Using geographic information system (GIS) – its new pipeline integrity management software – Kinder Morgan can now quickly analyze its natural gas assets using visualized data. Developed by LaPraim, this GIS helps reduce risk and ensure compliance for an industry with strict maintenance requirements.
With a need to visually monitor and analyze natural gas assets, LaPraim turned Kinder Morgan’s extensive database of stored spatial locations and geographic coordinates of pipeline locations into a visual framework – a custom geohub.
LaPraim digitized pipeline centerlines, consequence areas, special permits, and project locations, allowing Kinder Morgan to make an impactful spatial analysis. Physical assets within the GIS are available in several map options (road, aerial, or dark) with geographic overlays, measuring tools to determine distance, and circular buffers to pinpoint proximity.
Our programmers created extensive, layer style control and sorting options specified for pipeline integrity management within the oil and gas industry. GIS was developed using React, Python and SQL.
Features + Compliance
Kinder Morgan’s new GIS is a cost-efficient way to map and track the spatial location of high-value assets. Patterns in data by region or specific geology can be visualized to forecast changing conditions, track maintenance needs, and support geo-based business decisions.
To ensure projects are within compliance, the pipeline integrity software features custom fields for regulatory segment types, operators, line names, line designators, and risk aggregates. This data helps identify threats and to reduce the risk of failed evaluations.
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