Architectural Approach to Pipeline Integrity Management System

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Ninad Dhanorkar, Principal Solution Architect - Oil & Gas, Tech Mahindra

Architectural Approach to Pipeline Integrity Management System

Ninad Dhanorkar, Principal Solution Architect - Oil & Gas, Tech Mahindra

Pipelines play a crucial role in the Oil & Gas value chain & are one of the most preferred modes of transportation. However breach of Pipeline integrity causes tremendous impact from environment, health and safety perspectives, apart from the loss to product, facilities and the brand. And therefore Pipeline Integrity Mgmt system (PIMS) is a fundamental to any Pipeline operating company. PIMS is a complex system comprising Point solutions, Legacy software and Enterprise applications. Every Pipeline company has PIMS in some state and with some level of maturity; evolved over a period of time, more out of imperative than as a strategy.   Typically the baseline PIMS for an Oil & Gas pipeline company could be a landscape of disparate applications catering to a horde of specific business functions, each having a data base with a unique data definition and deployed on dated technologies. Such PIMS are not agile enough to meet the market, operational & regulatory requirements effectively. TOGAF can enable Oil & Gas companies to architect a truly standardized & integrated Enterprise wide PIMS system that is responsive to the evolving business needs.

Key takeaways:

1. Practical use of TOGAF to business pain area.
2. Applicable to Oil, Gas, Water, Utilities Industries


Ninad Dhanorkar is currently associated with Tech Mahindra, Hyderabad as Principal Solution Architect – Oil & Gas As a part of competency and solutions group for energy and utilities, responsible for providing integrated solutions and service offerings to the global oil & gas majors. He is BE (Mechanical), MBA (Information Technology), TOGAF 9.1 Certified Enterprise architect. Ninad has 17 years of Oil Industry experience; having worked across the value chain he has first -hand experience of the business processes, functions and services. Over this he has about 7 years of Oil & Gas IT application experience, being part of Solution and Competency group. His knowledge about Data standards includes Oil industry data standard PODS, PPDM, Energistic and PIDX.

 

 

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