Geographic information systems (GIS) are an advanced technological database used to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present information using various mediums. This technology combines cartography, statistical analysis and computer science to survey and map oil and gas well sites and pipeline infrastructure. It can find and manage natural resources, avoid utility conflicts and maintain or achieve environmental compliance. With this system, our clients can quickly and accurately identify site characteristics in a multi-layer format and easily determine the best development method for their project.
Geographic information systems provide concrete data by creating the surface and subsurface mapping of infrastructure assets to facilitate accurate, real-time operational management. Operators can accurately locate facilities and enable call-before-you-dig programs, manage internal inspections, schedule and deploy maintenance projects and prepare for federal regulatory audits.
GIS enables cost savings, smooth decision-making, fewer emergencies and excellent, easy-to-access records. Geographic information systems create a 3-D view of a site. When combined with natural resource maps and data, this software quickly delivers a multi-faceted examination of proposed infrastructure, combining geographical, natural and cultural resources and boundary data that enable the determination of the least cost facility and pipeline corridor alignment. Previous studies have proven the use of geographic information systems results in environmentally friendly pipeline routes that reduce the need to re-route during construction, which reduces capitol costs considerably.