SOURCE: GeoFields


February 10, 2009 14:45 ET

GeoFields Demonstrates Survey Data Integration and Risk Modeling Software at Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Management Conference

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - February 10, 2009) - GeoFields, Inc., a global leader in data management solutions for the pipeline industry, today announced demonstrations of survey data integration and risk modeling software at the Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Management Conference. GeoFields will showcase upcoming releases of DataFrame™ Loader and RiskFrame® Modeler in the GeoFields booth #307, February 10-12, 2009, at the Marriott Westchase Hotel in Houston, Texas.

"The pipeline integrity focused audience gives us a unique opportunity to show our latest developments, bringing operators the most advanced applications to meet their integrity management needs," said Keith Chambless, executive vice president at GeoFields. "Customer feedback and industry direction were direct drivers of the newest features in DataFrame Loader and RiskFrame Modeler, and we are glad to have attendees witness firsthand the robust features and unique capabilities they offer."

The DataFrame Loader demonstration will highlight the new tools and functionality used to load facility, inline inspection, direct assessment, and close interval survey data. Attendees will be able to view the new workflow, which will incorporate data transformations, eliminating the need to format and cleanse data before it is loaded. Powerful micro alignment and macro alignment capabilities of the updated feature matching interface will also be shown. Micro alignment allows users to align new surveys to historical runs at a very precise weld-to-weld level. The new data mapping interface provides more robust data translation and conversion options in an easy-to-use interface.

In the RiskFrame Modeler demonstration, cutting-edge risk modeling will be displayed with unparalleled flexibility in building complex spatial risk models. Attendees will be shown step-by-step construction of formula-based qualitative and semi-quantitative risk models. The updated application features the ability to see risk rankings visually in the map interface, allowing operators to prioritize and focus on areas having the highest risk. An important aspect of risk modeling is the ability to identify the potential impact of mitigation activities on the risk score. A new function in RiskFrame Modeler allows users to create a dynamic excel spreadsheets based on the unique attributes for a specific segment. This allows user to edit any factor or formula of the risk model and see how it impacts the final risk score.

About GeoFields

GeoFields provides proven data management solutions designed to meet the unique data integration, analysis and regulatory requirements of the oil and gas pipeline industry. Services include asset data management, risk assessment and integrity management, pipeline database development, field operations and reporting support, data and application hosting, project data management and consulting. GeoFields supports industry standard pipeline data models such as PODS and APDM. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, with a regional office in Houston. For more information, go to or call at 404.253.1000.

GeoFields, RiskFrame and DataFrame are trademarks or registered trademarks of GeoFields, Inc.

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