Pipeline software company BSD Consulting hosted its third annual Blue Sky University (BSU) conference last Monday through Wednesday in Sugar Land, Texas.
This three-day conference evolved from an idea to a reality in the summer of 2014, achieving its purpose to educate and lead those in the pipeline industry toward their next tier of success.
BSD Consulting aimed to make a large focus of BSU 2016 the urgency of safety in the industry and how to achieve that with pipeline software that will ensure traceability, verification, and completeness of all stages of pipeline data.
“The only path to safe pipeline is through good pipeline data. The tools are available. The data is available. Both must be used intelligently and in conjunction in order to ensure safety,” reported BSD Consulting’s VP of Operations Jacob Ramirez in his welcome note to the BSU attendees.
The attendance represented great colors of the industry, bringing together operators, engineers, surveyors, and industry veterans all in pursuit of the same goal: to improve and strengthen the pipeline industry.
While learning about the latest and greatest technology in pipeline, the attending organizations also capitalized their time to network and to open their ears to the industry leaders for mentorship.
“I think the greatest outcomes for our team is the networking opportunities and to hear what is trending or new in the industry. I really enjoyed the leadership council and feel they have so much to offer young leaders in the industry,” Cody Musick, Branch Manager of Open Range Field Services responded in the post-event survey.
This year’s Blue Sky University saw roughly 100 attendees, some being from Spectra Energy, ESRI, BP, Williams, and Enbridge Energy.