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Who We Are

Established in 1984, Petrosys revolutionized the oil and gas industry with mapping, surface modeling, connectivity and data management products for geoscience professionals. Today, Petrosys is the industry leader – delivering direct connectivity with the E&P industry’s most popular exploration, production and GIS data sources. Geoscientists, data managers and engineers at more than 300 sites worldwide use Petrosys software as an essential tool for basin and field interpretation, to enhance enterprise data management and help make better decisions.

In July 2017, Petrosys was acquired by Constellation Software Inc (TSX: CSU), Canada’s largest software company. Building on our history of domain expertise, coupled with CSI’s deep capabilities in the software industry, Petrosys continues to develop global-leading geoscience mapping and subsurface modeling software.

What We Do

Petrosys PRO produces high quality maps and surface models. It manages, edits, and analyses the underlying information including the specialized seismic, well and geoscience data used in the search for oil and gas. dbMap® data management strategies deliver a PPDM gold standard master data store which distributes data securely while integrating knowledge to improve discovery rates and reduce production costs. PLDB®  is a powerful enterprise solution for creating an organised, secure repository of your prospects, leads, plays and opportunities, built for industry standard petroleum risk assessment and portfolio management workflows.

Our core software products are complemented by the highly respected expert global support team, as well as the consulting and training services we provide ensuring our clients get the most from their software investment.

Our Team

Scott Tidemann
Chief Executive Officer
Scott joined the Petrosys Group in 2001 during which time he has worked in multiple locations across the globe, in multiple roles, including senior management, software product management and development, support and services, marketing and sales. He has extensive knowledge of the Petrosys Mapping and Data Management products, as well as the E&P technology industry.
He has a Bachelor of Arts specialising in geology and geography, along with Professional Management Program certification from the University of Adelaide with some 20+ years global experience in the E&P software and data management sector, having previously worked for a number of Schlumberger companies.
He has been involved in a wide range of projects, including the development of web based stochastic resource portfolio management (“Prospects & Leads”) system; data management site audits to road map future system developments, and establishing a market for “tNavigator” reservoir simulation technology in the Pacific region.
Scott has extensive experience in a range of oil and gas exploration and production technology/service businesses, including software support, service delivery, training, data & information management, project implementation & management, software development, sales & marketing, and client account management.
Volker Hirsinger
Dr Volker Hirsinger
Vice President – Americas
Volker is the founder of the Petrosys Group (1984), the former Chief Executive Officer (until July, 2015), and currently is the Vice President responsible for the Group’s US, Canadian, Central and Latin American operations based in Houston.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and PhD in Structural Geology.
Volker has taken a central role in the development of Petrosys’s software products as well as an active role in the Group’s business growth and wider industry activities, including serving as a member of the Board of the US-based PPDM from 2010-13.
Prior to founding Petrosys, Dr Hirsinger held senior geoscience positions with Australian resource companies Western Mining, Woodside Petroleum and Santos.
Nathan Balls
Nathan Balls
Vice President – Europe, Russia and Africa
Nathan joined the Petrosys Group in 1994, establishing its UK entity Petrosys Europe Ltd in Scotland and was responsible for the growth and expansion of the Petrosys Europe regional base.
As Vice President he is currently responsible for operations on behalf of Petrosys in Europe, Russia and Africa, which include; business development & client account management, software support, training & consulting and project management, as well as local operational obligations.
He graduated from Middlesex University in London with a BSc. (Hons) in Geography & Geology and has nearly 30 years’ experience working in the Oil and Gas sector. He began his career with BP working as a Computer Geologist specialising in a variety of geotechnical applications. He also worked with Enterprise Oil as a mapping specialist on North Sea Equity re-determination projects.
Nathan is part of the Petrosys senior management team which supports the strategic planning responsibilities of the board and CEO. Special projects currently include leading the technical side of the Petrel Mapping Module by Petrosys, with Schlumberger.
Jonathan Drake
Jonathan Drake
Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and Company Secretary
Jonathan joined the Petrosys Group from the national legal firm, Minter Ellison in 2007.
He holds separate bachelor degrees in Law (with Honours) and Computer Science from the University of Adelaide, together with a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Society of South Australia and is a Graduate Member (Order of Merit) of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Jonathan assumed his current position in 2013 and is responsible for the management of commercial, accounting, and IT systems to support the global activities of the Petrosys business.
He is the Group’s legal advisor and is responsible for oversight of corporate governance, risk management and secretarial matters. He also manages the Human Resources function and marketing communications activities.
Mark Andersen
Mark Anderson
Chief Development Officer
Mark joined the Petrosys Group in its very early years (1989), starting as a “C developer” working on the then product line using HP Unix operating systems, progressing over the years with work on virtually all aspects of the Group’s software developments, including transitioning to C++ development in the late 90’s. His experience covers programming, system analysis and project manager roles.
He holds a Bachelor in Computer Science from the University of Adelaide.
Mark is currently responsible for the planning and execution of the development of Petrosys’s current and prospective software product, working with his highly qualified and experienced technical team at the Group’s Head Office in Adelaide.
Michael Brumby
Michael Brumby
Business Development Manager, Middle East, Asia Pacific
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Geophysics and has been with the Petrosys Group since 1992 in a range of sales, business development and support roles extending across Asia and the Middle East, as well as in Australia. He is currently located at our office in Perth.
He was formerly with Western Mining as a geoscientist in various exploration roles.

Our Partners

We strive to maintain excellent working relationships with key vendors and professional organisations in our industry to support our philosophy of maintaining good connectivity across the applications, systems, and work processes that Petroleum Exploration and Production demands.

Organisation Relationship
Applications Connectivity IT Systems Hardware Data Collaboration Professional Collaboration Petrosys as Reseller
AACC
AAPG
APPEA
APSG
ASEG
CGG GeoSoftware
Consolidated Suppliers
CSEG
CSPG
Dataminda
DUG
EAGE
Energistics
Esri
FaultSeal
geoLOGIC
Halliburton
IHS
Indra
INT
Interica
LMKR
Microsoft
Oilware
Oracle
Paradigm
PPDM
PT Geoservices
Red Hat
Reservoil
RFD
Schlumberger
SEG
SeisWare
Senergy
Shell
Talend
TGS
VictorySoft

 

Feel free to request more information on Petrosys partners or contact us about collaboration potential.