November 18, 2008 08:00 ET

CygNet Software Announces Customer Advisory Board

Top U.S. Oil and Gas Companies Offer Industry Expertise to Leading Enterprise Software Provider

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA--(Marketwire - November 18, 2008) - CygNet Software, the leading provider of enterprise operations software and solutions for the oil and gas industry, today announced the formation of its Board of Customer Advisors (BoCA). Comprised of six initial members selected from exploration and production (E&P) and pipeline segments of the oil and gas industry, the board will play an important advisory role in CygNet's product development process and solution design.

CygNet customer advisors include: David Wray, field automation systems manager, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; Darin Molone, SCADA manager, Atlas Pipeline; Jason Offerman, SCADA / field automation manager, Chesapeake Energy Corporation; James E. Wahrenberger III, operations, drilling and SCADA supervisor, Devon Energy; Joseph Schmid, manager-SCADA, Energy Transfer Partners; and Tom Aubuchon, manager real time applications, Panhandle Energy.

"Data management is no longer just for field operations, but needs to be used to run the entire oil and gas enterprise," said Wray, field automation systems manager of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and CygNet BoCA chairman. "CygNet has recognized the need for leveraging vast amounts of data across virtually all areas of the company, from operations to production engineering to marketing. I am honored to be a part of the customer advisory board and I am confident that the group will play a central role in delivering the next generation of oil and gas solutions for the enterprise."

The CygNet BoCA group will be led by Doug Rauenzahn, CygNet's director of product management. As part of CygNet's continued attention to delivering on-target product solutions, BoCA members will serve as the pulse of the industry and voice of the customer community on their real-time operations, as well as business and product needs.

"With a laser focus on meeting customers' product needs both strategically and tactically, CygNet is committed to being the enterprise company of choice, both now and into the future," said Chris Smith, president and CEO of CygNet Software. "Effective systems go far beyond serving as a tactical tool. Through our commitment to product development growth and the newly formed CygNet advisory board, we will continue to work with our entire customer base to deliver a trusted and strategic business solution."

About CygNet Software

CygNet Software is the emerging de facto standard for enterprise operations software and solutions for the domestic oil and gas industry. Already more than 100 customers -- including the majority of the top 10 major independent gas producers in North America -- rely on CygNet to drive market responsiveness and operational efficiency. Built by industry and technology experts, CygNet provides a practical means for companies involved in oil and gas production, transportation, and market delivery, which leverages the vast amounts of diverse data produced across all facets of enterprise operations. CygNet harnesses these traditional silos of field, production, and business data, creating a unified information ecosystem. For the first time, users across every business function can prioritize and analyze real-time information to support daily operations and strategic decision making.

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