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New Century Software and LandWorks to Jointly Develop Integrated Solution for Oil & Gas Pipelines

February 17, 2010
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New Century Software 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.

HOUSTON, Texas – New Century Software Inc. and LandWorks Inc., two leading developers of asset management software for the oil & gas pipeline industry, 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.


About New Century Software (
www.newcenturysoftware.com)
New Century Software, an ESRI Business Partner, provides enterprise GIS implementation, integrity management, data loading and management, asset mapping and reporting, and custom application development solutions for the oil and gas industry.  Since 1994 the company has provided these services for many multi-national integrated energy companies and major pipeline operators. The company specializes in helping operators meet pipeline integrity management and data integration requirements.

About LandWorks, Inc. (
www.landworks.com)
LandWorks, an ESRI Business Partner, provides software and services utilizing ESRI  GIS technology. Since 1995, the company’s primary focus has been providing software products and services for managing any type of land right in any industry including oil and gas, mining, pipelines, telecommunications, electric/gas utilities, forestry, transportation and water. With offices in Houston, TX and Denver, CO, LandWorks offers a full line of digitizing and data conversion services. 

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