If you’re living in the US or Canada, chances are you’re living close to a pipeline. It’s just a fact of life. So, how can we live in harmony with these lines? What tools are available to keep us safe and keep those pipes from becoming a problem?
This post is not meant to endorse specific agencies or companies, nor is it meant to support any specific piece of legislation. Rather, we just wanted to begin a much-needed conversation about cyber security and our nation’s pipelines.
We are all aware of the acute threats from hackers and of their ability to wreak havoc, disrupt infrastructure, and compromise data integrity. And the threat to the oil and gas industry is no less.
The US has the largest network of energy pipelines in the world, with more than 2.7 million miles of pipe. A cybersecurity breach within the pipeline environment could have a tremendous impact, from compromised data creating competitive disadvantages to automated pressure changes causing catastrophic physical disruptions.
When folks think about New Century Software, they usually think oil and gas. But another, very important side of our business is Geographic Information System (GIS). We love using technology to spatialize data, and transform it into information that can be used to save lives and the planet, and help improve oil and gas asset management.
In today’s post, we’re exploring other ways that spatialized data is being harnessed and used for fun and learning. So lace up your shoes, apply the sunscreen, and make sure you have plenty of water!
Ready to start the holiday season out right? I know, I know…’tis the season to be stressed out. But let’s change that this year. What can you do to change your mindset and enjoy the hectic holiday rush?
To say that a leaking pipeline is no good may be the understatement of all time. We hear about the major pipeline leaks and spills, but what about leaks that happen closer to home? Like inside your house or business. Would you know what to look for and what to do when a pipe leak is suspected?
It’s simple, really, and starts with your senses. Use your nose, eyes, and ears to stop a potentially unstable situation before it becomes worse.
To effectively manage the integrity and safety of your pipeline, you must have a risk assessment plan; and this plan must make validating and understanding risk results a top priority.
When was the last time you updated your plan?
Here at Integrity Plus, we have been in the risk assessment business for awhile. We work with a wide variety of operators and assessment types, performing various risk implementations, including both qualitative and quantitative risk models. We’d love to help you update and strengthen your plan!
In today's pipeline industry, resources are scarce but the work to be completed is overwhelming. With ongoing surveys, new construction, acquisitions, and inspections, pipeline operators are producing more data than ever but have fewer resources than ever to manage it.
That's where we come in. Integrity Plus offers onsite and temporary staffing services to help with ILI alignments, data capture, centerline corrections, job books, and many other GIS data management services. Our team is trained on the latest applications, local, and available to operators who need supplemental staff immediately.
Data conversion and data migration can be quite confusing, and many people don’t understand the difference between the two. What are they? Are they different? Why are they important?
This week’s blog will try to clear up some of that confusion and explain the difference between the two...yes, there is a difference.