Geospatial Holdings has announced the successful completion of several pipeline mapping projects on behalf of Sunoco Logistics Partners, which carries out numerous relocations, reroutes and rehabilitation projects to maintain its extensive network of crude oil and refined products pipelines.
(SARVER, Pa.) -- Geospatial Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: GSPH - News),
a developer and producer of technologies and services for managing underground
pipeline assets, has announced the successful completion of several pipeline
mapping projects on behalf of Sunoco Logistics Partners, which carries out
numerous relocations, reroutes and rehabilitation projects to maintain its
extensive network of crude oil and refined products pipelines.
recent project Geospatial employed its cutting-edge Smart Probe technology, a
3D mapping system, during a 1,200-foot-long, horizontal directional drilling
(HDD) bore performed by Sunoco for a 12.75-inch-wide crude oil pipeline in
Tyler, Texas. This project was part of a required utility relocation on behalf
of the Texas Department of Transportation’s Toll 49 Highway project.
Geospatial’s probe succeeded in creating an accurate direct measurement of the
pipeline’s centerline. The project was completed during October
Geospatial’s Smart Probe technology is used in a number of
underground utility industries, including oil and gas, municipal, electrical and
power, telecom and industrial facilities. The probe moves through a pipeline,
recording all changes in inclination, heading and velocity, and stores the
information internally on the probe. The technology involves two components: an
array of instruments for data collection, including accelerometers, gyroscopes
and odometers; and a software package that subsequently transfers the data into
a GIS database. Users accessing the database can obtain a file documenting
horizontal coordinates and elevation (x, y, z) at regular intervals along the
At the Texas worksite, the Smart Probe was attached to a
nylon-braided tape and pulled through the pipe once in each direction to ensure
the most accurate readings. “Sunoco validated its use of the 3D mapping process
for trenchless installation and rehabilitation of its crude oil and refined
products pipelines, and Geospatial’s Smart Probe produced as-built plans and
profiles for the project,” said William Chaparro, project manager for western
area pipeline relocations at Sunoco Logistics.Mark A. Smith, CEO of
Geospatial Holdings added, "We view this project as a major inflection point for
Geospatial. This project has established Geospatial as a trusted vendor for
Sunoco, and helped pave the way for a long-term alliance between the two
companies. Moreover, the project's success gives us a foothold among top-tier
oil and gas companies, which we intend to leverage to attract new customers
looking for help in managing their pipeline assets and infrastructure
For a detailed description of the entire project, please visitwww.napipelines.com/featured/2009/2009-11-feature-2.html.
This article, titled “Mapping Future Pipelines: Sunoco Teams with Geospatial to
Create 3D GIS Pipeline Database,” appeared in the November/December 2009 edition
of North American Pipelines and was written by Chaparro and Todd Porter, Vice
President of Global Energy Services at Geospatial.
Geospatial Holdings (Geospatial), a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
based company, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries is a solutions provider for
the underground infrastructure industry. Using proven mapping systems
technology, we successfully and accurately map XYZ centerline coordinates and
create three-dimensional maps and Geographic Information System (GIS) databases.
Geospatial is the exclusive provider of innovative, proprietary technologies and
services throughout North America, South America and Australia.
number of underground systems increases and the need for replacing aging
subsurface infrastructure continues, it is critical to identify the specific
location of the utilities and conduits to assist in modifications, upgrades,
retrofits, and replacements. Our precision technology gives our clients in the
oil and gas, electric, municipal services (water and sewer), telecommunications,
electrical transmission, GIS and Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) markets
fast, cost-effective solutions, which minimize disruptions while enhancing
customer satisfaction. We also offer solutions and technology to industry
service providers including engineers, consultants and constructors regarding
critical infrastructure issues.
For more information on Geospatial
Holdings, go to www.geospatialcorporation.com.
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Geospatial Holdings Successfully Completes Pipeline Mapping Projects for Sunoco Logistics
January 11, 2010