Gas & Oil

LOTOS SA has implemented Smallworld PNI and Globema add-ons

By Gas & Oil, Smallworld

LOTOS SA, one of the two largest Polish oil companies, has implemented the Smallworld Physical Network Inventory application, along with Globema add-on modules (Physical Route Manager, Optical Network Atlas, web application). The solution will support inventory and management of the fiber optic network inside LOTOS oil refinery in Gdansk. The project was completed in November 2013.

Large utility companies often own and use the telecommunications infrastructure for their operations, and thus face the need to efficiently manage such resources. The main refinery of LOTOS Group, thanks to modern installations & constructions in years 2007-2010 as a part of the 10+ Program, processes 10.5 million tons of oil per year. The 10+ Program was one of the largest gas&oil industry investments in Poland in the recent years, valued at nearly 1.5 billion EUR.


LOTOS Group is the second largest company in Poland, with total turnover of nearly 8 billion EUR (2012).The main business of LOTOS is the production and processing of crude oil, as well as wholesale and retail sale of high quality petroleum products. LOTOS Group is a producer and supplier of unleaded gasoline, diesel oil, diesel oil for heating purposes (light fuel oil), aviation fuel and heavy fuel oil, among others. LOTOS also specialises in the production and sale of lubricating oils and bitumens.

LOTOS Official Site

Smallworld Physical Network Inventory

Part of the Smallworld Network Inventory portfolio, Physical Network Inventory (PNI) offers a complete and accurate representation of the physical network, from the switch to the customer. By integrating inside and outside plant data into a single, consolidated database, Physical Network Inventory provides an end-to-end network view that allows the network model to be manipulated and visualized at any level.

Physical Route Manager

Physical Route Manager (PRM) is an extension to the Physical Network Inventory (PNI) application. PRM allows managing physical routes in transmission networks. The application groups any number of physical resources into an easily accessible and manageable entity called Route. Route consists of mutually related elements, such as fibers, ports, and splices that comprises a connection between two locations. Routes facilitate modeling & utilization of physical resources for data transmission services and fiber/pairs lease.

PRM functionality supports key business processes: network planning, connecting new customers to a network, outage management and network maintenance.

Optical Network Atlas

Optical Network Atlas is a module that extends functionality of applications based on Smallworld Physical Network Inventory with automatic generation of schemes for optical routes. It automatically generates easily printable and legible paper documentation of the optical network fragments needed in development and maintenance. Schemes are generated using dynamically traced optical routes, starting from a given location or splice using selected optical cables/fibers or ODF shelves/ports. All parts of the scheme are divided into separate pages during the generation process, allowing the system to present the same results using different outputs (Smallworld application, printed documentation, PDF).

Globema to implement GIS in Polska Spolka Gazownictwa

By Gas & Oil

Globema has won the tender for the supply and implementation of the Asset Management System at the Poznan branch of Polska Spolka Gazownictwa [PSG, gas distribution company]. The tender process lasted over a year and has attracted a total of 11 companies and consortia. The value of the contract, which has been recently signed, is over 1M EUR.

GIS solution in PSG

The implementation will cover 30 Gas Distribution Regions (PSG’s local entities) and the system will be used by 400 company’s employees. The project begun in September 2013 and will last for two years. The system will be built on an open source GIS platform and on GeoServer – Globema’s own toolkit already applied in some R&D projects in energy and district heating sectors.

The scope of implementation includes:

  • Migration and inventory of PSG’s network data, including over 21 000 km of pipelines, over 335 000 of connection units and over 200 000 files and documents to be scanned
  • Adaptation of the system functionality to PSG specifications and needs
  • Integration with other IT systems used in PSG
  • Installation and commissioning of the system in all departments and local units of the company
  • Trainings and workshops for future users of the system and annual maintenance & support service.

About Polska Spolka Gazownictwa (Polish Gas Company) Poznan

PSG Poznan operates a network of pipelines in the north-western Poland and is the leader of the local gas distribution market. The company’s area of operations covers 394 municipalities. The company ownes over 21 000 km of the network and about 360 000 gas connections. It distributes more than 1,629 billions cubic meters of gas per year.