The oil and gas industry this year has certainly had its ups and downs with people and companies moving, combining, coming and going. Every year brings a new set of challenges, and our goal this year is to meet them head-on to help lighten the burden on our customers. We plan to do this through re-imaging how to manage ILI data, building support for spatial data models, and integrating with ESRI ArcGIS Online.
Managing ILI Data
As a first step towards expanding our in-line inspection (ILI) knowledge and expertise, in March we acquired Vantis Solutions and brought on Vantis co-founder, Phil Tisovec, as a technical sales manager. Phil has fifteen years of experience in the pipeline data management industry, and has extensive knowledge regarding corrosion growth analysis, ILI data analysis, and field inspection protocol. This expertise will help guide the strategy and growth plan for our ILI data management applications and services.
Supporting Spatial Data Models
As spatial data models are being more widely used and accepted in the industry, we’ve been making improvements to our applications to support this move, with the most notable being SheetCutter & TemplateDesigner. The release of SheetCutter & TemplateDesigner 9.0 now allows users to connect with a File Geodatabase, use Route and Line ID GUIDs, filter on station series information, and utilize Esri coded domains. Being able to support multiple data model types in our applications will provide flexibility for how you, the customer, decide to handle your data.
Integration with ESRI ArcGIS Online
Like many other aspects of our lives, there is a push for online accessibility. In our case, it’s to be able to visually manage, analyze and report data. To facilitate this process, we held an internal Hack-a-Thon to see what great ideas New Century and Integrity Plus employees could come up with. The winning idea is an extension designed to work with our Alignment Manager application. It will allow users to visually compare centerline and inspection data, making it easy to recognize inconsistencies, as well as, easily export inconsistent data to ArcGIS Online for analysis and feedback.
Want to hear more about these ventures? Come see how we’ve been taking on change and making the most of it at the Esri Petroleum GIS Conference April 26-28, we’ll be in booth #315.