Choosing the best route for Pipeline Construction
Track: Pipeline and Gas Utilities
Authors: Tammy Hall
Williams had a need to develop a smart routing tool that would empirically select our E&C and Business Development pipeline routes as well as provide a sound cost estimate for construction based on geographic features and standardized cost structures. Choosing the best route required the resolution of complex interactions of engineering, environmental & social concerns. Displaying the results on a map provided a method for rapid decision making.