Esri Honours Royal Dutch Shell with Enterprise GIS Award - 17/07/2014

Esri has awarded Royal Dutch Shell with the Enterprise GIS Award during the opening session of the Esri User Conference in San Diego. Shell was acknowledged for its advanced use of geographic information system (GIS) technology, notably its centrally managed deployment of Esri’s ArcGIS platform to all subsidiary companies around the globe.

Geoinformation and GIS have become a key foundation layer in the company's global enterprise, said Jack Verouden, chief surveyor for Shell International Exploration and Production. GIS plays a crucial role in the creation of new business insights, reduction of risk in business, health, safety and environment, as well as saving costs.

Great examples of Shell’s implementation of Esri’s ArcGIS include MyMaps, which provides staff around the world with easy access to integrated global data, and the Common Operation Picture, which is essential in Incident Command System implementation for emergency response, explained Verouden. He stated that the company is proud to receive this recognition at the Esri User Conference, witnessed by 16,000 GIS professionals.

Shell uses ArcGIS to deliver integrated geoinformation assets to a broad and diverse user community beyond the traditional technical users in exploration, development and production. As a result, even novice GIS users at Shell can access current, accurate and authoritative geoinformation. Now, many people throughout the organisation are able to make decisions related to a broad variety of business opportunities and challenges such as seismic lines and site planning, surface geology mapping, facilities engineering, emergency preparedness and response, pipeline routing and retail.

Shell was one of the very first Esri users in the petroleum industry, said Esri president Jack Dangermond. In the past few years the use of GIS has been dramatically expanded across the whole organisation, and Shell is continually proving to be at the forefront of innovation.

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