Oil industry

RIS Oil Information System

The Oil Information System (RIS) is developed as an environmental and technical information system using the technology of the geographical information system GIS MAPINFO( The system works as a client/server interface. However, there is also a RIS web application designed for a wider range of users. The system is designed to support operational activities related to oil pipeline work, emergency planning support, technological work in pumping stations and all work ensuring the integrity and safety of the pipeline system.

RIS models the pipeline system with the surrounding territory at a width of 2 km along the entire pipeline route from the border with Ukraine to the border with the Czech Republic. The model provides the ability to access selected objects, supplement, modify or otherwise edit geographic data.

The RIS database is divided into two basic groups. It consists of:
  • data on the oil pipeline system
  • and territory data.

Internal data sources TRANSPETROL, a. s. which are obtained by supply under contracts with external suppliers, are used to create a data base on the oil pipeline system. The internal resources of TRANSPETROL, a.s. consist of:
  • digital technical map TRANSPETROL, a.s. DTM TP,
  • technological diagrams of pipeline and pumping station sections, technological schemes of pipeline objects and existing pumping station generely,
  • technical documentation of the DART electronic archive. Information from the electronic archive that is directly related to RIS objects has a link between RIS and DART. The system was built in 2005.
  • the data from the internal inspection of the pipeline are from two time levels obtained by hedgehoigs in 2000-2002 and and in 2005. The system provides the possibility of observing the development of
  • data from the intensive cathode-protection measurement (KAO) at selected sections where new measurements have been made. Building this RIS database depends on the measurements made along the route. Currently, data from measurements on sections are introduced into the RIS database: UA-PS1-PS2, PS2-PS3, PS4-PS5 and PS5-Slovnaft boundary.
  • Video footage of a scheduled aerial inspection of the pipeline. The video footage is linked to the GPS coordinates of the flight path and integrated into RIS. The user is given the possibility to control the territory directly through the screen and compare the status of the territory by presenting geographical data about the territory.

The territory data base consists of:
  • aerial orthophoto maps of the territory, drawn up with a scale accuracy of 1:5000, 1pix.=50cm,
  • cadastral data on ownership of parcels located in or partially encroaching on the protection zone of the pipeline.
  • an environmental-geological database, selected geological objects, relevant for the assessment of risks and hazards of breaching the integrity of the pipeline. The RIS database objects consist of engineering- geological and hydrogeological conditions, groundwater level, vulnerability of groundwater, occurrence of water resources in the protection zone of the pipeline, morphometric characteristics of the relief of the territory, land use and demarcation of sites with geodynamic hazards, including: slope deformation, occurrence of neoectonic fractures, erosion, susceptibility to volume changes, occurrence of maximum intensity of potential earthquakes,
  • geographical database SVM50. It is a continuous vector map of scale 1:50000.,The database shows the territory of Slovakia on a scale of 1:50000. Objects are categorized into layers: administrative boundaries (land registry, village, district, county, state), settlements – built-up areas of municipalities and towns, stands of waterways, roads, railways, elevation.

The pipeline information system as a whole is a support tool for the operation of the pipeline, the benefits of which are mainly reflected in:

  • saving operating costs and reducing the cost of supply services,
  • rapid and accurate location of the repair site, accident, etc.,
  • the immediate provision of map and tabular outputs to technical reports and documents,
  • supporting decision-making in the work processes of pipeline operation, management and external proceedings,
  • the prevention of emergencies and thus the minimisation of the costs incurred in repairing the damage,
  • reduction of damages on owners' land,
  • providing data to land authorities and administrations, thereby reducing the risk of a third-party accident.

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