Natural Gas Distribution

Protecting the Integrity of Gas Distribution Infrastructure

Natural Gas (NG) energy providers are partnering with renewable energy sources to meet long term sustainability goals. During the energy transition period, as we build toward a greener future, NG providers are focused on enhanced safety practices, reducing operation costs, and maintaining regulatory compliance. Existing NG infrastructure must be safely maintained during the energy transition period. SAM can help mitigate risks to existing infrastructure through our damage prevention services, including Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), utility coordination, asset inventories, and watch and protect programs. SAM’s proven damage prevention strategies ensure NG infrastructure will remain safe and reliable.

In growing population centers, utility infrastructure expansion presents a challenge to understand where existing utilities lie and the integrity of the materials that deliver those utilities. SAM’s Geospatial and Inspection services can help you gain a complete picture of your NG system and surrounding utility infrastructure. Our innovative technology locates difficult-to-detect, untonable NG lines quickly and with minimal disruption to your customers. Receive amplified value by enrolling in our comprehensive Managed Geospatial Services™ program for expert technical business consulting.

Managed Geospatial Services™ (MGS)

There are many reasons why well-planned and well-organized Geospatial data is vital to business. First and foremost, spatial data management helps drive business value. It provides the foundation for businesses to manage their digital information as a trustworthy asset they can rely on for informed decision-making. MGS, done right, enables an organization to scale as the volume and variety of spatial data grows (1.2x annually). It helps ensure that internal or external data sources are of the highest quality. A holistic MGS framework increases collaboration across the business because everyone is working off the same version of the truth.

Managed Geospatial Services™ provide the structure and support to enable data scientists to focus on higher-value work. Instead of spending their days scrubbing mundane data issues, they can focus on improving data pipelines. MGS allows clients to focus their skilled staff on the right work that returns the highest value to the business. Getting spatial data management right is a critical step in further enabling improved business decisions. Finding the best solutions for each part of the data stack is key, and SAM professionals ensure that our clients have the right data management strategies in place to maximize performance. 


SAM’s team of licensed professionals bring trusted experience, knowledge, and innovation to every service engagement.


SAM has built a reputation as a trusted, knowledgeable, and innovative partner.

SAM’s professionals will guide you through the energy transition period employing a full suite of Managed Geospatial Services™. SAM transforms petabytes of complex spatial data into intelligent insights in a holistic MGS™ framework. MGS™ is the digital ecosystem that simplifies the complicated so our clients can achieve the impactful outcomes that drive their business forward.

As North America’s premiere MGS™ company, SAM provides practical, precise, and high-fidelity solutions designed to enhance decision-making, mitigate risks, achieve strategic objectives, and drive costs out of our client’s business. Our vision is to advance spatial data acquisition, improve analysis capabilities, and develop predictive analytics to redefine and transform how infrastructure assets are developed and managed throughout their lifecycles.

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Contact SAM today to get the insight you need to ensure the integrity of your gas distribution systems.