Due to the negative perception of Oil and gas companies in recent years, there has been a need for the government to show that pipelines are as safe and reliable as they have always been. In an effort to do this, the government is enacting new regulations that are designed to show that oil and gas companies are being proactive (Instead of reactive) when it comes to hazard and risk mitigation and public safety.

To this end, energy companies are going to be required to keep better track of the activities, land use, and land cover that occur adjacent to their pipelines. As well as show how these activities change over time. Then, armed with this information, oil and gas companies can show how they mitigate these risks and hazards associated; ensuring that when the public is near their pipelines they feel safe and secure.

The Vision Behind LandTracks

We envision a world:

  • where a pipeline lives in harmony with the people around it
  • where, in real time, you know who is near your pipeline and what they are doing
  • where you can easily remedy the risks associated with changes occurring near your pipeline
  • where people and the pipeline company work together to solve problems

We believe:

  • that, utilizing leading edge technologies, complex problems can be solved
  • that our people and our strategic partnerships are our greatest assets
  • safety is an ongoing activity

LandTracks for Regulatory Compliance

Pipeline safety management systems require that operating companies have a process of continual improvement that includes reporting, collecting, evaluating, and trending of data related to incidents and near misses, learning from events, and performance monitoring. Companies that operate pipeline systems may also operate petrochemical, treating or refining facilities under a single safety management system or strategy and with consistent definitions of incidents or safety events across all assets.

In addition, companies are required to establish a set of common safety metrics for pipeline systems along with an approach that can be used across the pipeline industry and regulatory jurisdictions for categorizing unintentional pipeline releases and developing leading indicators.