Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Management
Houston - February 2008

Clarion Technical Conferences


Pipeline Mapping, GIS and Data Integration Course

February 11, 2008
7:30am Registration & coffee
8:00am-4:45pm Course
February 12, 2008
8:00am-4:45pm Course


This course is designed for pipeline company personnel in need of either a refresher or introduction to data management for pipeline integrity support and to support the risk analysis process. It will review data model types, where to locate data, how to integrate data from different sources, and how to best make this data work for you.

Course Objectives

On completion of this course attendees will have an understanding ways data can be stored, including a review of industry standard data models; will be able to identify possible data sources and will have learned methods for review and acquisition of data. In addition attendees will have powerful insight into getting the most out of the vast amounts of data available to make better-informed decisions regarding risk and integrity management.

Who Should Attend

Pipeline integrity managers, pipeline engineers involved in assessment activities including risk assessment, and anyone requiring a general knowledge of pipeline data management.

Course Notes

All delegates will receive a detailed set of lecture notes providing an invaluable reference document.

Continuing Education Units

Upon completion of the course, participants will be eligible to receive 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).


Nick Park has 12 years of software product management experience with more than six years specifically in the pipeline industry. As a Consultant and, most recently, Vice President of Technology for GeoFields Inc., Mr. Park is involved in the design and implementation of data management systems for complex pipeline operations, which are currently being used by thousands of individuals across a diverse client base. Mr. Park has an MS in Geographic Information Systems and continues to provide support to a range of mapping and GIS projects.

Course Program


  • Background
  • Why take a data management approach?
  • Why focus on mapping and GIS?
  • Project Planning
  • Getting organized
  • Managing Data
  • Data Storage
  • Introduction to pipeline data models
  • Thinking Spatially
  • What is GIS? (and why do I need one?)
  • Spatial Data Overview
  • Fundamentals: Coordinates and Projections
  • Pipeline data in GIS
  • Why GIS and not CAD?
  • GIS vendor options
  • How should I use GIS?
  • Pipeline mapping
  • Data model templates (again)


  • GIS Boot Camp
  • Centerline editing
  • “Posting” station locations
  • Geocoding
  • Spatial analysis (geoprocessing)
  • Topology
  • Establishing the Data Framework
  • Core data – the framework
  • Asset data
  • Off-pipe spatial data
  • Links to external systems
  • Integrating New Data
  • Asset data
  • Using GPS
  • Field surveys
  • Case study: ILI, CIS integration
  • Super Charged Data – Running Analyses
  • Applications to analyze data
  • Case Study: Liquids HCA Analysis
  • Accessing and Sharing
  • Collaboration and Feedback
  • Delivering Data and Analyses
  • Reports
  • Making maps
  • Future Concepts

Organized by:      
Clarion Technical Conferences Global Pipeline Monthly    
Supported by:      
ASME Internationalthe In Line Inspection Association Pigging Products & Services AssociationPipeline & Gas Journal   Gold Sponsor
Gold SponsorRosen
the Journal of Pipeline Engineering PIPE  

Silver Sponsors
Silver Sponsorship Synergy Services

Tuboscope Pipeline Services

Oil & Gas Journal PRCI   Business Center Sponsor
Bronze SponsorshipApplus RTD
Pipeline and Gas Technology      


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