Spatial Energy Continues Global Expansion with Announcement of European Subsidiary

Chris Carlston, co-founder, appointed Managing Director of new European Company based in Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria, May 23, 2011 – Spatial Energy, the leading source for digital imagery, data management and remote sensing services for the energy industry, announced today the opening of a European subsidiary. Spatial Energy made the announcement at the 2011 EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers) Conference & Exhibition in Vienna, Austria.

Chris Carlston, co-founder and Vice President of Sales for Spatial Energy in Boulder, Colorado, USA, has accepted the new position of Managing Director, Spatial Energy GmbH, which will be based in Vienna. Spatial Energy GmbH is the fourth global office opened since the parent company’s founding in 2005.

With increased interest in oil and gas exploration and production, including activity in Africa, as well as in shale gas plays in Eastern and Western Europe, Spatial Energy made the strategic decision to focus on building and strengthening relationships with key EAME energy companies. By establishing an office in Vienna with one of its key principal executives, the company is able to provide dedicated sales and support for customers and partners in key markets throughout the Western and Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EAME).

“Long term customer relations and service are a critical part of our success. As our customers expand their operations globally, a subsidiary in Europe is our logical next step," said Bud Pope, President, Spatial Energy. “We see Europe and Africa as strong growth markets where the concept of enterprise imagery hosting and management is catching on fast. We’re dedicated to ensuring that our current and future clients can rely on our remote sensing expertise no matter where their business takes them.”

Carlston stated, “More and more, oil and gas companies are beginning to understand the value of integrating disparate spatial data sets and making them more accessible throughout their organizations. They also place a high value on service and support, which is the hallmark of our company. I look forward to serving the EAME market with the leading enterprise imagery and data management services to the Energy sector. With our global remote sensing applications and analytical offerings, and now with the opening of the Vienna office, I’ll be able to provide our global customers with the consistent, personal attention they deserve.”

Prior to founding Spatial Energy with Bud Pope in 2005, Carlston was the Sales Manager for Energy Markets for DigitalGlobe. Previous to his tenure at DigitalGlobe, Mr. Carlston spent twelve years as a technical sales representative in the wireless software and surgical device industries. Mr. Carlston brings with him a breadth of experience in technical sales as well as marketing to Fortune 500 enterprises.

Headquartered in the United States, Spatial Energy has been steadily growing its global presence since being founded in 2005. In 2009, it extended its global reach by establishing an office in Beijing China and forming Spatial Energy Beijing Technology to serve the Asian market.

About Spatial Energy
Spatial Energy ( provides energy-specific imagery, imagery analysis and online enterprise imagery and data management services for oil and gas companies operating globally. Imagery is available on demand from our data archives, by tasking satellites and aerial providers, by speculative collection and by hosting corporate imagery. Our data is tailored for use with Geologic, Geophysical, Engineering applications and Field devices. We’ve established preferred relationships with the leading data providers and can thus select the best sources, most competitive pricing, and global licensing needed to meet global Energy industry requirements. Subscription programs such as the Spatial Energy Partner Program (EPP), BasinWatch, RadarWatch and Spatial on Demand ( provide simplified, cost effective access to acquiring and managing imagery as a corporate asset. For more information, visit our website at