Apache Utilizes DigitalGlobe's High-Res Satellite Imagery

DigitalGlobe reports that Apache has joined DigitalGlobe's Enterprise Partner Program, a mechanism that streamlines access to geospatial products, and provides quick and easy data viewing and ordering in a desktop environment.

The Enterprise Partner Program, launched in September 2004, offers a centralized geospatial solution for global organizations with multiple offices or procurement centers and employees of varied software skill levels. Program partners pay an annual fee for a bulk amount of imagery from DigitalGlobe's ImageLibrary and future imagery acquisitions. Images are delivered in multiple formats, permitting image sharing within separate divisions of an organization.

"High-resolution satellite imagery is valuable for a variety of uses in the oil and gas industry," said G. Steven Farris, president and CEO of Apache Corporation. "With the QuickBird satellite's 2-foot pixel size providing high-resolution imagery, our global operations can now utilize the data for evaluating regional geologic features, locating well spots, planning seismic operations, and mapping facilities," he added.

"We have invested a tremendous amount of time listening to our customers' needs, and for large companies such as Apache, this program is an ideal solution for helping to solve the age-old issue of information sharing," said Herb Satterlee, DigitalGlobe's CEO. "Our comprehensive package, which addresses the diverse needs of all users within large organizations, will streamline access to geospatial products to boost the effectiveness of decision makers throughout the company."