Pipeline Integrity Management and Data Science Blog

Transforming pipeline integrity management through data science

  It seems that every time an article or presentation is published highlighting some fancy new improvement to oil & gas pipeline integrity management related to inline inspection (ILI) and external data analysis, it comes attached with professional services to operationalize it. This is not so surprising, since historically the industry has been conditioned to compartmentalize everything on a project basis. It’s simply the way things have always been. Outside of data analysis this process probably makes sense.

OneBridge Solutions Puts Innovation in the Pipeline

Do you live within 200 yards of an oil or gas pipe? More than 60% of Americans do, but no one – not public agencies, not commercial customers, and not even the energy companies that own the pipes – could tell you exactly where defects in those pipes are. As that infrastructure ages far beyond its intended lifespan, the costs of maintaining and servicing pipelines pose a $68 billion headache for the industry and a ticking time bomb for the public.

Upcoming Event: Banff Pipeline Conference

OneBridge will be showcasing our new Cognitive Integrity Management™ (CIM) solution at the Banff pipeline conference on April 3rd-6th. We will also be demonstrating our new HoloLens application, which enables anomalies to be viewed on the pipe in 3D, as augmented reality. This tool overlays digital data onto the real world – think Pokemon Go with a commercial use. Microsoft and OneBridge will be working together during the week to discuss the latest in cloud technology for the industry.

Upcoming Event: 2017 PPIM

OneBridge will be showcasing our new Cognitive Integrity Management™ (CIM) solution at the PPIM Houston conference on February 27 - March 2, 2017. We will also be demonstrating our new HoloLens application, which enables anomalies to be viewed on the pipe in 3D, as augmented reality. This tool overlays digital data onto the real world – think Pokemon Go with a commercial use. Microsoft and OneBridge will be working together during the week to discuss the latest in cloud technology for the industry.

Microsoft Accelerator to Present

It’s been five months since we departed the Microsoft Accelerator program in Seattle. Time flies. We’ve made great progress and the list continues to grow based on customer feedback. That’s the exciting part. I’d like to reflect for a moment as to where we have needed to pivot or persevere in relation to what our aspirational goals were while at Accelerator. First, the most important thing we have learned – this problem is difficult.