Special Report: One-call system addresses offshore damage prevention

A new Gulf of Mexico offshore damage prevention and notification “one-call” system, operating in conjunction with existing onshore systems, offers a cost-effective means of preventing damage to offshore infrastructure. The system is entirely web based, with all incoming locate requests addressed on line. It services four of the US Minerals Management Service planning areas for the US Outer Continental Shelf.BackgroundAll states have some form of one-call system excavators and the operators of buried facilities can use to avoid excavation damage. These systems provide a centralized communications platform connecting excavators with the operators of buried facilities in the plan...

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