14 March 2011 – EarthSoft announced today that a second large Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction client will manage their environmental, geological, and geospatial data with EQuIS. Following an earlier announcement of a sale to Chesapeake Energy, EarthSoft announced a second major client last week, this time with a hosted EQuIS Online configuration. Both clients purchased EQuIS Enterprise for workflow automation of data collection and reporting.
EarthSoft’s EQuIS software systems are filling the need to automate the fast paced and diverse field activity workflow processes Marcellus Shale industrials are faced with. Impact on the local environment and water management need to be assessed and managed on a near real-time basis. Field activities, chemical analysis, and other project tasks can be managed by rolling data up into one centralized EQuIS data management system, allowing the industrial client and their agents the ability to automate, streamline, and manage this workflow in an efficient, timely, and cost effective way.
With the EQuIS On-line cloud computing product, the start-up costs are minimal because EarthSoft servers complete the setup in the cloud, making startup easy and fast. Collaborative multi-user systems populated with data from multiple labs and consultants for industrial end users are easily deployed with EQuIS adaptable and scalable data management systems.
Additionally, EQuIS Data Gathering Engine (EDGE) software is being used by Marcellus consultants. EDGE will be customized for use by Marcellus Shale natural gas clients. EDGE is a revolutionary new tool for field data capture and collection. EDGE allows for data to be checked for correctness and completeness while the staff are still in the field. EDGE produces electronic chain- of-custody forms and other documentation required for environmental sampling.
EarthSoft’s EQuIS is used by many clients in the Marcellus Shale territory, including US EPA Regions 2 & 3, West Virginia DEP, New York State DEC, and many laboratories, consultants, and industry operating in the area.