New Century, LandWorks to integrate software for oil and gas pipelines

New Century Software Inc. and LandWorks Inc. have agreed to integrate their respective software solutions -- the New Century Software Facility Manager and LandWorks Property Management (LPM). 

"This integration will create a direct connection between pipeline right-of-way records in LPM and the pipeline engineering and operations data in Facility Manager," said Jerry Bramwell, President of LandWorks. "The fully integrated solution will enable sharing of data between the systems and also increase the amount of data available to both applications. This provides the foundation for development of new asset management functionality not previously available in either application or to the industry in general." 

New Century Software of Fort Collins, CO, developed Facility Manager to provide oil & gas pipeline operators with the ability to manage pipeline attribute and centerline data in a spatially enabled GIS compatible with the Pipeline Open Data Standards (PODS). GIS technicians rely on Facility Manager to ensure the integrity of corporate pipeline data and to perform critical centerline management. The software allows users to manage hundreds of data elements relating to the location, structure, operation, function and condition of the pipeline. 

Based in Houston, LandWorks developed LPM as a comprehensive land asset management system that stores, retrieves and manages critical information relating to the rights of way traversed by pipelines and their related infrastructure. The software, along with its GIS components, manage and report pertinent data related to the ownership, rights, and obligations associated with a pipeline company's land assets. The integration with New Century's Facility Manager will give pipeline companies the ability to keep their land assets linked to their facilities. 

"The new LPM-Facility Manager integration will allow our customers to seamlessly link two otherwise disparate data categories -- land and pipeline assets," said Ron Brush, President of New Century Software. "Integration of these databases will make it possible for operators to visualize in the GIS environment how changes to a pipeline might impact the land assets and vice versa." 

New Century Software and LandWorks personnel began development of the integrated solution last year with support from a major oil & gas pipeline operator. Once completed, the integration will be offered as an optional add-on module to LandWorks Property Management and New Century's Facility Manager applications.



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