iPIPE Receives 2019 IOGCC Chairman’s Stewardship Award

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iPIPE Receives 2019 IOGCC Chairman’s Stewardship Award

Toledo, OH – February 10, 2020 – Satelytics Inc., celebrates the Intelligent Pipeline Integrity Program (iPIPE) receiving the Chairman’s Stewardship Award for Environmental Partnership at the 2019 Annual Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) Conference. Satelytics is a funded technology partner of iPIPE, an industry-led consortium whose focus is to contribute to the advancement of near-commercial, emerging technologies to prevent and detect gathering pipeline leaks. The program is a direct response to North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum’s 2017 challenge to industry to apply emerging technology to address the challenge of eliminating pipeline leaks.

Burgum, the 2019 IOGCC Chairman, presented the stewardship award to iPIPE at this year’s conference. “By harnessing the power of technology and public–private partnerships, iPIPE is making great strides toward solutions to the problem of pipeline leaks or spills within the gathering system in our state,” said Governor Burgum, who also chairs the North Dakota Industrial Commission. “We appreciate IOGCC members for recognizing the efforts made by industry and the Industrial Commission to address this important issue through innovation, and congratulations to all of the program partners.”

“It’s an honor that the efforts of iPIPE received this recognition for innovation, dedication and passion for the environment,” said Brent Lohnes, general manager in North Dakota for Hess Corporation and iPIPE consortium partner. “With our core industry partners, iPIPE has embraced the best of new technologies and is improving the safety of pipeline operations.”

Satelytics Inc., www.satelytics.com is a cloud-based geospatial analytics software suite. Multi or hyper-spectral imagery is gathered from satellites, UAV, planes, and fixed cameras, and processed to provide alerts for our customers. Data can be gathered on up to a daily basis and results sent to customers in hours. This includes the specific problem, location, magnitude, and even qualitative information, which minimize cost, impact, and operational disruption for our clients.

As a consortium program, iPIPE, www.ipipepartnership.com is currently directed by 11 members and one cost-share partner, including DCP Midstream, Enbridge, Energy Transfer Partners, Equinor, Goodnight Midstream, Hess Corp., Marathon Pipeline, Oasis Midstream Partners, ONEOK, TC Energy, Whiting Petroleum, and the North Dakota Industrial Commission (cost-share partner).

iPIPE chose Satelytics for co-development efforts in the area of hydrocarbon and produced water leak detection, methane quantification, as well as encroachment and vegetation change alerts.

For more information, contact David Dunham, ddunham@satelytics.com, (o) (419) 728 0060 extension #101,  (c) (701) 213 0294.

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