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Pipeline Cyber Security

Posted by Shelly on Jul 16, 2018 11:09:35 AM

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.

It’s 2018.

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.

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Topics: Pipeline, Pipeline Safety, technology, cyber security

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

Posted by Jennifer on May 19, 2017 4:55:16 PM

New Century Software is officially 23 years old! Even though our blog has 20 years

to 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!
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Topics: PHMSA, DOT Compliance, Integrity Management, Pipeline, Data Management, Esri, GIS, Risk Management, data

How to Spot an Expert: Pipeline Web GIS

Posted by Justin Calvert on Sep 7, 2016 11:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Pipeline, Esri, GIS, Web GIS, SpotExpert, Location Platform

Top 4 Tips for a Safe Dig

Posted by Jennifer on Mar 9, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Safety, Pipeline, CGA, Digs

Introducing NCSU

Posted by Jennifer on Jun 4, 2015 8:28:30 AM

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!

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Topics: NCSU, Pipeline, GIS, workflow, training

Top 5 Pipeline Routing Tips

Posted by Jennifer on Dec 15, 2014 8:07:22 AM

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.

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Topics: Integrity Management, Pipeline, GIS, Routing

Pipeline Repurposing: The Oil and Gas Industry is Innovating

Posted by Shelly on Nov 13, 2014 1:47:51 AM

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.

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Topics: Pipeline Operator, Integrity Management, Risk Assessment, Pipeline, Data Management, Hydro-Test

Shaking Things Up

Posted by Jennifer on Aug 13, 2014 9:16:17 AM

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).

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Topics: Pipeline Operator, Integrity Management, Pipeline, Integrity, GIS, USGS, Compliance

Pipe vs. Rail — Considering the Impacts of Transmission

Posted by Shelly on Jul 23, 2014 7:00:02 AM

Hogwarts Express
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Topics: Management, Integrity Management, Pipeline, Data Management, Esri, GIS, Transmission, Compliance

Utilizing GIS in the Pipeline Industry

Posted by Jennifer on Jul 16, 2014 8:50:10 AM

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 …

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Topics: Pipeline Operator, PUG, Pipeline, Esri, GIS

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