Data Management and Operation Optimization

An exploration and production client was developing the infrastructure necessary to facilitate natural gas extraction from unconventional shale formations, including design and construction of thousands of miles of waterlines and hundreds of water impoundments and well pads. The client needed detailed, expert information management to keep its dynamic operations on schedule, confirm pre-operation requirements were met, and ensure the utmost safety for everyone involved.

RETTEW worked closely with the client to access necessary data and integrate it into a more usable, up-to-date GIS. By anticipating the client’s needs, we proactively sourced and synthesized multiple data sets from several sources, both public and private, into a simple yet comprehensive system. This integrated approach enabled routing, design, permitting, and construction coordination of new infrastructure based on water, pipe, gas line, roadway, and environmental impacts. We used the data to clarify operations schedules, ensuring the right timing for source availability. The sophisticated system also provided extensive data used in support of the Pennsylvania One Call System to identify utilities in a specific geography.

RETTEW’s data collection and organization provided the foundation for our client’s internal tracking processes. The system enabled program management of comprehensive water needs for natural gas operations to get the client’s product to market.


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