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Asite to support maintenance of United States’ largest natural gas pipeline

February 22, 2021
By Asite

Northern Natural Gas has agreed to a new multi-year extension with Asite to support the maintenance of the largest natural gas pipeline in the United States.

The pipeline stretches across 11 states, from the Permian Basin in Texas to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, providing access to five of the major natural gas supply regions in North America.

Northern’s non-expansion projects range from compressor station upgrades and system optimization projects; shallow and exposed pipeline remediation; storage field enhancements, including new wells; numerous town border station improvements; and hundreds of other capital maintenance projects.

The company provides firm and interruptible transportation services between other interstate and intrastate pipelines, as well as storage services to 82 utilities and numerous producers, energy marketing companies, and industrial end users. To better support its vast network of clients, Northern is working to streamline its systems and procedures.


Supported by the Asite Common Data Environment, the portfolio project management (PPM) solution allows organizations to work from a single source of truth and provides visibility across the extended supply chain. The digital solution supports Northern’s processes to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

“Following a successful three years of working with Northern Natural Gas, Asite is looking forward to our continued collaboration,” Chris Peters, Asite SVP for North America, said. “We will work together to provide access to five of the major natural gas supply regions in North America and facilitate expansion of use whilst ensuring that operating and engineering procedures meet industry standards.”

With Asite PPM, Northern will benefit from automated processes and workflows and simplified document management, allowing users to store and share the latest information across the value chain with full audit history and accountability.

As part of this solution, Adoddle Field for Site provides access to information remotely. Northern delivers supplies to geographically dispersed markets and, with this solution, members can view files, raise forms, and capture information while offline out in the field.

As an enterprise user, Northern will also start to benefit from the Asite Supplier Relationship Management solution, enabling the integration and management of its extended supply chain.

Supplementary to this, Asite has created a training hub on its ALearning platform to host specialist courseware developed by Northern. The hub, which currently holds 16 private courses, allows administrators to track training progress, generate reports and issue certifications. Besides this, Asite has delivered additional custom development work to ensure that the platform fits and operates according to Northern’s requirements.

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