CALGARY, AB, September 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – GDM Pipelines (“GDM”), the leader in midstream information management solutions, and Explore Inc. (“Explore”), premier pipeline risk management and integrity specialists, announced today that they have released Converge Risk Manager, an on-demand risk assessment solution that provides an “out of the box” risk score for every pipeline in Western Canada. This is the latest extension to the full breadth of integrity services offered through gX Insight, a joint initiative launched by GDM and Explore last fall.
“Pipeline risk solutions on the market today are inherently risky,” said Brian Hall, President of GDM Pipelines. “They are expensive, complicated and time-consuming to set up, and are often built on incomplete or inaccurate data. We saw an opportunity to use GDM’s industry-leading data and Explore’s integrity expertise to remove these barriers. Now, operators can see their overall pipeline risk without the traditional upfront investment.”
Hall continued, “What we have created is more than just another pipeline risk management tool. For the first time, industry has access to a persistent database of risk information, available on demand. It’s simple and easy to use, yet still delivers the complex information organizations need to effectively manage their pipeline risk. And, this is just the beginning. We are excited about our plans to continue enhancing this solution over the coming months.”
Converge Risk Manager is being unveiled for the first time today at the International Pipeline Expo in Calgary. Visit Booth 706 to see this new solution in action or find more information here.
About gX Insight
Launched jointly by GDM Pipelines and Explore Inc., gX Insight is the industry’s first and only complete, end-to-end integrity solution. It brings together Explore’s expertise in planning and executing integrity management programs with GDM’s experience in information management to deliver a fully integrated solution that ensures integrity programs are managed effectively, and that the information is retained and stored so it is easily accessible and remains persistent. For more information, please visit www.gx-insight.com.
About GDM Pipelines
GDM Pipelines is the industry leader in providing comprehensive pipeline, facility, midstream and transportation information to the North American Oil and Gas Industry. Based in Calgary
Alberta and in operation since 1997, GDM offers a broad range of information and services and is the only source for accurate and complete Canadian infrastructure information. For more information, please visit www.gdmpipelines.com
About Explore Inc.
Incorporated in April of 2008, Explore is a professional Asset integrity and Land Surveying firm that provides services related to all aspects of the Oil & Gas industry. Our integrity division builds on the success of our well established, full scale land surveying division. This segment of our company is an industry leader in delivering full scale surveying services including superior depth of cover pipeline inspections to the oil and gas industry. For more information, please visit www.exploreinc.ca.