geoLOGIC systems ltd. Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

    geoLOGIC Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning a Microsoft Competency
    in ISV/Software Solutions

    CALGARY, Jan. 7 /CNW/ - geoLOGIC systems ltd. today announced it has
attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a
competency in Independent Software Vendor/Software Solutions recognizing
geoLOGIC's expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold
Certified Partner, geoLOGIC has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft
technologies and a proven ability to meet customers' needs. Microsoft Gold
Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits including access, training
and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel.
    A recognized leader with 25 years of experience supplying knowledge
management services to the oil and gas industry, geoLOGIC is a leading
provider of value-added oil and gas data and decision support tools based on
Microsoft technologies.
    "Achieving Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program
is just one more way we are demonstrating our commitment to provide
single-source solutions that can be reliably and effectively integrated
company-wide," said geoLOGIC Vice President of Operations and Technology, Sean
Udell. "The benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner status will
allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for customers."
    "We congratulate geoLOGIC systems ltd. for achieving Microsoft Gold
Certified Partner status, demonstrating their commitment to delivering
innovation and value to customers," said Lora Gernon, Director, Partner Group,
Microsoft Canada Co. "The Microsoft Partner Program delivers tools and
resources to help technology providers such as geoLOGIC succeed and make an
impact on the marketplace."
    As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status,
geoLOGIC had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are
designed to help differentiate a partner's capabilities with specific
Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution.
Each Competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to
accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to
the technology industry. Within select Competencies, there are Specializations
that focus on specific solution areas that recognize deeper expertise within
that Competency. Serving as a specialized path to earning those Competencies,
Specializations give direct access to the tools and resources that support
that specific area of focus.
    The ISV/Software Solutions Competency recognizes the skill and focus
partners bring to a particular solution set. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners
that have obtained this competency have a successful record of developing and
marketing packed software based on Microsoft technologies.
    "Solutions competencies are an important way for Microsoft to better
enable ISVs to meet customer needs," said Sanjay Parthasarathy, corporate vice
president of the Developer and Platform Evangelism Group at Microsoft Corp.
"They allow ISVs to keep and win customers through their deep knowledge of
solutions-based Microsoft platform technologies. Microsoft has a long history
of working closely with ISV partners to help them deliver compelling solutions
and applications to our mutual customers, and the Microsoft Competencies are
an important step in continuing to enhance vital relationships with ISVs
    The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents
Microsoft's ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The
program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes
partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the
technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners' businesses
be successful.

    About geoLOGIC systems ltd.

    Alberta-based geoLOGIC systems ltd. has been creating and supplying data
and integrated software solutions to the energy and production industry since
1983. The company's premier product, geoSCOUT, is a fully integrated,
Windows-based exploration system that supports oil and gas professionals in
their search for resources by combining presentation-quality mapping and
cross-section tools with data handling and analysis software. The geoLOGIC
Data Center (gDC) supplies customers and software partners with high quality
data in an open Public Petroleum Data Model (PPDM). For more information on
geoLOGIC, visit
    The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the
trademarks of their respective owners.

For further information:

For further information: David A. Hood, President, geoLOGIC systems
ltd., (403) 262-1992,; Sean Udell, Vice President
Operations and Technology, geoLOGIC systems ltd., (403) 262-1992,

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