Welcome to a new era in pipeline data management. Success in today’s competitive oil and gas market requires operators to provide up-to-date asset information to service providers and decision-makers in a timely manner that complies with TVC regulations. Bottlenecks in the flow of information translate into lost business opportunities, and those who move information the fastest and most efficiently gain competitive advantage.

PipelineML is a free data exchange standard designed to help oil and gas stakeholders move information quickly and easily. It was developed by an international group of pipeline operators, service providers, software vendors, and governmental agencies who invested countless hours of work on the standard from 2011 to 2019 (and the work is ongoing). It simplifies and expedites the process of sharing information across systems, software applications, and devices. This is accomplished by providing a universal data exchange format and a set of reference codes to enable everyone to speak a common language. Stakeholders do not need to change what they call things or which codes they use in their internal systems. Rather, they simply have their oil and gas software vendor write a PipelineML import and export routine into their existing product suites. This empowers operators to freely move information across departments and business units internally as well as to and from service providers so that decision-makers have the information they need to keep product flowing safely. Best of all, it is free and open.

PipelineML is a standard of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).