New iPad App Makes DEP Oil and Gas Site Inspections More Efficient - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 03-03-2017, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
Administrator
 
casey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: milford pa-pike county
Posts: 13,490
Back To Top
New iPad App Makes DEP Oil and Gas Site Inspections More Efficient

GO-TIME: New iPad App Makes DEP Oil and Gas Site Inspections More Efficient



The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today another GO-TIME success with the launch of an iPad app for electronic field inspections at oil and gas production sites.

The app, developed in partnership with the Department of Transportation, enables DEP staff to conduct electronic inspections of all surface activities at oil and gas sites, including erosion and sedimentation, waterways encroachment, waste management, and spill cleanup. Until now, inspections have been performed with clipboards and paper forms.

“DEP staff bring great knowledge and dedication to serving the citizens and protecting the environment of Pennsylvania,” said DEP Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “Much-needed technology upgrades, such as electronic inspections, will ensure we have systems in place to match our ambitions as we work to respond agilely to business needs and deliver the highest level of service and transparency to citizens, community organizations, and local governments.”

The app will make the inspection process more accurate and efficient, thanks to improved data quality, easier photo documentation, elimination of duplicate entry, electronic supervisor approval and other features. The number of oil and gas field inspections that DEP staff can perform yearly will also increase.

Electronic inspections also mean citizens can see surface inspection results sooner, since results enter the DEP database and are posted on the O&G Oil and Gas mapping web site within days, rather than weeks.

All 46 oil and gas surface activities inspection staff will be using the app by the end of February.

DEP is also developing a similar app for its 32 oil and gas sub-surface activities inspectors.

The app will be configured for other DEP programs, with the goal of equipping 350 inspectors by 2020, allowing the department to realize an estimated $3.6 million in productivity savings once implemented.

Electronic inspection supports the Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME), which works with state entities to modernize government operations in order to reduce costs and improve services. State agencies already saved over $156 million and Governor Wolf challenged GO-TIME to build upon this success by achieving $500 million in savings by 2020.

To learn more about GO-TIME, visit https://www.governor.pa.gov/go-time/.
casey is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome