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Oil & Gas Pipeline Management

Are you looking for a pipeline control system with low total cost of ownership, applications that provide improved operational safety, and a pipeline modelling suite with excellent change management tracking and the ability to adopt to your own work-flow practices? If so, our e-terrapipeline control system may be the product you are searching for.

Gas and liquid pipeline operators are facing an increased complexity of an already dynamic system. GE’s e-terrapipeline solution addresses the following main challenges:

System Obsolescence: The aging SCADA systems are running obsolete versions of hardware, operating system, and SCADA applications. e-terrapipeline brings a sustainable solution by:

  • Delivering on current supported hardware and operating systems
  • Providing a migration path for ease of upgrade
  • Protect investment in training and data integrity

Pipeline System Expansion: The current SCADA systems are at capacity and cannot support significant SCADA growth to support business expansion. e-terrrapipeline is a powerful and scalable solution platform with the architecture and capacity to support major expansion of SCADA points, communications infrastructure, user consoles, and more.

Regulatory Compliance: The current SCADA systems do not meet the current regulatory compliance standards. e-terrapipeline leads regulatory compliance such as:

  • Operation compliance (PHMSA, API, AGA, and others)
  • Cyber security compliance (ISA 99, NERC CIP, and others)
  • High performance HMI compliance (CRM)

Limited Integration Capability: The current SCADA systems cannot easily support both standard off-the-shelf and custom interface. e-terrapipeline offers a strong enterprise integration and provides support for common interfaces (such as OPC and ODBC) and corporate application interfaces, along with a broad portfolio of mature third party interfaces.

 

Overview
Key Benefits
Security
Training
Services

Overview

Secure, accurate, and easy-to-navigate, e-terrapipeline is a finely integrated suite of applications for planning, monitoring, and controlling liquid and gas pipelines. The applications work together seamlessly to simplify use and streamline operations, while dynamic displays help pipeline operators visualize conditions more clearly for optimum safety and efficiency.

Shared Applications

Shared applications across the gas and liquid pipelines, such as: pipeline SCADA, historical information system, report generator, interface to dynamic dashboards.

Liquid Pipeline Applications

Applications specific to the liquid pipeline business, such as: flow path verification, tank processing, disturbance data collection, pump optimization, and others. Interfaces to batch scheduling system, corporate ticketing system, and hydraulic pipeline model.

Gas Pipeline Applications

Applications specific to the gas pipeline business, such as: AGA calculations, short term load forecasting, vendor flow comparison, gas day accounting, natural gas availability kkand priority, and others.

Key Benefits

GE’s e-terrapipeline provides a variety of benefits, including:

  • Reduced Total Cost of Ownership
  • Improved operational safety
  • Pipeline integrity management
  • Proven migration model
  • Mature, homogeneous platform
  • Standards-based integration philosophy
  • Expert execution

Fexibility

The e-terrapipeline advanced pipeline management and control system application servicers are designed to run on either Windows or Linux operating systems. The system architecture is compatible with standard off-the-shelf computer and network equipment to align with your IT architecture policies and organizational expertise.

Standard Application Programming Interfaces (API’s) are also provided, so you can upgrade your system with new e-terrapipeline releases while retaining your investment in any custom applications. Common industry interface and SCADA protocols are provided to support enterprise integration and SCADA communications requirements.

Situationl Awareness

All data from either third-party applications or from corporate information systems are seamlessly integrated with e-terrapipeline, thus providing the operator with a consistent look and feel.

Intuitive User Experience

e-terrapipeline’s User Inteface and pipeline SCADA management applications are designed so that your users can operate the pipeline system in a safe, confident, and intuitive manager. The powerful and flexible User Interface based on GE’s e-terrabrowser, allows you to design and implement displays, alarms, and operator instructions consistent with your operating practices, and compliant with Operator Interface standards.

The pipeline SCADA management applications are designed with the flexibility to be configured for your communications requirements, conversion and display of field data, setting limits, acknowledging alarms, and performing other operating procedures in the same manner that you do today, supporting the implementation of best practices of operating procedures as required by your business.

Advanced functionality

  • Supervisory control
  • Asset security monitoring
  • Modeling and simulation tools for look ahead operations, hydraulic analysis
  • Shipper nominations, deliveries and operations scheduling
  • Real time pipeline state estimation
  • Batch tracking and flow remote monitoring
  • Leak detection and location
  • Invoicing solutions, accounting and transactions management
  • Storage management

Security

Network security is all about managing risk by:

  • Minimizing the threat surface
  • Monitoring the system for signs of abnormal behavior that could indicate an attack
  • Gathering information about the system’s security parameters to ensure no unplanned changes occur
  • Rapidly recovering if an event occurs

Our Security Solution takes best practices from the leading standards authorities and integrates them into our comprehensive, layered approach to security that provides a solid defense–in-depth strategy. Adopting our Security Solution makes compliance to regulations much easier to achieve.

Our Security Solution portfolio brings together security features from the core GE utility operations systems applications, secure network architecture, secure deployment practices during the system build and configuration process and ongoing security services that help to maintain the system’s integrity throughout its lifecycle.

This is all underpinned by secure business processes ensuring that GE employees working with customer systems are fully aware of applicable operational and regulatory standards, as well as trained in security best practices pertinent to their role.

Training

Comprehensive training courses have been created to meet the specific needs of our customers. We offer a complete curriculum for engineers, developers, administrators and end users of the e-terrapipeline. In addition to the scheduled classroom offerings at our state-of-the-art Redmond Washington training facility.

Service Offering

Our dedicated team of support professionals is available to provide the following services designed to keep your e-terrapipeline evergreen:

  • 24x7 Help Desk
  • Security Patch Management
  • Product Enhancements
  • System Expansions
  • Hardware Upgrades
  • Software Upgrades