New Century Software is officially 23 years old! Even though our blog has 20 yearsto go to catch up to the rest of the company, in honor of our anniversary we took a look back at 23 of our (and your) favorite posts. So whether you’re revisiting a post or reading it for the first time, we hope you enjoy it!
In the third installment of our series, How to Spot an Expert, we’re focusing on folks that offer web GIS services for pipeline operators. We’ve shared our feedback on evaluating compliance consultants and what to look for in a risk analyst, but this week, we’re shifting gears to an ever-expanding market within web GIS.
With the upcoming Advanced Pipeline Referencing solution from Esri and the UPDM data model, we think you’ll be seeing a lot more options for GIS implementations and greater variety in vendors who can offer services in the pipeline space. However, not everyone understands the complexities of the pipeline industry. So, we’ve identified three key elements that your web GIS vendor should be able to offer to ensure a successful implementation for pipeline operators.
We want our customers to stay safe while out in the field working with their pipelines. Following these tips for completing a safe dig will not only keep employees safe, but will help protect company assets and prevent accidents and disasters from taking place.
We’ve been busy lately, revamping our training program to provide options that will better fit customer’s needs and wallets, while offering the best trainee experience possible. Along with regular classroom training, we now provide online courses through e-certification, as well as workflow consultations. These options all fall under New Century Software University or NCSU. Check out what’s new below; we hope you’ll be as excited as we are!
When it comes to pipeline construction, routing is the fundamental starting point and key opportunity to kick off the project on the right foot. The planned pipeline route will ultimately define the size of the pipeline, what kind of environment and terrain the pipeline will have to sustain, and engineering analysis requirements. This requires “interactive coordination between the owner, the engineer, the regulator, the landowners, the construction contractor and a multitude of other project stakeholders and interested parties” (Evans, 2013). That’s a lot to consider before construction of the pipeline even begins.
It has been said, “The oil and gas industry’s approach to change has often been compared to the formation of fossil fuels themselves: slow, steady and done under pressure” (Jeff Wilson). However, this adage no longer holds true in many industry circles.
Each year there are an estimated 900,000 earthquakes across the Earth registering 2.5 magnitude or less, 30,000 registering 2.5 to 5.4 magnitude and 500 registering 5.5 to 6.0 magnitude (UPSeis).
Wow. We’re out at the #EsriUC this week and all we can say is, WOW! There is a lot happening in the world of GIS! And, while we eat, sleep, and breathe GIS for pipelines every day, we realize a few of you may not know how you can leverage GIS in the oil and gas industry. So, let’s start at the beginning …