2010 Presentation

Rapid Growth and Damage Prevention: Our Journey Into One Call Automation Using GIS

Chesapeake Energy Midstream has experienced exponential growth in their gathering footprint in both highly urbanized and rural locations. In the seven years since the program’s conception, the company has encountered a number of challenges regarding GIS data management on their 10,000 mile pipeline system. Among these is the need for reliable damage prevention processes. GIS has played a major part in improving both the efficiency and effectiveness of the One Call process. Chesapeake has implemented automated data submissions to 16 different state One Call centers using GIS models. Steps are now being taken to deploy mobile and office based solutions for ticket management as well as GIS viewing of ticket information for both field locate crews and corporate based employees.

This presentation will focus on Chesapeake’s current data submission processes, and future plans for further automation and GIS integration.

Speaker Biography - Eric Williams

Eric is the GIS Coordinator for Chesapeake Midstream’s corporate office in Oklahoma City, OK. He began his career in GIS at Chesapeake in April 2006 as a GIS Analyst. He has spent the past four years helping to build the Midstream GIS while supporting various departments within the company. Eric is currently working on projects involving damage prevention, right of way data integration with GIS, and enterprise data quality assurance. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Cartography from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma in May 2007 and his GISP certification in February 2010.

Speaker Biography - Jane Lam

Jane Lam started working with Chesapeake Energy in 2006 as part of their IT department in Oklahoma City. She began working with GIS one year later and joined the GIS IT Support Team. As a Business Analyst, Jane supports any GIS related issues that involve data or application errors. She develops integrations with other business systems and GIS which includes wells, pipelines, pad sites, and other resources.

Jane graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Management Information Systems.

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Eric Williams
Coordinator – GIS
Chesapeake Midstream Development

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Jane Lam
Business Analyst
Chesapeake Midstream Development

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