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Great Lakes Wellhead – Navigating complex environmental compliance challenges

Great Lakes Wellhead, Inc. (GLW) is a contractor serving the oil and gas industry with exploration and production (E&P), wellhead maintenance, gas storage, and wellhead disposal services. Around half of its business focuses on the gas and storage sector, while the other half caters to E&P projects. To aid in its highly regulated and potentially dangerous work in environmental compliance, Great Lakes Wellhead adopted Fulcrum data collection software in 2020.

The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration enacted new safety standards for underground natural gas storage facilities, leading to an extensive inspection requirement of around 17,000 wells across the United States. GLW’s adoption of Fulcrum data collection software has proved essential in fulfilling its clients’ additional environmental compliance inspection needs promptly, preventing potential penalties.

Fulcrum’s efficiency in visual inspections significantly reduced the time and effort required. It allowed GLW to swiftly conduct inspections, yielding uniformly accurate results and irrefutable location data to prove environmental compliance. In addition, Fulcrum data collection software also empowers GLW’s clients by providing them with valuable data and making them subject matter experts on their assets. This enables them to assess risks accurately and make informed decisions.

Despite the environmental compliance challenges posed by legacy wellheads and changing landscapes, Fulcrum’s automatic location data capture ensures precise geospatial information is available, independent of surface landmarks. Moreover, Fulcrum’s flexibility allows GLW to perform multiple inspections during a single site visit, optimizing resources and further reducing costs.

Looking ahead, GLW anticipates more stringent government regulations, emphasizing the importance of adopting technology like Fulcrum to stay ahead of environmental compliance requirements.

As environmental standards continue to evolve, innovative solutions like Fulcrum will play a pivotal role in the oil and gas industry’s successful navigation of increasingly complex regulatory landscapes. Download the case study below to get the full details of how Fulcrum field inspection software has proven to be an indispensable tool for GLW as it addresses environmental compliance challenges, empowers clients with valuable data, and adapts to ongoing inspection demands.

“With Fulcrum, we know we have the technology capable of getting jobs done. It’s just that simple.”

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Jim Metz - speeds things up, adhering to safety sop

Jim Metz

Vice President of Safety
FM Sylvan
Fulcrum speeds things up. It was almost instantaneous. It allows accountability for people running the job to see what their guys are doing to make sure they’re adhering to safety policies.
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Aaron Vanover - catch more issues

Aaron Vanover

Manager of Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Halton Company
Using Fulcrum, Halton Company’s quality control team provides richer, better documented support, enabling them to catch more issues.
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Daniel Stepner - easy to use, customer service

Daniel Stepner

Senior Consultant
I have used many programs for field asset inspections. Fulcrum has been the easiest to set up, use in the field, and update. The service provided by the Fulcrum team has been top-rate.
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James Watts - safety once you close the loop from action to insight

James Watts

Director of Health and Safety
Snavely Forest Products and Weekes Forest Products
Fulcrum helps us improve processes and make our work environment safer by streamlining inspections, surfacing inspection-related insights, and managing follow-up actions. Once you close the loop from action to insight to further action, the possibilities are limitless.
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Gavin Kelley - training period short, same data whether junior/senior collector

Gavin Kelley

Senior Software Developer
Tilson Tech
It is so easy to use that our training period is greatly shortened. Data quality is very important to us so it can’t be overly complicated. We still get the same data quality regardless if it is a junior or senior data collector.
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