News & Events

New Century Software's Justin Calvert to Speak at Esri UC

New Century's Justin Calvert, Technical Product Manager, will be speaking at the Esri User Conference in San Diego, CA on July 12, 2017.

Justin will be presenting on The Platform for Pipeline: Enabling Data Consumers with Spatial Capabilities. He will discuss how a system of engagement via Esri's Portal can be implemented to enable non-GIS users to perform mission critical tasks. Don’t miss the presentation on Wednesday July 12th at 1:30-2:45pm in SDCC Room 30 A.

New Century is also sponsoring the PUG Social on Tuesday July 11 at 6pm in the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, Coronado Terrace.

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New Century Software Releases Express Loader 8.0

New Century Software, Inc., a leading provider of GIS-based pipeline software and services, announced that it has released an updated version of its pipeline data management application, Express Loader.

Express Loader is a powerful tool for securely loading large amounts of data into a PODS database. Whether you’re involved with new construction, loading new acquisition or survey data, or performing annual maintenance, Express Loader will save you time and resources by simplifying the data loading process. Express Loader 8.0 provides improved options for loading different types of data, including domains and offline events. As well as, enhanced error and warning messages for validating centerlines and loading data to projects and assessments.

“We understand that pipeline operators cannot afford to spend any more time updating their data than they have to,” said Rachael Webster, Product Manager for New Century Software data management applications. “We have implemented several time-saving features in Express Loader 8.0, including the ability to bulk update records that exist in PODS.”

Additional features in Express Loader 8.0 include:

  • Ability to Create a Staging Project
  • Ability to load to Integrity on SQL Server
  • Option to load records to Staging with a status of SUBMITTED

For more information about Express Loader 8.0, join New Century Software on Thursday, July 13 at 1p.m. MST / 2p.m. CST for a free webinar.

New Century to Sponsor and Present at Esri PUG!

New Century Software will be teaming up with operators, including Chevron Pipe Line Company, Questar LLC and Valero Energy Partners, to present on four topics this year at the annual Esri Petroleum GIS Conference in Houston, TX April 12-13, 2017. Members of the New Century Team will also be in attendance offering on-site demos and discussing our industry leading products and services at booth #806.

New Century President, Ron Brush, is co-presenting with Ted Peay of Questar LLC on How to Have a Successful GIS Implementation on Thursday April 13th from 8-9am in room 310. They will walk through a case study of the process of implementing a new pipeline GIS system, and discuss strategies for migrating from one GIS system to another.

Also presenting on Thursday April 13th from 8-9am in room 310 will be Barry Hanke and Fernando De La Ossa of Chevron Pipe Line Company and Scott Crouch of CartoPac along with New Century Director of Marketing, Stacey McBride. In Compliance-Driven Maintenance and Inspection Data Collection, they will describe the process Chevron went through to implement an auditable full life-cycle field-to-GIS workflow to capture, review, approve and load data into its enterprise GIS.

New Century Product Owner, Lynette Lyddane, is pairing up with Doug Brunt of Questar LLC to present Getting Rid of the Spreadsheets: Managing ILI Inspections from Tool Run to Closure Reports on Thursday April 13th from 9:30-10:30am in ballroom C. In this presentation they will discuss how to move from a spreadsheet to a workflow to help manage ILI data management, as well as best practices for assessment planning.

New Century Technical Product Manager, Justin Calvert, will wrap up the day with Patrick Turner of Valero Energy Partners on How Portal Empowered Our Organization to do More with Less on Thursday April 13th from 3-4pm in room 310. They will present on how implementing an Esri Portal and New Century Software solution has enabled non-GIS users to perform mission critical tasks across organizational departments.

New Century will also be hosting a bowling night social at Lucky Strike on April 12 at 6:30pm. To join us for bowling, click here.

New Century Software's Jacob Nosal to Present at Esri Developer Summit

New Century’s Jacob Nosal, Software Engineer, will be speaking at the Esri Developer Summit in Palm Springs, CA March 8, 2017.

Jacob will be presenting on Bridging the Gap: A Holistic Approach to Automation and Web DevOps. He will be discussing how to leverage automation tools to produce consistent environments across development, testing and production with tools such as Chef, Vagrant, and Visual Studio Team Services with the goal of creating a holistic approach to developer operations. Don’t miss the presentation on Wednesday March 8 at 4:30-5pm in the Mesquite B room.

New Century Software Releases InTrack 4.0.0

New Century Software, Inc., the leading provider of pipeline integrity management software and services is pleased to announce the release of InTrack, an integrity, ILI and assessment management solution that integrates with your pipeline GIS.

InTrack is a planning and analysis application that integrates inspection data with your pipeline GIS and asset information. InTrack allows integrity and GIS teams to identify actionable anomalies that require remediation as well as plan for and schedule upcoming assessments.

Built to efficiently manage the large datasets associated with ILI, CIS, and physical inspections, InTrack is the only application in the industry that manages and synchronizes GIS and inspection data allowing for real-time, accurate decision making.

“Pipeline transmission operators have repeatedly asked for an application that allows integrity and GIS departments to better share and utilize assessment and inspection information,” says Phil Tisovec, Technical Sales Manager at New Century Software. “With InTrack, Integrity Engineers can plan, manage and schedule assessments, while simultaneously synchronizing data with the pipeline GIS team.”

In addition to InTrack and its complimentary alignment application, Alignment Manager, New Century offers a number of alignment and assessment data services through Integrity Plus. To learn more about our assessment data services or to view an InTrack demonstration, please contact us at info@newcenturysoftware.com.

New Century Releases Web-GIS Solution Aimed at Pipeline Operator Needs

February 10, 2017. Fort Collins, Colo. New Century Software, the leading provider of pipeline GIS software and services for oil and gas operators, is pleased to release its suite of web-GIS products designed exclusively for Esri’s ArcGIS for Portal and ArcGIS Online. New Century’s Pipeline Portal leverages out-of-the-box Esri and pipeline GIS data management best practices to provide applications that address common operator needs. Our Pipeline Portal, coupled with an expert GIS services and implementation team, provides secure access to pipeline data via browsers and mobile devices offering visualization to a variety of users anytime, anywhere.

“Building on twenty years of pipeline GIS and data management experience, New Century is embracing web-GIS to share critical pipeline information with decision makers across the organization,” says, Justin Calvert, Technical Product Manager for New Century Software. “Our GIS services team can implement Esri’s ArcGIS for Pipelines products as well as provide expert pipeline data management best practices, workflows and guidance.”

The Pipeline Portal includes a six-step implementation plan along with a handful of pipeline-specific web applications including an alignment sheet viewer, line hierarchy search, and redline lifecycle tool. To learn more visit our website, download our Jumpstart to the Pipeline Portal Guide, or contact Stacey McBride.

New Century to Host ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing Training

Esri’s ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing (APR) solution was released on Thursday, January 12. New Century has partnered with Esri to host a crash-course training workshop in Houston, TX, January 31st to February 1st, 2017.

New Century’s Technical Product Manager, Justin Calvert, and Training Specialist, Andy Sauer, will be joined by Esri to present attendees with a 1.5 day course that will familiarize them with the new tool, and understand how it can support their pipeline data management needs.

Introductory pricing is available at $450 per seat. Sign up today to secure your spot! Check out a few of the agenda items below!

  • Updating & adding Events in Event Editor
  • Route editing in ArcGIS Pro
  • Creating a new Network
  • Overlaying Route Events

To find out more about the APR Training Workshop, and to register click here.

New Century Software Releases Alignment Manager 4.0

Alignment Manager allows Pipeline Integrity Engineers to align inline inspection (ILI) and close interval survey (CIS) data with the PODS database.

New Century Software has released the latest version of its pipeline integrity inspection application that aligns new inspection data and historical inspection run data to the PODS database through a streamlined workflow and intuitive interface that GIS Engineers can quickly work through a semi-automatic alignment process, improving productivity and saving time.

Alignment Manager 4.0 now includes the option of downloading a 64-bit build to support larger data sets of 100,000 or more. General enhancements were also made to the application to support the workflow and improve overall performance, including the ability to perform weld-to-weld alignments without having to match weld numbers.

“In this release of Alignment Manager we strived to improve the usability and accuracy of alignments through the enhanced tools and settings,” said New Century Software Product Manager, Lynette Lyddane. “We also focused on the flexibility of the workflow process, being able to return to previous steps to add missed information.”

Additional features in Alignment Manager 4.0 include:

  • Support for PODS 6.0
  • Ability to view Control Point Gap Reports
  • Ability to make edits at any point during the alignment process

Save the Date for our 2017 Hosted Events

Integrity Management and Compliance SymposiumIn 2017 Integrity Plus will be holding two hosted events. First up will be a first ever Integrity Plus Workshop in Calgary, AB on March 22nd. We are excited to be bringing a workshop to the Canadian area to discuss both U.S. and Canadian regulations and hear from area operators.

The workshop will be followed up by the Integrity Management and Compliance Symposium in Galveston, TX May 2nd-3rd. There was such a great response to the inaugural Symposium that we can’t wait to get back down there next year!

We are looking for speakers for both events so don’t hesitate to contact Stacey McBride to discuss potential topics!

New Century Software Named to CIOReview's 20 Most Promising Energy Technology Solution Providers 2016

FREMONT, CA—October 19, 2016— New Century Software announced today that it has been selected as one of the 20 Most Promising Energy Technology Solution Providers 2016 by CIOReview.

“We are proud to announce New Century Software as one among the 20 Most Promising Energy Technology Solution Providers 2016,” said Jeevan George, Managing Editor of CIOReview. “New Century Software’s flexible solutions empower organizations to manage pipeline integrity data and navigate regulatory compliance ensuring safety and reliability.”

New Century Software mainly focuses on providing experts and technology to enable safe and reliable energy transportation. It is uniquely qualified to provide pipeline integrity management solutions. New Century Software empowers natural gas transmission operators meet their regulatory and financial goals. Supporting the Transmission Integrity Management Program (TIMP), we offer pipeline GIS-enabled asset and integrity management software as well as integrity management and compliance professional services.

To view the full article, click here.

Mike Ortiz to Join New Century Software as Vice President of Strategic Development

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (September 19, 2016) - New Century Software, Inc., a leading provider of integrity management pipeline software and services, announced today that Mike Ortiz will join its executive management team as the Vice President of Strategic Development.

Mike offers over 20 years of experience in managing risk, integrity and data management programs for the energy transportation industry. He began his career as a field and project engineer working in various roles at EPC firms. Mike’s experience includes managing various projects in oil & gas exploration and production, gathering and transmission pipelines, petroleum refineries, and marine & marketing terminals across the United States. Mike is an active member of the PODS Association and the Pipeline Week Advisory Board.

“Mike is a highly respected leader in the pipeline GIS and integrity management sectors, and we are thrilled to have him join our team,“ said Ron Brush, President of New Century Software. “Mike’s engagement with partners, such as Esri and the PODS Association, his collaborative management style, and his history with operators across our client base give him unique insights and visibility into the future of our important market segment. As Vice President of Strategic Development, Mike will lead New Century Software’s team to meet emerging client needs, navigate regulatory changes, and lead future growth.”

Prior to joining New Century Software, Mike was the Manager of Data Integration at Plains All American Pipeline where he led the GIS and Data Integration groups to manage pipeline asset and performance data. He focused on implementing standards and data management best practices for supporting pipeline construction projects, project management, and KPI’s using GIS technology. Mike’s experience also includes five years at Kinder Morgan Energy Partners were he was the Manager of Risk Engineering for the Product Pipelines Group.

“I am delighted to join the New Century Software team to help shape its growth and development,” said Mike Ortiz, incoming Vice President of Strategic Development. “As integrity management best practices continue to evolve, public and regulatory scrutiny increases, and technology rapidly advances, it is critical that operators and partners come together to identify solutions that increase pipeline safety and efficiencies. I am confident that the New Century Software team offers the partnership operators need to achieve their safety, compliance and integrity goals.”

Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from California State University Long Beach. He will be based in Fort Collins, Colorado at the New Century Software headquarters. To contact Mike or to learn more about New Century Software, please contact info@newcenturysoftware.com.

Integrity Plus to Present with Questar Pipeline at Pipeline Week

Integrity Plus’s Rupesh Muthyala will be partnering with Casey Heinrich of Questar Pipeline to present at Pipeline Week in Houston, TX September 20-22, 2016. Rupesh and Casey’s presentation, Risk assessment of the corrosive effect of Alternating Current on a Pipeline, will take place on Tuesday, September 20th at 3pm in Waterway Ballroom 4.

The presentation will cover standard practices around Alternating Current Corrosion Identification and Mitigation for pipeline assets. Casey and Rupesh will discuss how a high incident rate concerning Alternating Current corrosion on pipeline assets led to the creation of a standard identification and mitigation practice, that stresses the imperativeness of defining voltage criteria. They will touch on how the implementation of software and an Alternating Current risk algorithm are used to quickly and easily identify high risk segments. 

Other members of the Integrity Plus and New Century teams will be in attendance moderating sessions and panels, and discussing our industry leading products and services at booth #603 on the exhibition floor. New Century will also be hosting a Pipeline Week social on the patio at the Americas-The Woodlands on Tuesday, September 20 from 6-8pm. To join us for networking and cocktails, RSVP here and click here to download a free expo hall pass. 

David Mangold and Ryan Huntley to Speak at International Pipeline Conference & Exposition

Integrity Plus’s David Mangold and Ryan Huntley join the lineup of speakers at the 2016 International Pipeline Conference & Exposition in Calgary, AB, September 26th-30th, 2016.

David and Ryan will be presenting, Utilizing Modern Data and Technologies for Pipeline Risk Assessment, to inform attendees about a modern approach to estimating the consequences of pipeline failures which directly supports the risk management of gas and hazardous liquid pipeline systems.

David and Ryan will discuss advanced methodologies which provide a framework for the evaluation of consequence scenarios. They will explore how advancements in spatial processing, computational technologies, and data collection across industries have provided useful supporting resources. They will also give examples of the approach through the integration and application of methodologies and resources.

In addition to David and Ryan’s presentation, Integrity Plus will be exhibiting at the conference in booth #706. Our risk and integrity management experts will be standing by ready to discuss risk analysis challenges and solutions, HCA, spill analysis, and ILI data services, and regulatory requirements.

To attend the International Pipeline Conference & Exposition, register here and enter the code IPE2A for a complimentary expo hall pass.

New Century to Present with Chevron Pipeline and CartoPac at Pipeline Week

New Century Software will be partnering with Paul Herrman of Chevron Pipeline and Jake Opdahl of CartoPac to present at Pipeline Week in Houston, TX September 20-22, 2016. The group presentation, Chevron FDC: Compliance Driven Pipeline Maintenance and Inspection Data Collection, will take place on Tuesday, September 20th at 2p.m. in the Waterway Ballroom.

The presentation will cover the processes and integration used between each company to create an auditable, full-lifecylce solution to capture field data that is reviewed and approved before being loaded into PODS. Through customization and integration of multiple technologies, a field-to-PODS workflow was created that utilizes a staging environment to validate data before loading, supports meeting PHMSA requirements, and ensures data is trusted, verifiable, and complete.

Other members of the New Century team will be in attendance moderating sessions and panels, and discussing our industry leading products and services at booth #603 on the exhibition floor. New Century will also be hosting a Pipeline Week social on the patio at the Americas-The Woodlands on Tuesday, September 20 from 6-8pm. To join us for networking and cocktails, RSVP here and click here to download a free expo hall pass. 

New Century to Host Oklahoma City Client Conference Backyard Series

New Century has changed up how our annual Client Conference is held this year by splitting the conference into three backyard series events. In May we successfully held the first series in Denver, and recently completed our second series in Houston.

The third and final stop for the year of our conference series will take place in Oklahoma City, OK on October 11, 2016. This one-day event will be held in downtown Oklahoma City at the Enable Midstream headquarters. The day will feature software solution roadmaps, demonstrations of our newest software releases, and a look at Esri integration through APR and ArcGIS Online.

Click here to view more information on the Oklahoma City Backyard Series.

New Century Software Releases Gas HCA Analyst 5.0

Gas HCA Analyst provides operators and engineering firms with new tools to deliver a more accurate and defined approach to identify HCA’s.

New Century Software has released the latest version of its highly configurable application designed to identify Class Location and High Consequence Areas on gas pipelines and determine regulated onshore gathering lines, Gas HCA Analyst 5.0.

Gas HCA Analyst 5.0 strives to allow users to graphically view structure counts and draw a structure impact range through the use of new tools, in order to provide users with detailed information for analysis. This release also offers improved stability and support through data model certifications, analysis configuration, and filter settings.

“In this release of Gas HCA Analyst we strived to improve the rigor of analysis and meet changing regulations through the new and enhanced tools,” said New Century Software Product Manager, Lynette Lyddane. “We also focused on better integrating with Esri to make results more readable by symbolizing feature class layers, and adding tools to show the sliding mile, class location, and clickable structure information.”

Additional features in Gas HCA Analyst 5.0 include:

  • Support for Moderate Consequence Areas
  • Support for Method 1
  • Ability to load to File Geodatabases
  • Filter feature classes in an analysis

New Century to Host Second Stop on Client Conference Backyard Series: Houston, TX!

New Century is gearing up to host the next stop on its Client Conference Backyard Series in Houston, TX on August 3, 2016! We kicked off our 2016 series in Denver, CO in May, enjoying conversations with operators and partners around upcoming technology, regulatory changes, and improvements to our applications.

In Houston, we’ll be showcasing a similar agenda, however we’ve added a special guest speaker, Jeff Allen of Esri. This one-day event will be held at our Houston Office and feature software solution roadmaps, demonstrations of our newest software releases, and a look at Esri integration through APR and the location platform. We’ll end the day with a social event a Top Golf for networking and fun.

Registration for this event is FREE, however, spots are limited. Click here to view more information on the Houston Backyard Series and to register today!