The following is the first in a 3-part series to provide you with insight into how GDM Pipelines creates and distributes the industry’s leading oil and gas data products.
In Part 1, we will take a deeper look into how we transform raw source data to create comprehensive asset information.
The “industry data source”. Perhaps you’ve heard or even used this expression. Did you know that when people say this, they are generally referring to GDM’s data? So, how did GDM become the “go-to” source for pipeline and facility data? Glad you asked.
Throughout our 21-year history, we have built and maintained partnerships with industry that enable us to gather information about oil and gas assets. Using our data management expertise, we have transformed this source data into the most comprehensive source of data available.
So, how do we do it?
Collect information from multiple sources: we work closely with regulators, operators and service providers to research, collect and integrate the most up-to-date information and make updates to ensure the most current information is always available.
Update geographic positioning: we have a dedicated team of in-house experts who review pipeline and facility locations and update them using right of way information, plan surveys, as built data or ground truthing to create the most spatially accurate view of pipelines throughout Western Canada.
Add unique information: we are constantly searching for new information to help broaden the understanding of assets and their operational history. One example of this is the hundreds of thousands of source documents we have available, many of which are exclusive to GDM.
As a result, our clients always receive the most accurate, current and complete information available.
Want to know more about GDM’s data? We’d love to hear from you!
Click here to read part 2 of our series, where we will focus on how we build out the identity of an asset to gain a complete understanding of its relationships and operational history.