News Archive 2015, Q3-Q4
New Century Opens Integrity Plus Division Office in Houston Energy Corridor
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (December 1, 2015) - New Century Software, Inc., (New Century) a leading provider of integrity management pipeline software and consulting, has opened an office under its new division, Integrity Plus, in Houston, Texas in the Energy Corridor. Integrity Plus’s new office is located at 15835 Park Ten Place, Suite 140 Houston, Texas.
“New Century and its integrity and consulting division, Integrity Plus, both continue to grow in employee size, product offerings, and capabilities,” says Ron Brush, President of New Century. “Opening a Houston-based location allows us to be more flexible and accessible to clients who have a need for onsite professional services, dedicated customer support, and local training and education opportunities.”
The Integrity Plus office is located in the Energy Corridor along the Katy Freeway, west of State Highway 6 in the Park 10 Regional Business Center. The space offers Integrity Plus the square footage to grow their Houston staff of GIS analysts, compliance engineers, and integrity management professionals. Located in the NACE International building, the new space also offers space for training and education. In 2016, New Century will be providing Houston-based classroom trainings on its suite of applications as well as Integrity Plus compliance and integrity management courses.
“We understand that Houston is the energy capitol of the world and it’s most appropriate for Integrity Plus to base its operations where most of our clients are, providing them with easy access to pipeline compliance and integrity professionals,” says Mike LaMont, Vice President of Integrity Plus. “As a Houston employer and local resource, Integrity Plus can assist our operator clients swiftly and efficiently.”
New Century is planning an open house event for clients, business partners, and surrounding neighbors in early 2016. The company is looking forward to its continued growth and the opportunity to work closely with Houston-based pipeline operators who have a need for integrity management consulting, GIS data management, and regulatory compliance guidance. To visit the new offices or set an appointment with New Century, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Justin Calvert, Technical Sales Engineer, to Speak at European Petroleum GIS Conference
New Century Software’s Justin Calvert joins the line up of speakers at the 2015 Esri European Petroleum GIS Conference in London, November 5-6, 2015.
Justin will be presenting, Leveraging the ESRI Platform for Automating Survey Data Validation & Reporting, which describes how operators can use ESRI technology and a repeatable process to realize significant cost savings during new construction and as-built projects.
Justin’s presentation takes a look at why processing field-collected data in a timely manner is an ongoing challenge for pipeline operators. It illustrates the issues typically seen with manual data validation which more often than not identifies errors long after a surveyor has left the field, if identified at all.
He’ll describe how utilizing python geoprocessing tools can simplify managing submitted data and automated spatial validation. Leveraging ArcGIS online, operators can identify and resolve errors quickly – improving accuracy and accelerating data collection to loading.
In addition to his presentation, Justin will also be a panelist during the Pipeline Data Model Discussion aimed at answering questions operators have on new and existing models. Justin can also be found in the Technical Showcase on Friday, November 6 to share demonstrations of New Century applications.
To attend the Esri European Petroleum GIS Conference, register here.
Meet Justin Calvert:
Justin Calvert offers extensive GIS experience ranging from data collection, data loading, and alignment sheet design and generation to Gas HCA calculations and DOT class calculation. Justin is responsible for providing technical leadership to and bridging the gap between client software engineering, product, and service operation teams. Additionally, he conducts trainings, product demonstrations and provides consulting services. Follow Justin on LinkedIn.
New Century Software Releases Spatial Risk Analyst 3.0
Latest upgrade to pipeline risk management tool leverages risk engineer expertise and improves user interface.
FORT COLLINS, CO (October 15, 2015) – New Century Software, Inc., a leading provider of GIS-based pipeline software and services, announced today that it has released an updated version of its risk management application, Spatial Risk Analyst.
“Concurrent with our launch of Integrity Plus, our new integrity analysis and consulting division, we have been taking a hard look at the needs of pipeline integrity professionals and how our software applications support them to best do their jobs,” said Ron Brush, President of New Century Software and Integrity Plus. “Leveraging the expertise of our own Integrity Plus Risk Engineers, we have built an application that we’re confident meet the needs of risk professionals industry-wide.”
Spatial Risk Analyst 3.0 is a workflow-driven application that allows pipeline operators to quickly and objectively measure risk along a pipeline. Built by expert Risk Engineers, Spatial Risk Analyst leverages customized risk algorithms and an improved user interface to accelerate your ability to plan appropriate measures for prevention and mitigation.
To simplify the workflow and processes of risk management, Spatial Risk Analyst accesses data in a centralized location and supports both spatial and tabular data through any number of database connections. Its new, flexible design has streamlined the Model Builder and Execution functionality, saving operators valuable time. Spatial Risk Analyst offers a flexible risk management application that grows exponentially as your company’s data management and risk assessment practices evolve over time.
“The other exciting element of the new application is the improved user interface,” said Lynette Lyddane, Product Owner for New Century Software integrity management applications. “We have implemented a workflow-driven UI for all integrity applications, including Spatial Risk Analyst, which allows our end-users to more quickly navigate the application and increases user adoption.”
Additional features in Spatial Risk Analyst 3.0 include:
- Improved model builder offers better support for larger models and offers “LookUp” functionality.
- Simplified Model Execution improves efficiencies.
- Results & Reporting provide pipeline operators with clearer insights into threats.
- Online Help supports end-users and allow for faster adoption.
- Tiered License Levels allows users to better share results and reports with stakeholders.
For more information about Spatial Risk Analyst 3.0, join New Century on Tuesday, November 3 at 1p.m. MST / 2p.m. CST for a free webinar.
New Century Leadership Appointed to PODS Technical Committee
New Century is pleased to announce that Sam Acheson, Vice President of Software, has been appointed to the PODS Technical Committee on Governance. Sam is an accomplished leader in the pipeline oil and gas software industry, offering comprehensive experience in nearly every tier of delivering enterprise-capable software solutions with an emphasis on GIS-enabled PODS solutions. As a member of the Technical Committee on Governance, he will provide guidance and direction to work groups and project teams to implement PODS’ strategic initiatives. Additionally, he will provide recommendations to the Board of Directors based on the work results of the technical committee.
New Century also congratulates Kirk Cameron, Senior Software Engineer, for his appointment as the Technical Committee for Data Modeling Chairman. Kirk has previously served as Chairman, has actively contributed to the PODS organization since its inception, and is a multiple-year recipient of the PODS 6 Rock Star Award and the PODS Distinguished Service Award. With over eighteen years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Kirk offers unmatched PODS model expertise, as well as strong technical project management and leadership to help clients succeed. As Chairman, Kirk will be responsible for modeling oversight and structural implementation of PODS Relational and Spatial Model Standards, maintaining the model’s integrity, and providing modeling design and advice to project and work groups.
Congratulations, Sam and Kirk!
P.S. Kirk will be presenting at Pipeline Week in the Woodlands, TX next week! Join him on Wednesday, September 16th at 3:45pm in the Waterway Ballroom 4 for an Introduction to PODS.
Need a free pass to Pipeline Week? We’ll be in booth 601 and can hook up you up with a free expo badge!
New Century Software Launches Integrity Analysis & Consulting Division, Integrity Plus
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (August 24, 2015) - New Century Software, Inc., a leading provider of pipeline integrity management solutions, announced today that it has launched a new integrity analysis and consulting division, New Century Integrity Plus. Aimed at better serving hazardous liquids and natural gas pipeline operators, Integrity Plus goes beyond typical point and “checkbox” solutions by providing holistic strategies that support pipeline operators’ integrity programs and regulatory compliance objectives.
“With increased regulatory scrutiny, and tightening budgets, pipeline operators are seeking integrity management consultants to provide guidance, implement reliable strategies, and supplement their workforce,” says Ron Brush, President of New Century Software. “New Century has been building its integrity management, data services, and DOT compliance teams steadily for the last several years to fulfill these needs of our operator clients. The success and efforts of those teams have culminated in our newest division, Integrity Plus.”
Leading Integrity Plus is its Vice President, Mike LaMont. LaMont offers over fifteen years of pipeline consulting experience, specializing in regulatory compliance and integrity management strategies. Integrity Plus is also led by Robin Magelky, Senior Director of Integrity Management, and Melissa Lawrence, Director of DOT Compliance. The combined experience of the leadership team and their commitment to facilitating client success provides operators with the expertise and guidance necessary to achieve their unique goals and objectives.
“Our clients are in the midst of economic and regulatory climate change, which further stresses the need to develop and implement efficiency-focused programs to achieve their integrity goals,” says LaMont. “Integrity Plus consultants and engineers leverage the latest pipeline safety strategies and technologies to partner with operators, provide focused analysis and recommendations, and supplement operator teams to ensure sustainable asset integrity programs.”
Integrity Plus offers pipeline operators a unique blend of DOT compliance expertise and unmatched data management experience to support integrity management objectives. Key offerings include:
- Data Integration
- Consequence Analysis
- Risk Analysis
- Regulatory Compliance
- IMP Development & Implementation
To learn more about Integrity Plus, visit the website at www.ncintegrityplus.com.
New Century to Speak, Exhibit and Sponsor at Esri UC
New Century will be attending the Esri User Conference in San Diego, CA July 20-24, 2015. The New Century team is exhibiting for the first time; we will be in booth 2101, offering product demos and giveaways.
Our very own Chris Nichols, GIS Analyst, will be presenting on Employing Network Analyst to Optimize Field Operator Routes on Wednesday, July 22 at 1:30-2:45pm in Room 23 C. Don’t miss out on this discussion of utilizing Esri tools for managing large field operations!
New Century is also sponsoring the PUG Social on Tuesday July 21 at 6pm in the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, Coronado Terrace, Level 4, South Tower.