April Lunch Meeting

The May PBLA membership Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, May 8, at the Midland Petroleum Club.  This month’s co-presenters will be Greg Adam and Owen McKee of Ascent Geomatics Solutions who will be giving us insight on some ways that drones can assist with landwork.  Please RSVP and pay online at www.pbla.org/lunch-meeting.  Lunch will begin at 11:30, with the presentation at 11:50.  $25 per plate.

Greg Adam runs the business development effort for Ascent in the Permian.  He moved to Midland in September, 2017 with his wife, son, and their German Shepherd mutt.  Prior to Ascent, Greg worked for WhiteStar providing GIS data to Oil and Gas customers.  His first experience in the industry was as a sales engineer designing oilfield cement programs for Schlumberger and Allied Oilfield Services in the Rockies Region.  Greg earned his Bachelor’s degree from the United States Air Force Academy and served five years in the Air Force, primarily working with Missile Warning Satellites.   He also has a Master’s of Science from the University of Colorado at Denver’s Global Energy Management Program.

Owen McKee joined the Ascent team in July, 2010.  He functioned as a Survey Field Lead, organizing field crews and projects, along with collecting field data throughout the Rocky Mountain region for boundary, topographic, construction, and ROW surveys.  Since then, Owen has developed a role in project management, managing the field work, drafting of exhibits, project timelines, and budgets.  He also helped develop and implement Ascent’s remote sensing program this past year, utilizing terrestrial LiDar and UAV based Photogrammetry.  He also helped train other employees in UAV field collection, along with traditional survey field methods, to ensure processes and procedures are followed on every project.  Owen also has experience as a municipal surveyor, having completed boundary, construction, and control surveys.  Through that work he has experience drafting, updating GIS databases/control networks, and had interactions with public and private entities to plan and complete publicly funded projects.  Owen holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Physical Geography and Archaeology from the University of Denver, along with a certificate in GIS.

Ascent Geomatics Solutions is the industry leader in collecting, analyzing, and delivering geospatially accurate data so their customers can make more accurate and timely business decisions.  Ascent has the experts, technology, and processes to ensure projects are done with the utmost safety, accuracy, efficiency, and urgency needed to make sure they are completed on-time and on-budget.  Over the past two years, Ascent began acquiring new technology such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) and LiDAR (laser scanning) technology to better serve their customers.  These new technologies expanded the scope of service offerings to other industries such as Mining, Transportation, Construction, Landfills, and many other growing industries.  In addition to the core services, they offer such as Surveying and Civil Engineering.  Ascent Geomatics is proud to provide additional remote sensing solutions, such as Photogrammetry, Aerial Mapping, 3D Modeling (LiDAR), and other geospatial solutions.

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