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Gobble Gobble

Posted by Shelly on Nov 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Topics: holidays

Analyzing Scrum and Other Methods of Agile Development

Posted by Sarah on Nov 8, 2017 12:12:27 PM

Most software development professionals have at least heard of Agile development, and likely utilize one (or a combination) of its methodologies. Although Scrum is arguably the most popular implementation of Agile development, many erroneously consider Scrum and Agile to be one in the same. We know this can be confusing, so this post will help you better understand what Agile development is, and what differentiates Scrum from other Agile frameworks. 

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Topics: Software development, Scrum, Agile

I Ain't Afraid of No Ghost

Posted by Shelly on Oct 31, 2017 9:30:00 AM

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Topics: holidays, Halloween

Stay in the Know

Posted by Jennifer on Oct 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Stay on top of oil and gas industry news by following these top resources.  

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Topics: news, oil & gas

In Case You Missed It...

Posted by Jennifer on Oct 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

We've been busy attending conferences, hosting trainings and wrapping up projects for the year, and we're sure you're probably in the same boat. During that time, you might've missed out on some discussions of new and enhanced technologies, and different approaches to industry services and problems. Not to worry though, we have compiled our last five webinars touching on these topics for you to check out. Enjoy!

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Topics: Risk Management, Spatial Risk Analyst, Web GIS, Express Loader, ILI Run Comparison

Pipeline Institute: Advancing Pipeline Careers

Posted by Jennifer on Oct 4, 2017 10:18:02 AM

We’re always looking for ways to share our knowledge with the growing oil and gas industry, and we’re doing just that with our new Integrity Plus Pipeline Institute. Providing both hazardous liquids and natural gas pipeline operators with a focused means of training both new pipeline professionals and legacy employees. Our expert level consultants have developed a program with three main components aimed at facilitating industry and leadership growth.

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Topics: Pipeline Operator, training, Pipeline Institute

Simplifying the Risk Process: Spatial Risk Analyst 3.2

Posted by Lauren Williams on Sep 29, 2017 2:03:08 PM

We understand, and have first-hand knowledge of, the challenges you face when implementing and performing risk assessments. Challenges can take the form of software or data management issues, communication barriers when sharing risk results, or completing preventive and mitigative measures most effectively.

Often, the solution doesn’t lie in a software application, person or process alone. 

All three elements – technology, process and people – need to come together to address the dynamic challenges of performing risk assessments. To best support our clients, Integrity Plus blends the three elements together. Our risk engineers are directly involved in the design of our software application, Spatial Risk Analyst, and offer expert guidance on the workflows and processes that our operator clients execute on a daily basis. 

As a result of the combined effort of people, process and technology, our offering fits into practical workflows, simplifies the day-to-day work of risk management and integrity professionals, and addresses their largest concerns. In the latest release of Spatial Risk Analyst, we’ve provided solutions to the following common challenges:

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Topics: Risk Management, Spatial Risk Analyst, software release, services

The Ins-and-Outs of ILI Run Comparison

Posted by Phil Tisovec on Sep 20, 2017 12:59:18 PM

An In-Line Inspection (ILI) is really just a snapshot of the current condition of your pipeline on a specific date. Depending on the technology used and when the pipeline is inspected, different “views” of the pipe’s condition are created. Which means no single ILI will give you the true condition of your pipeline

This is where run comparisons come into play. Run comparisons help QC new data building confidence in the results, increases the value of each run, and provides data for deeper and more accurate analytics using the comparison results. 

There are a handful of options when it comes to doing an ILI run comparison; completing it in-house, outsourcing to an ILI vendor, outsourcing to a service provider, or maybe your organization just doesn’t do it. Trying to decide what is best for your organization? We’ve got your benefits and drawbacks of each.

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Topics: Integrity Management, ILI, ILI Run Comparison

Planning, Preparation and Prevention: Pipeline Safety Before, During and After a Hurricane

Posted by Sarah on Sep 15, 2017 9:30:00 AM

June through November are known as the Atlantic Hurricane Season; and according to PHMSA, the Gulf Coast supplies 18% of the oil and 6% of the natural gas produced in the US. Production interruptions caused by hurricanes are capable of triggering supply shortages to Gulf Coast refiners, and a subsequent rise in gasoline prices.

The Houston-area is recovering from the devastation Hurricane Harvey inflicted just a few weeks ago, while Florida attempts to re-build after Irma roared through, with Jose right on her heels. Although Jose is projected to remain out at sea, hurricanes can be very unpredictable, leaving an uncertain future for the East Coast.

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Topics: Pipeline Safety, damage prevention, Natural Disaster

Catching Up on the News

Posted by Jennifer on Sep 6, 2017 9:30:00 AM

It’s been a busy year for the oil and gas industry, and we want to keep you in the know; so we found some articles over the past month for you to scan and get up to speed on. 

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Topics: PHMSA, Pipeline Safety, technology, leak detection

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