There is no better way to understand the power and effectiveness of a solution or service than to learn how real companies use it in their own practices. Discover how the services and solutions provided by our team at Integrated Informatics Inc. are being employed by teams just like yours.
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT FOR DECISION SUPPORT
As the reliance on spatial analysis grows, so too does the amount of data for which organizations are responsible. Consequently, with more data comes a greater responsibility for properly managing and maintaining these datasets. For those tasked with this, software built with Knowledge Management - or the process of creating, sharing, and managing the knowledge and information of an organization - in mind are essential.
Knowledge Management typically focuses on business objectives like improving performance, establishing best practices, developing new insights and innovations, and gaining a competitive advantage.
In the case of spatial data, how data is managed and maintained impacts its reliability. Geographic, demographic, etc. information depicted in geospatial files is rarely static, requiring they be updated frequently to have the most accurate information with which to work.
Solutions like the Integrated Marco Studio suite are fundamental in both identifying and establishing a team's data management practices. With five individual applications built around the ArcGIS platform, professionals are able to identify how spatial data is being managed. By determining how this is accomplished at the present, it is easier to establish better management practices moving forward.
Teams working with this software have been able to implement bi-annual and annual network reviews with the goal of ensuring data is maintained and users address any tasks and training as needed.
FULL FIELD OPTIMIZATION
For Oil and Gas operators, the planning processes behind location, construction, and life-cycle of assets within an oilfield and its distribution can be tricky and time-consuming. This requires input from multiple teams, consideration of infrastructure in the region, and the evaluation of results generated from such a study. It is a long, tedious process for which every step must be accounted.
Applications like Integrated Geomancy turn this endless process upside down, giving professionals the tools needed to cut down on time and resources while still producing consistent results. Its comprehensive methodology for managing input data - such as Digital Elevation Models (DEM), land cover, populated areas, regions to avoid, etc. - inside of a project where it can then be applied to various scenarios defined by the user makes it easy to use and even easier to manage.
The location of assets can be impacted by any number of circumstances. From the construction of a new roadway that should be bypassed to limiting the number of wells to bring online, these instances can vary from simple to downright challenging.
This approach to developing an asset model and adapting it to scenarios (i.e., what if's) allows for easily achieving results based modifying settings, adding or removing input data during analyses, applying temporal analysis, and more. It creates options that were previously unavailable from standard planning processes.
OVERLAND FLOW MODEL
Planning is the key to Emergency Preparedness and Response. Although modeling disaster scenarios is complex, the challenges cannot stand in the way of compliance with regulatory requirements and public expectations. This rings especially true for companies in the Oil and Gas industry, constructing and maintaining pipelines.
With the extreme consequences of liquid leaks or spills, it is imperative that a land-based spill model be realistic. Applications like Integrated Offsite provide professionals a simple approach to a complicated problem. This comprehensive spill model account for variations in factors like surface cover, fluid properties, soil absorption, and terrain/topography. Spill impact can be forecast for multiple time periods, such as 6 and 12 hour intervals, to aide in response planning.
The value of Overland Flow Models reach far beyond the Natural Resources industry with methodology and results that have direct applicability to other sectors, especially those in Emergency Response and Remediation.
While Oil and Gas operators must produce these analyses based on industry regulations, our team has found that these models also help first responders plan for response times, establish effective Emergency Response Control Points, and estimate cleanup and remediation costs.
ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS DATA MANAGEMENT
Businesses in the Oil and Gas industry are required by government regulations to assess their environmental impact, monitoring environmental aspects of operations and reporting this information as part of their Environmental Assessment (EA) and Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) programs.
The data collected within these programs form the foundation for detecting change in the environment over time. This is no small feat, as this wealth of information includes large and diverse datasets.
Managing environmental data shows both the good and bad of working with Big Data:
The variety and details of this data allows for gathering valuable insights while the size and breadth of it makes managing it a challenge.
This is where applications like Integrated Guardian, an Environmental Effects Data Management System, have proven beneficial to clients caring for these resources.
This solution is a Geographic Information System (GIS) based web application for offshore Oil and Gas operations. By integrating tools for data integration, analysis (e.g., statistical and temporal), and reporting all atop robust mapping functionality, professionals can efficiently access large volumes of past and current data collected for Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) programs.
OFFSHORE OIL & GAS NETWORK DEVELOPMENT
Optimizing the locations of Oil and Gas assets on land can be tricky and time-consuming, considering the many factors that go into the precise placement of each piece of the puzzle.
Developing these assets offshore?
That can be even more complex.
The planning process for offshore development of Pipeline Gathering Systems and Transmission Pipelines is much like what is found for Full Field Optimization. In this circumstance, however, increased importance is placed on the environment and traffic patterns - like shipping channels - that could impact access and safety of platforms and resources.
Applications like Integrated Geomancy make the planning process more intuitive, giving professionals the tools to produce consistent and efficient results. Its comprehensive methodology for managing input data - such as Digital Elevation Models (DEM), regions to avoid, etc. - inside of a project makes it easy to use and even easier to manage.
This solution's approach to developing an asset model and adapting it to scenarios (i.e., what if's) allows for easily achieving results based on modifying settings, adding or removing input data during analyses, applying temporal analysis, and more. It creates options for offshore development that were previously unavailable from standard planning processes and reflect the environment at hand.
SINGLE SIGN-ON(SSO) AUTHENTICATION FOR ARCGIS, TABLEAU, & R-SHINY
Security is an essential component of every business plan. Its importance is obvious for public-facing applications, ensuring the identity of users is protected at all times. Even in internal operations, providing employees access to applications must remain secure to prevent outsiders from connecting - and that they are only seeing what administrators allow them to see.
One way our team at Integrated has achieved this security for companies is through the integration of Single Sign-On (SSO) Authentication methodology.
Implementing Single Sign-On (SSO) for multiple platforms not only provides a secure connection, it also increases usability across the board.
Through enterprise, social, or username/password authentication, users need only enter their credentials once without hassle or complication.
Our team has had success in applying this authentication process for applications like ArcGIS and Tableau, stringing together Tableau dashboards and ArcGIS web maps under a single Tableau Server log-in. End-users are greeted with a familiar interface as a jumping-off point. Meanwhile, administrators have the authority to grant or revoke access at any time - making it a win-win for users and managers alike.
When it comes to the Energy and Utilities industries, many businesses are finding new and better ways to inventory assets, review quality of infrastructure, and address outages. Paper-only approaches, such as hand-written tickets, are slowly being phased out as technology enabling mobile collection is introduced in its place.
Mobile applications make the data field crews collect easier to manage, eliminating as much room for error - like typos, missing information, and lost paper tickets - as possible.
Integration with desktop and web applications also allows stakeholders to view this information in real-time.
Our clients have found success in implementing applications on mobile devices, especially when the tasks being performed involve collecting similar details for multiple assets, must be time-stamped, and include taking and uploaded pictures. Crews no longer have to create unique processes for keeping track of what image is where or ensuring the time is correct.
These aspects combined with portability and customization make mobile applications a unique and continually beneficial resource for these industries to employ.