We’ve set yet another new standard in pipeline integrity management (PIM). Willbros Integra Link™ is a cloud-based spatial data management solution that will revolutionize the industry.
Through cloud-based technology, Willbros Integra Link™ provides a total system for users to access and update highly secure pipeline data and high-resolution imagery and enables efficient, reliable field data collection that helps operators manage risk, lower operating cost and improve pipeline asset performance.
Built on the cloud-based Google Maps Engine platform, Willbros Integra Link™ provides easy access to vital information including high-resolution commercial satellite imagery from GeoEye, historical pipeline data and advanced analysis of the pipeline infrastructure. With an easy-to-use platform, the solution addresses the ongoing need for cost-effective access to accurate integrity management data.
The objective is to connect all personnel associated with PIM to data that will now be more accurate, accessible and accountable. And for the first time ever, personnel in the field or the office can connect to and update this data from all platforms such as desktops, laptops, tablets and smart phones in addition to other portable devices. First responders also can access more timely, accurate data along the pipeline corridor.
Real-time access to intelligence stored in the cloud will radically change the way pipeline owner/operators conduct business, respond to issues, maintain records and prove compliance with evolving federal regulations governing the transmission of oil and gas. With this solution, Willbros is connecting people with the tools they need to access, assess, correct and maintain a pipeline’s total lifecycle data, with a goal of dramatically increasing accuracy and transparency while improving efficiency.
The changing regulations will require that pipeline operators have aggressive data management and geographic information systems (GIS) in place, and soon. We can help speed things along. A cloud data management strategy is not only fast in practice, it’s quick and easy to learn: Personnel training takes less than an hour.
This innovative approach breaks from traditional methodologies, which were complicated, expensive and oftentimes inaccurate. It also enables a break from the data model–driven environment, offering instead an environment with unlimited capacity to store, access, review, correct, calculate and report all data necessary to remain compliant.
Here is what cloud data management delivers:
- Accurate imagery stored, maintained and updated regularly in the cloud
- Applications reflecting the latest regulations for data upload, maintenance, display and analysis
- Protocols for loading and validating data to common platforms
- Confidential data via a private cloud for use by the operators/regulators
- Data consumed by the public via the Web, smart devices, PCs
Willbros Integra Link™ patent pending