As LOGIC celebrates our five-year anniversary, we reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going.
Most of us began working together as far back as 2000 and later created LOGIC Solutions Group. With industry support, client backing and second-to-none consultants, this decidedly new business focused our core strengths – information management centered on GIS in Oil & Gas. Initially, we set up shop with a few executive offices in City Centre. During this time, (mostly spent back to back in small offices), we learned a lesson that has become the central pillar of our practice: trust is everything.
Show people exactly who you are and where your focus is. They will either run for the hills or become lifelong friends and evangelists. So far, so good!
We diligently began hitting the market for consulting opportunities, hired on a handful of consultants, secured several pieces of business and began managing P&L statements that were more “L” than “P” in the beginning. Quarterly meetings were held at 4-top and 6-top tables with impassioned discussions of conquering the consulting world.
Slowly but surely, we increased momentum as more and more clients trusted us with their initiatives. We were also able to solidify LOGIC with top-notch, relationship-based consultants while continuing to strengthen our long term relationship with Esri and we furthered this relationship by securing offices alongside Esri Houston in 2013. Proximity allowed collaboration and partnering opportunities while our team continued to grow. At the same time, we were building a relationship with Safesoft’s FME, formalized a partnership focused on O&G workflows and presented a couple of client success stories at the FME World Tour.
We also started working with two supermajors on their strategic vision for geospatial data management. We began building out roadmaps and supporting projects for one and helped to implement a cutting edge, state of the art enterprise GIS solution for the other. When scaled, these larger deployments created domain knowledge and opportunities to deliver similar engagements with a handful of large mid-tiers, small operators and pipeline service providers.
We’re all in this together for the long haul, side-by-side. No matter where you are or what you’re doing.
2015: OUCH! We’ve all experienced an industry downturn of epic proportions.
We were able to put out wildfire after wildfire by being open, honest and communicating with our clients - these same clients have stuck by us as the industry continues to improve. With this openness, we’ve managed to remain profitable, retain long term relationships with our consultants, and provide a solid, fun place to work while continuing to provide value to our clients.
LOGIC is a team of both our consultants and our clients. Regular events and interactions give us insight into how we can grow our consulting practice, what direction they see the industry heading and how their communication needs and preferences are evolving.
As momentum shifts from crisis control to the new normal of lower commodity prices, companies are still figuring out how to operate in this phase of O&G history. Over the last year, we’ve added new talent to our team and expect that trend to continue as the industry improves.
What do 2017 and beyond hold?
By remaining true to our founding principles, our clients hold our business partnerships in high regard. Our drive to better serve our clients is setting the stage for new strategic partnerships and technologies for us to keep delivering cutting-edge solutions.
The industry will look different going forward, and so will we. Although we’ve gotten leaner and smarter, we’ll still be providing clients with continued value and deliver innovative information management and GIS for the oil and gas industry. We look forward to working with you!