15 May 2020, 11:00 to 12:00

Tech20 Virtual: How do we digitize an industry when we don't know where anything is?



15 May 2020, 11:00 to 12:00


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Francis Cram, CEO, MapStand Limited

MapStand launched a free mapping platform at the end of 2019 and today has a thriving user community helping to build our global database of licences, wells, fields, infrastructure and the location of industry surveys and studies like seismic data. MapStands ambition is to build a business that maintains an open access interactive web map of the oil and gas industry so anyone, anywhere can easily analyse and track the industry. A heavy reliance on automation and the ability to engage a user community to crowdsource quality control and new datasets enables us to open access critical information needed to understand and analyse the industry and deliver change.

Francis’s Bio:

Francis, CEO and Founder of MapStand, studied Geology at Bristol and Petroleum Geoscience at Manchester University before joining Core Laboratories as a Geologist. In 2009 Francis joined a start-up oil company, Hansa Hydrocarbons, focussing on the Southern North Sea. Over the next 9 years Hansa built a portfolio of assets across the UK, Netherlands, Germany and Denmark with exploration success at the Ruby well in the Netherlands in 2017 a key highlight. In 2018 Francis founded MapStand a tech business aimed at solving many of the issues companies face in analysing the activities of the upstream oil and gas industry.

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