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Statoil using GIS technology to manage offshore network. K.O. Pedersen, J. Stavland and A. Wood. Pipeline Gas Ind., November 1995, 78(11), 61--63.

Use of graphic information system (GIS) technology is described for pipeline management by a major operator in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The approach involves using remotely controlled vehicles, side-scanning sonars, and video recorders to inspect and monitor subsea pipelines. Data management using a system called SITRAS 2 is described. The ultimate goal is to collect all survey information in an electronic format and use it to construct GIS maps of all the pipeline systems. Benefits attained are better data handling and an improved ability to analyse and plan programmes to enhance decision-making processes.

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