Enterprise Products: A Collaborative Journey with OGC

Enterprise Products: A Collaborative Journey with OGC

Houston, Texas – February 20, 2024

In this article published by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), an overview of  is given of Enterprise Products Partners, L.P.’s adoption of the PipelineML data interchange standards.

This is an article about how Enterprise Products collaborated with OGC to develop a standard for the pipeline industry. It discusses the benefits of using open standards and open-source technology. The article also highlights the importance of collaboration and community engagement. Some of the key points are that Enterprise Products helped develop the PipelineML Standard, which is used to improve the management of pipeline networks. They also implemented an open-source data architecture that provides a central location for data and services.

By clicking the above link, you will be sent directly to the OGC’s website, where you can read this article.



PipelineML GeoPackager Released as Free Open-source QGIS Plugin

PipelineML GeoPackager Released as Free Open-source QGIS Plugin

Wayland, MA – February 12, 2021

The OGC PipelineML Standards Working Group today announced the release of a free open-source plugin for QGIS. This plugin converts a PipelineML file into a GeoPackage (an open geospatial data format that is readily understood by QGIS and other GIS software). Once a PipelineML file has been ingested into QGIS as a GeoPackage, the geospatial data can be visualized, all the PipelineML attributes displayed, and that data can be edited within the free open-source QGIS application.

Since QGIS already supports the import and export of many other data formats such as Shapefiles, GeoJSON, GeoRSS, and others, the PipelineML GeoPackager facilitates the conversion of PipelineML files to and from many other common data formats. “The addition of this plugin adds a considerable amount of value to the PipelineML data interchange ecosystem,” commented Jan Stuckens, Co-chair of the PipelineML Standards Working Group. Adding further, “Our goal with PipelineML is to make a rich array of free open-source solutions to the pipeline industry and this value proposition can be clearly seen in the release of this important resource.”

It is important to note that this plugin was developed through the PipelineML open-source development community. In this case, Jeff Bourdier, a software developer with 9 years of experience in the pipeline industry, volunteered to develop this plugin. “I’m pleased to have had the opportunity to contribute to this new OGC standard, which I believe will significantly improve data interoperability in the pipeline industry,” remarked Jeff. “Jeff has been a valuable addition to our developer community. We see a huge opportunity for open-source development within the oil and gas space. As data demands continue to increase, we must stay ahead of the growth curve with increasingly smarter and more flexible technologies and business processes. We believe PipelineML is just the start of an emerging trend to develop open-source solutions to meet pipeline market demands,” commented John Tisdale, Co-chair of the PipelineML Standards Working Group.

PipelineML GeoPackager is released under the GNU General Public License v3.0 license, which can be found here. The source code for the PipelineML GeoPackager is managed here. A tutorial on how to install and use this plugin can be found here. QGIS can be downloaded here. Jeff Bourdier can be reached on Github here and LinkedIn here.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international consortium of more than 500 businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities driven to make geospatial (location) information and services FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. OGC’s member-driven consensus process creates royalty-free, publicly available, open geospatial standards. Existing at the cutting edge, OGC actively analyzes and anticipates emerging tech trends, and runs an agile, collaborative Research and Development (R&D) lab – the OGC Innovation Program – that builds and tests innovative prototype solutions to members’ use cases. To learn more about OGC, visit ogc.org.

PipelineML is an open-source data interchange standard that allows pipeline operators, service providers, and software companies to freely exchange pipeline asset information in a free, open, universal international standard. To learn how your organization can benefit from the capabilities of PipelineML, visit pipelineml.org.

European Press Contact: Jan Stuckens

Phone: +32 2 3092 112

Email: jan.stuckens@merkator.com

U.S. Press Contact: John Tisdale

Phone: 713-381-5565

Email: jtisdale@eprod.com

Blue Sky Evolution Integrates PipelineML into Orbital Product Line

Blue Sky Evolution Integrates PipelineML into Orbital Product Line

Houston, TX – December 7, 2020

Blue Sky Evolution today announced full integration of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) PipelineML international pipeline data interchange standard into its Orbital product suite. The software extension provides functionality to leverage the PipelineML data standard to interchange pipeline survey data between Orbital, field surveyors and other data providers or consumers.

“We expect PipelineML to give our customers the ability to get survey and mapping data into the hands of project stakeholders quickly and easily. We are excited to be an early adopter of PipelineML because we believe it gives us a competitive advantage while providing our clients with a richer set of data management tools.”, Rene Ramirez, Blue Sky Evolution Owner & CEO.

PipelineML was developed over a 5-year period with the help of the (OGC), an organization that develops open geospatial data standards in use by businesses and government agencies around the world. PipelineML is a free, open data interchange standard that empowers pipeline stakeholders to move data between operators and service providers without the need for timely and costly and complex data transformation. This enables the oil and gas industry to streamline the movement of information to keep pace with the increasing demand for putting information into the hands of decision-makers quickly and efficiently.

“Blue Sky Evolution’s adoption of PipelineML provides pipeline operators as well as survey and mapping companies the ability to utilize the powerful capabilities of PipelineML to freely move data between different data providers, software applications, and devices. This will enable Blue Sky’s constituents to save time and money as they utilize modern data management standards like PipelineML to help them keep pace with evolving business requirements”, John Tisdale, Co-chair Open Geospatial Consortium PipelineML Standards Working Group.

To learn how your organization can benefit from the capabilities of PipelineML, visit pipelineml.org.

Download this press release as a PDF.

Name of Press Contact: Tazarra Berrien
Phone: (281) 980-9494
Email: tazarra@blueskyevo.com