Modular technology offerings to support pipeline asset management, integrity management, and risk assessment

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PipelineOffice® Studio

Desktop
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PipelineOffice® Studio Desktop

PipelineOffice® Studio makes it easy for pipeline operators to view, query, and analyze their data. The process of maintaining pipeline safety and integrity can be challenging, partly due to the large amount of disparate data that must be integrated and analyzed.  PipelineOffice® Studio allows the operator to easily assimilate this data for immediate analysis and decision support, including pipeline asset data, risk results, integrity data, inline inspection surveys, CIS data and more.  A synchronized map is integrated with a dynamic band and data viewer, which presents the data in a unique and familiar way.  Powerful GIS functionality from Esri is integrated with the product, providing access to the geodatabase and other data sources, as well as advanced mapping, analysis, and geo-processing capabilities.

Key Features

Architecture

  • PipelineOffice® Studio Desktop presents and integrates data from PODS Relational, PODS Esri Spatial, PODS 7/Lite, and UPDM
  • Additional spatial and/or relational data sources may also be integrated for visualization, analysis, and reporting, including file geodatabase, Excel, SQL Lite, and Microsoft Access sources
  • Platform for other Geonamic modules

Dynamic Alignment Views

  • Integrates and displays data in an interactive, configurable dynamic alignment sheet viewer
  • Add and configure bands from tables or layers using drag and drop functionality
  • Configuration
    • Define symbology and labeling
    • Classify and filter/query data for each band
    • Create composite bands
  • Multiple band/track types
    • Linear and Point bands
    • Profile and Chart bands
  • Dynamic band viewing functions
    • Zoom and pan
    • Display engineering station, or cumulative station
    • Feature search
    • Bookmark support
    • Reference line

Tabular Data Views

  • Synchronized with band and map views
  • Filter, sort and group data
  • Export data to a variety of formats including Excel, Access, SQL Lite, and file geodatabases
  • Centerline overview – review centerlines at route, line, or user defined segment level
  • Event overview – browse available PODS data for system or selected route

Map Views

  • Band navigation automatically zooms or pans map, bi-directional synchronization
  • Display any pipeline features dynamically
  • Convert band features to map layer on demand
  • Consume map services from Portal for ArcGIS or ArcGIS Online

Reporting and Analysis

  • Define and save complex event intersection (dynamic segmentation) queries
  • Facility list report
  • Configurable field calculator
  • Define and save grid view templates

Easy to Use Application Environment

  • Based on Esri technology
  • Manage views; publish views to server to share between desktop and/or web users
  • Exports views to Excel worksheet and other formats
  • Save favorites for centerlines, dynamic alignment view templates, grid view templates, and dynamic segmentation queries
Server
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PipelineOffice® Studio Server

PipelineOffice® Studio Server compliments the desktop-based PipelineOffice® Studio and serves as a publishing platform for an operators’ knowledge about their pipelines and facilities.  It gives users the capability to view asset characteristics and specification data, facility information, inspection results, risk/integrity data, and other relevant physical facility information.  The browser-based deployment model simplifies implementation and efficiently supports a large end-user base, making it an ideal choice for operators looking to share pipeline and facility data within their organization.  Unlike other web-based map viewers, PipelineOffice® Studio Server provides a comprehensive visual data integration environment that allows operators to analyze facility data, CIS data, and ILI data in a dynamic alignment viewer, synchronizing with embedded map and tabular views.

Key Features

Technology

  • Based on ArcGIS Server, compatible with Portal for ArcGIS
  • Supports PODS Relational, PODS Esri Spatial, UPDM, and PODS 7/ Lite

Pipeline Data Display and Integration Functions

  • Web based, dynamic alignment viewer
  • View entire or partial pipeline routes
  • Overlays any event data in separate bands, including asset, risk, and integrity data
  • Interactive band view with zoom in, zoom out and pan functions
  • Alignment-sheet style map view synchronizes with alignment bands
  • Select features in the bands to dynamically locate on the pipeline in the map band
  • Tabular viewer presents detailed tabular data
  • Use Studio Desktop to configure and publish dynamic alignment view templates for Server users
  • Event overview and charting
  • Centerline overview and charting
  • Associated document retrieval

Administrative Functions

  • Utilizes configuration files defined with the Pipeline Office® Studio desktop interface
  • Can be integrated with Portal for ArcGIS with corresponding widgets

Widget Functionality

  • Studio Server widget to launch dynamic alignment view from any portal map or app, based on pipeline selection.
  • Station search widget to locate areas based on engineering or continuous stationing
  • Close Interval Survey (CIS) widget to retrieve available surveys for any pipeline, and to interactively chart potentials.
  • Profile widget to plot centerline elevation, depth of cover, and CP data.
  • Drain out widget to calculate drain out volumes on demand. Includes EFRD capabilities to dynamically evaluate volume reduction for valve conversions or new valves.
  • Spill plume widget to calculate liquid release plumes on demand.
Editor
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PipelineOffice® Studio Editor

PipelineOffice® Studio Editor provides a solution to the challenge of managing pipeline centerline and event data in PODS, PODS Esri Spatial, UPDM and PODS 7.0/Lite.  Studio Editor is a flexible, high-performance data management tool that maintains pipeline asset data with an easy-to-use graphical interface.  Built-in auditing tracks all user activity through searchable logs stored in application tables.  Configurable validation rules promote data integrity, including event gap and overlap validation.  Users can create new pipelines from many different data sources, including import from GPS survey files.  PipelineOffice® Studio Editor includes integrated QA/QC workflows, as well as an approval process based on user roles and permissions.  Users can publish centerline changes to the pipeline asset data model on-demand, with full roll-back support if needed.

Key Features

Event Entry and Editing Functionality

  • Tabular form-based editing
    • Built-in validation
    • Transaction log
    • Editing supports lookup tables and special tables
  • Excel style form batch editing
    • Batch update field value
    • “Bulk Edit” function, select multiple events and edit in grid form
  • Events can be entered based on engineering or cumulative stationing
  • Lookup codes and descriptions may be toggled during data entry and editing
  • Administrative configuration supports aliases, sequence of event display, editing permissions, default values
  • Version support for versioned Esri geodatabases

Workflows and QA/QC

  • While editing, pipelines are locked to prevent conflicting edits
  • Edit sessions can be saved and resumed later
  • Approval process based on user roles
  • Publish centerline changes to pipeline data model on-demand
  • Roll-back support, centerline edits can be rolled-back after publishing
  • Integrated validation and quality control checks
  • Maintains history of all event edits, maintaining specific event-ids
  • Supports table-level user permissions in data model
  • Administrative control for data model field aliases, field displays, and default values
  • Configurable administrative and editor user levels
  • Tracks all user activity through searchable logs stored in data model application tables
  • Configurable validation rules, including standard event gap, event overlap, and station range compliance
  • Integrated version management

Centerline Creation and Editing Functionality

  • Create new pipelines from different data sources, allows import of geometry and events from ArcMap and GPS files
  • Copy entire pipeline into a new pipeline, carrying over all events to the new pipeline
  • Split a pipeline into multiple pipelines, while maintaining event integrity
  • Merge two pipelines into a single pipeline, events from two pipelines carried over with updated new line and series
  • Reroute pipelines including station equation management
  • Refine pipeline geometry and calibration
  • Supports station series modifications and direction changes
  • Extend station series
  • Track and maintain pipeline life cycle attributes and metadata
  • Ability to offset route geometry and support centerline geometry change
  • Library of data repair tools, including:
    • Regenerate Route Geometry Based on Engineering
    • Regenerate Engineering and Control Point
    • Regenerate Engineering Geometry Based on Control Point
    • Recalculate StationSeries Measure Based on Station
    • Simplify Engineering Geometry
    • Update Engineering Attributes Based on Geometry
    • Update Event Station Based on Measure
    • Update Event Measure Based on Station
    • Regenerate Control Point
    • Add Missing Critical Control Points
    • Add Missing Control Points
    • Calculate Measure of Control Points
    • Correct Control Point Type
ASG
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PipelineOffice® ASG

Alignment sheets provide a familiar format to visually integrate and analyze pipeline asset and integrity data, and can be a critical component of any pipeline asset integrity and data management plan.  PipelineOffice® ASG offers the most powerful and innovative sheet generation system available, built by a senior development team with industry-leading experience in designing and implementing automated alignment sheet technology for many oil and gas pipeline operators.  The results are intelligent, geographically referenced, interactive PDFs with outstanding cartographic detail and unmatched quality.  Fully integrated with PipelineOffice® Studio, dynamic pipeline visualization is made easy and intuitive by leveraging the Dynamic Band Viewer to quickly and easily display any data, and to define new bands for ASG output.  Through the use of configurable templates, PipelineOffice® ASG supports the entire pipeline alignment sheet life cycle including construction, dig/inspection, as-built, and integrity alignment sheets.

Key Features

Architecture

  • Compatible with PODS, PODS Esri Spatial, PODS 7/Lite, UPDM
  • Integrated with PipelineOffice® Studio Desktop for band authoring and additional data visualization and analysis
  • Can incorporate very large data sets (e.g. ILI Data and LiDAR based elevation)
  • PipelineOffice® ASG can generate the full life cycle of alignment sheets – construction, as-built, dig, integrity, facility, and more, through the use of customizable templates

High Quality, Automated Cartography

  • Map band can consume map services configured with standard Esri ArcGIS Pro
  • Map band supports basemap or operational layers present in the ArcGIS Desktop MXD
  • Band designs and sheet layouts utilize intelligent space management technology to minimize overposting and to display high volumes of dense data while maintaining a true “alignment”
  • Can support multiple pipelines in the same alignment sheet through template configuration
  • Automated and intelligent match line and map band polygon generation
  • Supports fixed or dynamic scales based on data density

Simple and Intuitive Interface

  • Extension of PipelineOffice® Studio Desktop
  • Customizations and settings are preserved in XML-based template files
  • Sheet generation logging provides a method to track and access a complete history of sheet generation

Smart PDF Output

  • Publishes directly to PDF formats without the need for intermediate file formats or map layouts
  • Geographically referenced output provides ability to track coordinates within the alignment sheet directly from the output PDF
  • Enhanced PDF layering allows the user to turn on or off any map layer (including resource intensive background imagery) to zoom in and inspect mapping elements or areas of concern without having to open ArcMap or any specialized viewing software. PDF layers can be mapped to logical names.
  • Batch mode supports a user configurable output file folder system to maintain data storage structure
  • Adjacent sheet links located within each PDF allows the user to open the next sheet in a series directly from the PDF
  • High quality output while maintaining manageable file size

Performance

  • High performance automated sheet generation
  • PipelineOffice® ASG’s data compatibility and intuitive customizations allow for quick implementation
  • Batch processing is available for sheets individually, for an entire system, or for a collection of systems
  • Supports automated template selection based on product type
Data Loader
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PipelineOffice® Studio Data Loader

PipelineOffice® Studio Data Loader provides an easy-to-use environment to map, transform, validate and bulk load coordinate and linear-referenced based source data to the PODS relational, PODS Esri Spatial, UPDM and PODS 7/Lite data models.  The module includes data validation and default value population capabilities, and supports definition, storage, and retrieval of custom mapping files.  Tasks may be configured to load and process any combination of centerline and event data, which may be used to create new centerlines or to load new data to existing centerlines.  In addition to supporting bulk loading of new data, Data Loader supports data updates through an extract, edit and update workflow.

Key Features

Source Data Support

  • Supports common relational database tables, including Microsoft Access, Excel
  • Both coordinate-based and linear-referenced source data are supported

PODS Target Events

  • Select any existing line and route
  • Create new lines and routes
  • Select event type from dynamic list configured by Studio Editor administrative functions
  • Load events along single or multiple routes

Auto Match Fields

  • Application automatically compares source and target fields
  • Source to target mapping is populated for matched fields
  • User can override automatic matches and add new field mapping

Default Values, Auto-Dissolve, and Required Fields

  • User can select default values for any target field
  • Default value domains are configured in the Studio Editor
  • Users can designate any target field as a “key” field to retain source linear event segmentation, otherwise source data is automatically dissolved during load
  • Required fields are automatically identified based on PODS schema

Advanced Functions – Events

  • Trim out of range events
  • Create linear events with paired points
  • Use XY to calculate measure for linear events
  • Check gaps and overlaps
  • Load document cross references
  • Create linear events from mid points and lengths

Data Validation

  • Validates mapping to verify that all required fields are mapped
  • Confirms that default values are set for all required fields
  • Validates that new values from source data are present in target domains
  • Business rule violations
  • Gap and overlap validations
  • Stationing validation

Logging and Database Transactions

  • Log summarizes successfully loaded record counts
  • Unsuccessful loads produce detailed logs with descriptions of source data problems, such as stationing range errors and data type mismatches
  • Target database is automatically rolled-back in the event of an unsuccessful load

Stationing Adjustment

  • Advanced settings to support adjustment and alignment of source stationing values to target pipeline

Mapping File Support

  • Mapping file configurations can be saved for reuse
  • Files are saved in XML format and can be retrieved during the next session
  • Multiple mapping file definitions are supported

Advanced Functions – Centerline

  • Generalize line
  • Route refinement – whole or partial
  • Trim events that are out of centerline range
  • Check for gaps and overlaps
  • Recalculate measures for vertices

PipelineOffice® Integrity

Gas HCA
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PipelineOffice® Gas HCA

PipelineOffice® Gas HCA is designed to assess the risk of the potential impact of a gas pipeline release.  Using a comprehensive, high performance algorithm based on the PHMSA regulations, the software identifies DOT 192.5 Class Locations and 192.905 High Consequence Areas (HCA), and Moderate Consequence Areas (MCA).  PipelineOffice® Gas HCA helps operators identify HCAs associated with their pipeline assets, and supports definition of an effective Integrity Management Program (IMP).  Powerful ArcGIS functionality from Esri is leveraged, providing access to key mapping, analysis and geo-processing capabilities.  PipelineOffice® Gas HCA is widely deployed and used by many of the largest gas pipeline operators in the U.S., and has been proven through audits to produce accurate, defensible results.

Key Features

Flexible Data Input

  • Supports all GIS data sources: Geodatabase, ArcSDE, Shapefile, and other Esri spatial data formats for pipeline and structure data
  • Reads the data model and corporate live database for MAOP and diameter independently
  • Supports PODS 7, PODS Relational, PODS Esri Spatial, PODS Lite, and UPDM

Configurable Options

  • Includes many options that operators can use to interpret PHMSA rules
  • Select single or multiple lines or entire system
  • Configurable default values for all calculations
  • Supports clustering (configurable)

Class Location Functionality

  • Sliding mile and clustering method are supported
  • Sliding mile always defines class rating and cluster refined boundaries
  • Algorithm optionally considers natural barriers (rivers, lakes, bays) to potentially reduce Class 2 and 3 mileage
  • Option to remove small class 2 & 3 segments that do not have any clusters
  • Uses GIS buffer method or perpendicular snap method to generate clusters
  • Cluster definition options – user defines number of structures that can form a cluster
  • Cluster rating based on sliding mile result or based on unit count inside cluster
  • User defines rules to flag High Occupancy Location (HOL) structures
  • Calculates entire or partial (if only partial) polygon structure falls within pipeline buffer

HCA and MCA Functionality

  • Structures can be represented as points and/or polygons
  • Method 1: Calculates HCA purely based on dwelling HCA and identified site HCA
  • Method 2: Class location 3 and 4 plus dwelling HCA and Identified Site HCA on class location 1 and 2
  • User defines rules to flag structures that qualify as Identified Sites
  • Configurable default, best, worst, or average Potential Impact Radius (PIR) for missing data
  • Can calculate or read existing PIR calculations (C-FER)
  • User keeps or removes small gaps within one cluster if cluster intersects pipeline with multiple segments
  • Configurable PIR adjustment to standard C-FER formula
  • Supports different constant for types of gas when calculating PIR
  • Integrated MCA algorithms

Run Manager

  • Library of all runs (from file geodatabase) with metadata (method, scope, time stamp)
  • Tabular, grid-based preview of results for each run
  • Review segments based on sliding mile and clustering algorithms
  • Preview function to compare any model run results with official, published results or any other model run results
  • Configurable override and acceptance tolerance settings to support selective publishing of new results and tracking of these changes
  • Final review and manual publishing to PODS
  • Management of Change (MoC) for HCAs, including support for unique names/identifiers, comments, merge/split operations

 

Result Representation and Reporting

  • Key intermediate output is presented to understand results and final calculations
  • Results and key intermediate calculations are automatically loaded to ArcMap for review
  • Visually displays sliding PIR layer
  • Dynamic sliding mile window is displayed on map for QC and audit support
  • Separates Identified Site HCA and Dwelling HCA layer
  • Separates Identified Site HCA layer by type: public outside, public inside and impaired mobility
  • Existing Class Location and HCA added on the fly as map layer
  • Generates pipeline PIR buffer layer with MOP/Diameter labeling
  • Shows actual structures used for dwelling HCA and Identified Site HCA calculation
  • Highlights HOL structure and cluster with unit count
  • Result comparison with historic class location and HCA results
  • Visually shows difference in map
  • Selects differences within user defined tolerance
  • Highlights segment on map
  • Saves selected records and commit to corporate database on demand
  • Supports custom reports
  • Customizable publishing options for official results

Reliable, High Performance

  • Add-in for ArcGIS Pro
  • Calculates single line, multiple lines or entire system
  • Monitors batch processing with HCA Run Manager
  • Shares and archives results with HCA Run Manager
Liquid HCA
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PipelineOffice® Liquids HCA

PipelineOffice® Liquids HCA provides a complete High Consequence Area (HCA) solution for liquids pipeline operators, with full support for direct (intersection), indirect/aerial dispersion (buffer intersection), and potential (terrestrial and hydrologic plumes) analysis.  Worst-case product release volumes are calculated within the software, or volumes from external models may be incorporated.  PipelineOffice® Liquids HCA also supports Emergency Flow Restriction Device (EFRD) analysis, allowing users to target a specific HCA length reduction goal or select optimal placement of 1 or more new valves for a selected pipeline system.  Powerful reporting tools support validation of the both the HCA and EFRD result, through interactive charts and review of the results organized by modeled spill points and HCA segments.  Results are presented by method and type of impact, and relationships to specific HCA features are maintained and documented.

Key Features

HCA Analysis

  • Supports direct (intersection), indirect (buffer intersection), and potential (terrestrial and hydrologic plumes) analysis
  • Optionally incorporates results from external air dispersion model for additional variable-buffer indirect analysis
  • Calculates drain-up, considering shut-down time, and supports augmented or externally calculated volumes

Configurable by Client

  • Filters organized by project
  • Select any combination of direct, indirect, aerial dispersion, or potential analysis
  • Configurable to support analysis methods varied by product type
  • Algorithm is configurable based on operator interpretation of PHMSA rules
  • Supports operator-provided HCA data in addition to standard government-supplied HCA data

Widget Companion

  • Deployed with Portal for ArcGIS
  • Provides interactive volume calculations and charting
  • Define EFRD scenarios based on conversion of existing valves or placement of new valves
  • Compare before and after volumes for each EFRD scenario, including interactive charting

Reporting

  • Powerful, integrated “Report Manager”
  • Interactive drain-up charts, filter or navigate by release point or station ranges, validate sections of pipeline that contribute to volume
  • Interactive pipeline profile and release volume charts
  • Detailed HCA segment results by method and type of impact
  • Relate impacts to individual HCA features
  • Export to Excel

EFRD Analysis

  • Supports targeted HCA reduction goal or optimal placement of 1 or more new valves for a selected route
  • Algorithm produces three candidates for each proposed new valve
  • High-performance algorithm supports efficient EFRD analysis and iteration
  • Precise reporting and quantification of HCA reduction by type
  • Easily compare before and after HCA segments
MAOP
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PipelineOffice® MAOP

PipelineOffice® MAOP provides a user-configurable engine that supports U.S. Federal Regulations 49 CFR 192.619 for natural gas pipeline systems to calculate Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure (MAOP).  Configurable input sources including pipeline characteristics, pipeline components, pressure test records, class location, and historical operating data to calculate MAOP values for one or all components on a selected section of pipeline or entire pipeline systems.  The application supports calculations using a variety of methods, including SMYS/design pressure, pressure test results, historical operating pressure, or justifiable engineering practices.  These methods are automatically selected based on available data and configurable rules/algorithms, and results for all calculations are managed in the enterprise pipeline database.   PipelineOffice® MAOP is deployed as an extension to the PipelineOffice® Studio platform, providing additional reporting, data validation, and visualization capabilities.

Key Features

Algorithm

  • Based on 49 CFR 192.619 for natural gas pipeline systems
  • Also supports MOP calculations for liquids pipeline systems
  • Supports SMYS/design pressure, pressure test, historical operating pressure, and justifiable engineering practice methods of MAOP calculation
  • Method selection is configurable using rule-based filters and available data
  • Calculation override is supported and related metadata is captured and managed
  • Algorithm assesses MAOP on a component by component basis, determining MAOP by the limiting component
  • Multiple algorithms can be defined and utilized
  • “What-If” analysis is supported, allowing users to evaluate the impact of data changes without changing source data

Data Sources

  • PipelineOffice® MAOP supports PODS Relational, PODS Esri Spatial, PODS 7/Lite, UPDM and other pipeline data models
  • Supports user-defined default values for missing source data, and clearly identifies where default values are utilized for MAOP calculations
  • Reads MAOP group definitions (collections of pipelines and components) from pipeline data model

Scope Selection and Validation

  • Configure scope selection with the help of different parameters such as pipeline system, class location, HCA, and selection by series and station range
  • Selection range from multiple routes to pipesegment level
  • Color coded to differentiate edited/validated records versus non-verified/non-edited record
  • Easy verification of pipesegment and pressure test records
  • One click verification of status and confidence for pipesegments (required by PHMSA)
  • User configurable editable fields for Pipesegment and pressure test records
  • Verification and edit history available for every record
  • Link/Unlink external documents

Reporting

  • Reporting and visualization is supported through the PipelineOffice® Studio platform
  • MAOP values that are based on missing or default data are flagged for investigation and resolution
  • MAOP Management of Change (MoC) is supported through historical tracking and reporting
  • Results can be exported to Excel for further analysis
  • Integrated flow-chart view of MAOP algorithm and calculation methods for each Segment MAOP
Data Alignment
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PipelineOffice® Data Alignment

PipelineOffice® Data Alignment is an extension to PipelineOffice® Studio, supporting integration of integrity-related inspection data.  Inline inspection and above-ground survey data can be easily loaded and aligned with established facility data based on a common station reference system. Once aligned, disparate inspection and survey data sets can be subsequently analyzed and visualized together, and can be more effectively managed as part of the enterprise pipeline database.  PipelineOffice® Data Alignment leverages the functionality of PipelineOffice® Studio, which provides synchronized band viewer, tabular viewer, and map viewer to in support of precision data alignment.

Key Features

Flexible Data Input

  • Support any vendor’s inspection and survey data format
  • Support various integrity-related data such as in-line inspection (ILI), Close Interval Survey (CIS) and Direct Assessment (DA) data

Visualizing Aligned Data with built-in PipelineOffice® Studio Functions

  • Extension to PipelineOffice Studio platform
  • Display aligned data along with other pipeline data in Band Viewer for visual assessment and correlation purposes
  • Visually inspect aligned data in Band Viewer and Map Viewer for quick analysis
  • View integrity-related features and facility data as simultaneous bands
  • Independently zoom and dynamically navigate through data sets along pipeline

Easy to Use Alignment Tool

  • Feature-based and weld-based alignment algorithms – accurately align a single inspection to pipeline asset data using feature-based alignment, and subsequent inspections to each other using weld-based alignment workflows
  • Fully configurable settings for establishing target and source data set and matching feature types
  • Support both auto alignment and manual alignment
  • Proportionately distribute features between related features, applying both engineering stationing and absolute stationing
  • Manual alignment
    • Interactively establish matches between data sets and target data set for subsequent alignment
    • Match and un-match data while refining alignment
  • Auto alignment
    • Automatically match common features between target and aligned data sets for alignment using user-specified tolerances
  • Supports reversed stationing
  • Supports source data with XY coordinates with odometer readings
Risk Modeler
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PipelineOffice® Risk Modeler

PipelineOffice® Risk Modeler is a comprehensive risk modeling application for the oil and gas pipeline industry, providing complex data integration, analysis and mathematical modeling to identify high risk areas based on any combination of threats and consequences.  The software helps operators prioritize and focus resources on the areas having the highest risk, improving the efficiency of their Integrity Management Program (IMP) and providing a maximum return on investment.  PipelineOffice® Risk Modeler supports a qualitative, quantitative, or semi-quantitative approach, and can be used to implement existing or published algorithms or to develop new algorithms based on operator requirements and data availability.  The software is deployed as an extension to the PipelineOffice Studio Desktop software.

Geonamic is currently moving our facility risk modeling module to the PipelineOffice Studio platform as well.  PipelineOffice® Facility Risk Modeler considers any number of threat and consequence factors to evaluate and quantify risk for any liquids or gas pipeline facility, including storage, delivery, and compressor stations.  Contributing factor data are accessed directly using standard database interfaces and results are presented in a series of interactive, drill-down reports.  Models typically incorporate production data, work management system data, tank and facility data as well as data that may be stored in an enterprise pipeline data model (PODS, PODS Esri Spatial, PODS Lite, UPDM).

Key Features

Architecture

  • PipelineOffice Studio Desktop extension (based on ArcGIS Runtime technology)
  • ArcGIS Enterprise/Portal risk analysis widget also provided

Data Centric Modeling

  • Reads corporate live database and data model independently
  • Supports all GIS data sources: Geodatabase, ArcSDE, Shapefile, and other Esri Spatial data formats
  • Example GIS data includes One Call, soil type, land use, road, railway, waterway, structures, public areas, foreign lines, and many others. Point, Line and Polygon features, and offline events are all supported.
  • Easy integration with all pipeline datasets, including tabular and spatial GIS data
  • Support qualitative, semi-quantitative or quantitative approach

Powerful End User Tools for Model Definition and Refinement

  • Custom rule-based factor building
  • User can define multiple rules and set priority sequentially to determine which rule has heavier weight than others
  • Supports complex factors that involve multiple columns from one dataset.
  • Advanced factor building
  • Supports factors based on mathematical calculations
  • Calculates risk value by mathematical functions from multiple fields, e.g. [Risk Value] = [Test Pressure] / [Pipe Strength] * 1.6
  • What-if scenarios
  • Re-calculates risk score based on what-if without re-running the model
  • Comprehensive data validation
  • Optimizes algorithm and enterprise level performances
  • Build factors based on constants, unique value classification, range classification, or custom rules if/then statements
  • Integrated syntax/expression validation for custom rules
  • Handles overlapping events with configurable overlapping data resolution – worst case, best case, additive or average

Easy to Use Model Management

  • Saves as new model
  • Browse and select from library of models
  • View model details in a tree view
  • Factors are organized into groups
  • Activity log to track changes to model definitions
  • Supports duplication and editing of groups, factors for quick model definition
  • Imports and exports models, sharing between users
  • Audits model by user and date
  • Supports justification comments for each factor, stored permanently as part of the model definition
  • Model definitions are stored as XML
  • When running model, can select one, many or user-defined pipeline segments. Can also can filter by division, district, line type and/or status
  • Supports archiving/snapshot of pipeline centerline at model run time as feature class to enable future audit and defense of model run

Reliable Result Representation

  • Query run results with different filters
  • Finds and locates similar risk segments caused by similar underlying data
  • Drill down report
  • Results can be explained by pointing back to the original source, allowing full data drill-down for each data element
  • Reviews model input data and adjusts the risk scoring associated with any segment under investigation
  • Produces statistical tables and reports for each risk category
  • Reviews model input data, adjusts the risk scoring associated with any segment under investigation.
  • Reports on any linear dataset
  • Not limited to pre-defined report templates, user is able to generate new reports grouped by any linear dataset
  • Export capability of risk results to many formats including Excel and ArcGIS feature class
  • Zooms to selected risk segment
  • Model summary report – summarizes model settings
  • Summary model report – quickly filter and summarize by operating entity, division, district, route, user defined segment, HCA segment, non-HCA, all risk segments, or pipeline identifier

Risk Results Widget

  • Portal for ArcGIS compatible widget
  • Can be deployed with any portal map or app
  • Provides risk result charting and risk algorithm execution on demand

Facility Risk

  • Supports data from enterprise pipeline data model (PODS, PODS Esri Spatial, PODS 7/Lite, UPDM) or other tabular or spatial data source
  • Can be deployed as an extension to transmission pipeline risk models
  • Typically incorporates production data, work management system data, tank and facility data that may not be stored in a typical pipeline enterprise database
  • Can access data dynamically through standard database interfaces, no pre-processing is required
  • Supports qualitative, quantitative and semi-quantitative models
  • Model definitions are stored in templates, application supports multiple models
  • Summary facility report – organized by facility, includes total risk, likelihood and consequence
  • Detailed report – includes risk, likelihood, and threat scoring for all model factors for each facility
  • High-risk report – includes facilities with highest risk
  • Can consider surrounding HCA/USA data and other environmental and demographic variables
Mitigation Manager
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PipelineOffice® Mitigation Manager

PipelineOffice Mitigation Manager supports pipeline operators during their risk assessment and integrity management process, supporting interactive identification of risks and threats, sensitivity analysis, and implementation of preventative measures.  Risk reduction is interactively quantified to support continual evaluation and assessment.  The software provides an easy to use, powerful environment where integrity specialists can analyze their risk results, continually evaluate pipeline threats and perform comprehensive what-if scenario analyses to effectively support the re-assessment phase.

Key Features

What if Scenario Tool

  • Allows user to analyze the pipeline for high risk segments and identify risk drivers for any one of several pre-defined pipeline segments or custom defined segment
  • Allows user to select potential risk reduction projects and calculate the change in risk that would occur if that project is completed
  • Allows user to select multiple projects for a given segment
  • Calculates risk reduction associated with required activities, providing benchmark values for preventive projects
  • Live risk scoring increases the ability to design integrity re-assessments
  • Live risk scoring provides opportunities for continual evaluation for pipeline threats
  • Batch processing, select multiple mitigation project options, process for the same or different pipelines, and compare results
  • Risk Reduction Metric (RRM) calculation to quantify impacts of potential mitigation projects

Risk Modeler Results Reporting

  • Risk modeler results overview and summary – drill down from company to line to segment
  • Search and query risk results based on variety of criteria
  • Dynamically zoom to map
  • Comprehensive risk segment report with rich charts and maps
  • Risk rollup segment report with chart and maps
  • Produce charts and reports at the segment and roll-up (pipeline, HCA, user defined segment) level
  • Administrative control of report layout and format

Mitigation Project Management

  • Comprehensive mitigation report with rich charts and maps
  • Mitigation report creation, submission and approval workflow
  • Add, edit, and/or delete mitigation project
  • Administrative tools to define and manage relationships between impacted threats and mitigation project types

Easy to Use Application Environment

  • Easy access and simple interface for end users
  • Select pipeline, risk segment or rollup segment and zoom to location on map or produce report
Baseline Assessment
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PipelineOffice® Baseline Assessment

PipelineOffice® Baseline Assessment is a browser-based, interactive application for definition and management of long-term Baseline Assessment Plans.  The application replaces spreadsheet-based methods with a robust solution for BAP data management and analysis, integrating with industry-standard pipeline data models including PODS Relational, PODS Esri Spatial, PODS 7.0 Lite and UPDM.  Assessment projects (both mandatory and reliability-based) and preventative mitigation measures can be easily defined and tracked.  Scheduling is supported by the application, and large library of pre-defined BAP reports is included in the reporting module.  The application supports permission levels for each user, and includes an administrative function to define and maintain assessment methods and preventative mitigation measure domains.

Key Features

Data Management

  • Replaces spreadsheet-based management methods
  • Configurable to connect directly with PODS, PODS 7.0/Lite, PODS Esri Spatial, UPDM and/or stand-alone BAP database
  • Includes dashboard which can be configured to client-specific requirements during software implementation

Workflow and Functionality – Review HCA/Assessment Segments

  • Extensive filtering to review current assessment projects and relationships to HCAs:
    • Filter by operating company, pipeline name, PHMSA regions, PHMSA units, and HCA/Special Permit areas
    • Filter by HCA status – Decreased, Increased, New, Unchanged, Deferred
    • Filter by Coverage – select HCAs fully or partially covered by assessment segments
    • Filter by Identified Threats and related discovery dates
  • Review and update assessment project details, including locations, assessment method(s), identified threats, and project details
  • View risk scores for each threat category by HCA segment based on risk model results. Tag identified threats, assign assessment methods, and add comments by category:
    • Construction, Equipment, External Corrosion, Incorrect Operations, Internal Corrosion, Manufacturing, SCC, Third Party Damage, Weather/Outside Forces, and Interactive Threats
  • Track project details including compliance dates, completion dates, reassessment intervals, and costs
  • Export assessment segments (Excel)

Workflow and Functionality – Review Assessment Projects

  • Extensive filtering to review current assessment projects and relationships to HCAs:
    • Filter by operating company, pipeline name, PHMSA regions, PHMSA units, and HCA/Special Permit areas
    • Filter by project name, assessment record, projects that are past compliance date, and segment name
    • Filter by Project status – Active, Cancelled, Completed, Incomplete
  • Review and update assessment project details, including locations, assessment method(s), identified threats, and project details
  • Track project details including compliance dates, completion dates, reassessment intervals, costs and status
  • Create new projects based on a user-defined range, existing project extent, or HCA extent

Workflow and Functionality – Preventative Mitigation Measures

  • Filter by operating company, pipeline, or HCA name.
  • Select activities region/district, department, or activity type.
  • Filter by assignment – P&M types, assigned years, completed year, and current P&M assignments
  • Filter by identified threat type or date
  • For each threat category, users can add, edit, or remove PMM activities and define methods
  • Activities and methods are configurable with the admin module, and vary by threat category:
    • Construction, Equipment, External Corrosion, Incorrect Operations, Internal Corrosion, Manufacturing, SCC, Third Party Damage, Weather/Outside Forces, and Interactive Threats

Reporting

  • Filter by Company, District, PHMSA Region/Unit, Pipeline Name, HCA, Scheduled Year, or Completed Year
  • Select from pre-defined report library, including the following standard reports:
    • Orphaned HCAs
    • Orphaned Threats
    • Cancelled Projects
    • Active Related Projects where the Parent Project is either Cancelled or Completed
    • Mandatory Assessment List by HCA – Active and Completed
    • Mandatory Assessment List by Project – Active Projects
    • Mandatory Assessment List by Project – Active and Completed Projects
    • Mandatory Assessment List by Project – Completed Projects
    • Integrity Management HCA Baseline & Reassessment Plan by Region/District
    • Integrity Management HCA Baseline & Reassessment Plan with HCAs/Risk Scores – Detail
    • New Threat Validation Compared to Previous Year
    • HCA Master List by District
    • HCA Master List by Pipeline and District
    • Completed HCA Assessments Recap by Company/HCA Name
    • HCA Master List Excel Report
    • P&M Measures Activity Recap Report
    • P&M Assigned Measure – Activity Detail Report
    • HCA Active Baseline & Reassessment Plan with HCAs & Identified Threats
    • HCA Completed Baseline & Reassessment Plan with HCAs & Identified Threats
    • New Risk Run Report (Detail or Rollup)
  • Reports are generated in Microsoft Excel format, with tab definitions as appropriate
  • Additional reports can be defined as an implementation or support service

Technology Platform, Administration and Security

  • Browser-based application
  • Multiple permission/role levels
  • Synchronizes with risk and HCA data in PODS Relational, PODS Esri Spatial, PODS 7.0/Lite or UPDM
  • Administrative users may configure:
    • Set Threat Thresholds – threshold values for each identified threat (risk scores)
    • Manage Assessment Methods – lookup table for available assessment methods
    • Assign Threat Assessments – manage preferences/rankings for identified threats and assessment methods. Software will use these values to suggest assessment records for each identified threat, in priority order.
    • Manage P&M Measure Activities – lookup table for P&M Measures and relationship to each identified threat
    • Sync HCA/Risk Results & Assign Threats – integrate latest HCA and risk results, based on new HCA and/or risk model run
    • Link Existing Assessment Segments to HCA Threats – maintain relationship of assessment segments to threats and HCAs
    • Review/Override HCA Threats – override and document selected identified threats
    • Manage Support Information – configure technical support contact details
    • Editor CL Tables – manage application lookup tables including budget types, manager lists, departments, project types, and project manager contacts
Integrity Analyst
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PipelineOffice® Integrity Analyst

PipelineOffice® Integrity Analyst is an extension to PipelineOffice® Studio, supporting the entire workflow and lifecycle of integrity-related inspection data.  Creation of files containing existing asset data for ILI vendors is supported, as well as configurable validation of vendor deliverables.  Comprehensive alignment and integration workflows are supported with an easy-to-use visual GUI, to include feature-based alignment, weld based alignment, and anomaly matching.  Matched anomalies can be modeled using multiple, configurable methods to predict growth and threshold limits.  Actionable anomalies can be identified and managed using configurable rules.  Field inspection and repair work is supported through the generation of action plans, dig sheets, and integration of repair and physical inspection results.  PipelineOffice® Integrity Analyst leverages the functionality of PipelineOffice® Studio, which provides synchronized band viewer, tabular viewer, and map viewer to in support of precision data alignment.

Key Features

Integrity Dashboard

  • Configurable, integrated dashboard view of assessment segments and all available inspections
  • Status of inspection data integration workflows – planned, in-progress, reissued, overdue and completed
  • Overview of actionable anomalies, repairs, dig sites, and dig packets in tabular and chart form
  • Calendar view of existing and planned inspection activities and their status

ILI Vendor Files

  • Extract data tool to prepare data for ILI vendor
  • Configurable templates to meet requirements for different ILI vendors
  • Data can be sourced from pipeline asset database (PODS, UPDM) or separate integrity database

Loading, Alignment and Integration

  • Workflow to create new analysis, including capture of survey metadata
  • Data mapping from source ILI to target asset or integrity database. Mapping files can be saved as reusable templates for each vendor and/or tool type.
  • Graphical interface with automated alignment based on feature matching between survey and asset database. Automated matches can be reviewed and modified; manual matches are also supported.  Coordinate and odometer-based alignment methodologies are supported.
  • Girth weld matching algorithms to align multiple ILI surveys, or to align one survey to girth welds in the asset database
  • Anomaly matching algorithms with automated and manual workflows
  • All alignment algorithms are highly configurable with tolerances and rules

Anomaly Analysis

  • Burst Pressure calculations
  • Configurable anomaly growth scenarios with baseline growth rates for depth, box, and coupon growth
  • Growth Modifier definitions – apply logic-based modifiers to growth rate, depth, length and width
  • Growth Threshold definitions
  • Probability of Exceedance (POE) calculations
  • Anomaly Growth Scenario – apply defined scenarios to one or more surveys
  • B31G Calculations (threshold exceedance dates)
  • Circumferential Advanced Anomaly Growth calculations

Inspection Management

  • Plan and track field inspections
  • Actionable Anomaly identification, management and tracking
  • Create Dig Packets including dig sheets
  • Capture and manage inspection data including inspection details, actionable anomalies, dig sites, repairs and dig packets
  • Associate and manage document relationships
  • Reporting interface to compose, save and run reports

Survey Validation

  • Configurable validation templates to document ILI delivery standards
  • Automated validation to compare survey delivery against operator standards
  • Reporting to identify any deviation from standards
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