News Archive 2014, Q3-Q4

New Century Software Expands Integrity and Software Development Teams

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (December 19, 2014) - New Century Software, Inc., a leading provider of GIS-based pipeline software and services, is pleased to welcome several new employees to its integrity management, software development and consulting teams. The growth is in response to the increasing demand for pipeline integrity management expertise and a rapidly evolving suite of pipeline GIS applications.

Will Allender joined New Century Software as a Senior Consultant to oversee the development of a variety of software solutions including SheetCutter, the top alignment sheet generator on the market. With over 15 years of experience in GIS applications across multiple industries, Will brings a strong understanding of the ability of GIS technology to enhance enterprise-wide productivity and creativity.

David Mangold represents New Century Software as a Senior Risk Engineer in our ever-expanding pipeline integrity management department. David offers extensive experience in risk management services for the oil and gas industry, which he utilizes to design and implement risk management programs for pipeline networks and facilities.

David Hollema joined New Century Software as a Senior Software Engineer, bringing over 15 years of experience with geophysical engineering, project management, and geospatial development. An expert in C#, JavaScript and Python, he develops and maintains a variety of our software solutions.

Brian Noyle represents New Century Software as a Senior Software Engineer and Architect. He also brings over 15 years of experience to the team. With extensive experience in full software lifecycle management, his specialties include .NET architecture and development, ESRI product stack, ASP.NET MVC, and Agile Project Management. He guides clients to standard architecture and development practices and patterns to facilitate a closer integration of GIS with the standard IT enterprise.

New Century Software continues to expand in all departments including Compliance, Data Management, Integrity Management and Software Development. To view the current positions available, please visit our careers page.

Kirk Cameron Receives PODS 6 Rock Star Award

Kirk CameronKirk Cameron, Senior Software Engineer at New Century Software, recently received the PODS 6 Rock Star Award for his contributions to the PODS organization and his notable PODS expertise. The award was presented to Kirk at the first annual Pipeline Week during the PODS User Conference in Houston, TX.

Kirk is well respected in pipeline data management having previously received both the PODS 6 Rock Star Award and the PODS Distinguished Service Award.  With over 18 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry, Kirk has a solid history of analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and consulting to aid in a successful data migration process. Kirk offers unmatched PODS model expertise, as well as strong technical project management and leadership to help clients succeed.

Kirk has actively contributed to the PODS organization for over 14 years. He has served on the PODS Technical Committee since 2000, including serving two terms as Data Model Chairman.

Congratulations, Kirk!

New Century Software to Exhibit & Present at Pipeline Week

Next week, October 28-30, New Century Software will be exhibiting and speaking at Pipeline Week in Houston, TX. If you will be there, we hope you will make time to listen to our sessions, check out our exhibition booth. Please let us know if you would like a complimentary pass to the exhibition floor!

PODS User Conference

Our sessions include:

  • PODS 201
    Beyond PODS 101, we are taking a higher level look at some of the common challenges and questions PODS users have.
    Presented by: Rupesh Muthyala, Sam Acheson and Kirk Cameron of New Century Software
    Tuesday, October 28, 12:45-4:00p
  • Transforming the Field-to-PODS Solution:
    Innovative Solutions to Overcome Field Data Collection Changes

    Tallgrass Energy, with New Century Software support, will cover their workflow-based approach to capturing field data and submitting it to the PODS database.
    Presented by: Nick Sines of Tallgrass Energy and Patrick Turner of New Century Software
    Wednesday, October 29, 2:00-2:40pm

GITA Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference & Exhibition

New Century Software will be at booth #503 with demos of our software and answers to your questions. Stop by to learn more about our products and services! Don’t forget to enter to win an iPad Air 2!

New Century Software Launches Pipeline Business Intelligence Tool

Latest business intelligence application, Pipeline Insights, gives pipeline operators ability to use current GIS data to make actionable business decisions.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (September 16, 2014) – New Century Software, Inc., a leading provider of GIS-based pipeline software and services, has released Pipeline Insights, a business intelligence application that transforms enterprise GIS data into usable information. Developed with the goal of giving access and visibility into GIS data across the enterprise, Pipeline Insights offers a set of pre-configured reports in real-time that can be distributed to key decision makers.

“The quantity of data collected and stored in an enterprise GIS is enormous,” says Ron Brush, President of New Century Software. “To transform that data into understandable information requires a thorough understanding of the data and significant analytical expertise. Our clients need the ability to quickly and easily access that data to make important decisions.”

Pipeline Insights is delivered via the New Century Gateway, a web-based dashboard for New Century Software online applications. The user-interface accesses enterprise GIS data in real-time to produce charts and reports based on the most current information available. Users can filter information to select data in any of the tables stored in the data model as well as complete ad-hoc analyses to address more complex business problems.

“Pipeline Insights provides Business Intelligence for valuable industry data that everyone in the organization can use to make solid business decisions,” says Sam Acheson, VP of Software Engineering for New Century Software. As the latest reporting product added to New Century Software’s suite of applications, it allows the GIS department to share important information with business partners who rely on accurate, timely data. Joining flagship software products such as SheetCutter and Facility Manager, Pipeline Insights brings the pipeline operator’s asset management life cycle full-circle.

“With legacy solutions, such as Facility Manager, and the enterprise GIS expertise that our data management team offers, our clients are receiving pipeline intelligence that they can be sure is accurate, verifiable and traceable,” adds Brush. “Operators can use Pipeline Insights with the confidence that they’re using the right data to make the right decisions.”

An introductory webinar to Pipeline Insights is scheduled for Tuesday, October 7 at 1:00p.m. MST / 2:00p.m. CST.

New Century Software to Present & Sponsor at Esri User Conference!

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Next week, July 14-18, New Century Software will be attending and speaking at the Esri User Conference in San Diego, CA. If you will be there, we hope you’ll make time to listen to our sessions, visit us at the PUG Social on Tuesday night, or meet up with us for a cup of coffee.

Our sessions include:

Using Alignment Sheets to Communicate GIS Linear Assets to the Enterprise
Presented by Sam Acheson, Director of Software Engineering

Our customers manage and analyze GIS data to safely transport oil and gas through pipelines. It is important to communicate the results spatially, as crucial decisions to the safe transmission of these commodities are made from this data. We will explain the need of Alignment Sheets and how they enhance the map view. We will focus on why the use of Alignment Sheets is better suited for transmission pipelines and how other organizations can tap into this powerful communication method.

Date: Wednesday, July 16
Time: 3:15- 4:00pm
Room: 29 A/B

Utilizing ArcSchematics to Manage Chemically Treated Pipelines
Presented by Chris Nichols, GIS Analyst

ArcSchematics has allowed our organization to build diagrams utilizing a geometric network so that we may better visualize the effectiveness of our chemical treatment program on pipeline and other assets. The diagrams have allowed us to identify gaps in our chemical treatment program as well as monitor failures where current chemical treatment is ineffective. Well production data is being compared to monthly chemical treatment reports to further exploit the potential for increased production.

Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014
Time: 8:30 – 9:45am
Room: 25 A/B

And, we’re sponsoring the PUG Social! Be sure to join us for a relaxed evening of music and refreshments to reconnect with colleagues, clients, and friends!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
6 – 9pm
Marriott Hotel, Coronado Terrace
Level 4, South Tower

Hope to see you there!

Utilizing SheetCutter to Manage New Construction Data

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On Tuesday, July 8 at 9am MDT / 10am CDT, New Century Software will provide a free webinar, Utilizing SheetCutter to Manage New Construction Data. The webinar will provide operators with best practices for using the top sheet generation product available to manage new construction projects.

Our presenter, Lisa Schock, New Century Software GIS Analyst, will provide practical steps to process GPS data, share data management techniques from PODS and pipeline experts, and explain how to use our complimentary software solutions to build the most useful sheets. Additionally, attendees will gain insights into preparing data for PODS and how to update data for sheet regeneration.

Utilizing SheetCutter to Manager New Construction Data
Tuesday, July 8th
9am MDT / 10am CDT

Registration free but limited – sign up now!!