelligent drawing and design platform tailored specifically to support volumetric measurement and reporting requirements across the upstream oil and gas sector.
"We are grateful for industry partners like PIDE Solutions Group that support the hands-on technical training that SAIT provides," says Rand Ayres, Interim Dean of SAIT's MacPhail School of Energy.
Students entering SAIT's new Hydrocarbon Measurement Certificate Program in 2015 will be the first of their peers to leverage this leading technology in both their classroom and project work, which will position them well for entry into the workforce.
With unlimited access to Piper 2.0 design and compliance management tools, SAIT graduates will enter industry armed with the in-demand skill sets oil and gas producers rely on to ensure the safe, efficient and compliant operations of their volumetric measurement facilities. Upon completion of the program, students will be proficient in the creation and maintenance of compliant production measurement schematics, reporting facility delineation requirements, volumetric field data capture and general regulatory compliance and the associated planning and scheduling.
"Fundamentally we began wanting to help oil and gas producers see their asset information more clearly by combining data with context which led us to combining our DataDraw visualization technology with our PIDE Piper drawing application to create Piper 2.0," says Mark Proud, CEO of PIDE Solutions Group. "We are thrilled that SAIT has entered into this relationship with PIDE and we are going to be proud to support it going forward as we believe innovation is the key to the future of the oil and gas sector and we believe SAIT is underwriting that future with the core talent industry requires."
About SAIT Polytechnic
SAIT Polytechnic is one of Canada's most exciting destinations for post-secondary education, offering more than 100 career programs and over 1,000 part-time courses (including online and distance) that position people for success in technology, trades and business. A leader in innovation, SAIT also collaborates with industry on applied research and delivers corporate training worldwide. SAIT has been recognized as being one of Alberta's Top Employers, the Top Research College in Canada and the Best Alberta Workplace for Training and Development. sait.ca
About PIDE Solutions Group
PIDE Solutions Group is a local Calgary company established in 2008. Through the combined experience of its staff in the Oil and Gas industry over the last 30 years, PSG has developed an industry-specific tool intended to connect the unconnected world. Visit www.Pide.ca for more information.
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SOURCE: PIDE Solutions Group Inc.
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