December 12, 2012 by

Some Inspiration for the Holidays

Editor’s Note: While VISAGE rebranded to VERDAZO in April 2016, we haven’t changed the VISAGE name in our previous blog posts. We’re proud of our decade of work as VISAGE and that lives on within these blogs. Enjoy. On September 26, 2012, VISAGE client (artist and adventurer) Mike Elliott embarked on a five week trek with the objective of reaching the Mt. Everest Base Camp (a humble 18,000 feet). Along with 9 other individuals from Canada, this “Young and Breathless” team had more than simply reaching the Mt. Everest Base Camp on their minds. The team was working towards raising the necessary funds for the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation to establish a new computer lab at the Zeke O’Connor School (150 students) in Phaplu, Nepal, a very remote and underprivileged region. Total estimated project cost was $20,000 CDN. The original plan for Mike and his teammates was to begin a trek over 12 days with the objective of reaching Everest Base Camp. Tragically, on the morning of the team’s arrival in Kathmandu the team learned that 19 people had died on a flight to Lukla (the starting point for the trek). This news, in addition to poor weather conditions, meant...

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December 10, 2012 by

VISAGE’s Loonie Approach to YYC Tech Gives

Editor’s Note: While VISAGE rebranded to VERDAZO in April 2016, we haven’t changed the VISAGE name in our previous blog posts. We’re proud of our decade of work as VISAGE and that lives on within these blogs. Enjoy. VISAGE had a great time at the YYC Tech Gives Foodbank Challenge last week – thanks for making it happen! This year, we’ve adopted a loonie approach for supporting the food bank. When trying to determine “how much should we give to the Food Bank?“, the VISAGE team came up with a metric that serves as a challenge to other companies. We have donated $1 for every day of the year, for every employee, which rounds up to a contribution of $3,000 for 2012. Care to match us? Thanks again for everyone’s efforts this year!

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November 30, 2012 by

VISAGE Joins YYC Tech Gives, Rallies Other Calgary Tech Co’s to Join Food Bank challenge

Editor’s Note: While VISAGE rebranded to VERDAZO in April 2016, we haven’t changed the VISAGE name in our previous blog posts. We’re proud of our decade of work as VISAGE and that lives on within these blogs. Enjoy. On December 4th, Brad and I will be at the Calgary Food Bank alongside members of Arcurve, Entero and other tech co’s for a “building a hamper” challenge. The VISAGE team will pit our capable and nimble selves up against 10 other teams from local tech companies for a surprise challenge … something like preparing hampers or bagging potatoes. The event is profiled by CBC Radio 1 hosted by Angela Knight. If you are a regular at our blog site you’ll be hungry for some analysis or at least a few stats. Here goes. Calgary 2011: over 146,000 people used foodbank, 42% of whom were children. Hunger can be a short but scary crisis: 81% of clients visited three or fewer times. It’s not just the unemployed – 35% of households needing help had at least one person employed, with incomes too low to support them. Last year YYC Tech Gives raised about $65,000 for the Calgary Food Bank. This year the...

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November 8, 2012 by

Uncover New Insights into the Cardium Play at the IHS Customer Expo & Gala

Editor’s Note: While VISAGE rebranded to VERDAZO in April 2016, we haven’t changed the VISAGE name in our previous blog posts. We’re proud of our decade of work as VISAGE and that lives on within these blogs. Enjoy. We’re pleased to share that VISAGE has been invited to speak at the upcoming IHS Customer Expo & Gala on November 15, 2012. We will go beyond analyzing public data from the IHS Information Hub, we will integrate it with the Well Completion and Frac Database (by Canadian Discovery Ltd and Introspec Energy Group Inc.). Combining these data sources presents so many new and exciting analysis opportunities. I’ll be demonstrating this with a detailed analysis of the Cardium play that is guaranteed to surprise you. Imagine if in just a few minutes you could visualize… –       Drilling costs per meter by drilling company –       Cost per stage by frac company –       Average production rate per stage –       Average production rate per 100m completed length –       Average production rate per tonne of proppant –       Average production rate per $1,000,000 completion cost We’re confident that you’ll walk away in 20 minutes recognizing more analysis possibilities than you thought were possible. This is the stuff...

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October 29, 2012 by

Come Visit Us at the SPE Canadian Unconventional Resources Conference

Editor’s Note: While VISAGE rebranded to VERDAZO in April 2016, we haven’t changed the VISAGE name in our previous blog posts. We’re proud of our decade of work as VISAGE and that lives on within these blogs. Enjoy. We’d like to invite you down to this week’s SPE Canadian Unconventional Resources Conference where we will be demoing VISAGE in the exhibitor hall, at the IHS booth. Our team will be demonstrating how you can use VISAGE to conduct powerful analyses on public data (from the IHS Information Hub). We’re also pleased to announce the recent integration of the Well Completions & Frac Database (WCFD) by Canadian Discovery Ltd and Introspec Energy Group Inc. Now subscribers of the WCFD data and public data can use VISAGE to evaluate plays across Western Canada, including the Cardium, Viking, Montney, Doig, Bluesky, and many other established and newly emerging plays. We’ll be demonstrating how analyzing the WCFD data can support better competitive analysis and detailed examination of an entire play (including impacts of frac spacing, tonnage, horizontal length, drilling cost per meter, completion costs etc.). As you know, we’re passionate about effective data analysis and how it can offer our clients a unique competitive...

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December 13, 2011 by

VISAGE is a Technology Stars 2011 Winner

Editor’s Note: While VISAGE rebranded to VERDAZO in April 2016, we haven’t changed the VISAGE name in our previous blog posts. We’re proud of our decade of work as VISAGE and that lives on within these blogs. Enjoy. VISAGE is proud to announce that we are a Technology Stars 2011 winner for Best Exploration Technology. Check out the articles in the New Technology Magazine and the Oil & Gas Inquirer. The Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin is second to none in terms of the sheer volume of information that is readily available to the industry. This information has become an increasingly important resource in developing an understanding of plays and technical concepts. With the right tools this information can be used to narrow your focus and make “quick & accurate decisions that are well researched”. Kory Galbraith, VP of Engineering at Elkhorn Resources, took advantage of VISAGE’s visual analysis technology to analyze data from the geoLOGIC Data Center “to screen exploration areas in building its business plan”.  With the development of our most recent public data analysis capabilities, clients are using VISAGE as a “data exploration tool” to garner insights and make decisions that help them to optimize new and existing production opportunities....

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