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PIPELINE ENGINEERING SOFTWARE & INDUSTRY TRAINING THAT SET THE PRODUCTIVITY STANDARD

Who We Are

Founded in 1996, Technical Toolboxes is an industry leader in pipeline software. Our software products, training services, and online resources have transformed how hundreds of midstream oil and gas pipeline companies do business. We are committed to delivering outstanding tools and enabling pipeline operators to reduce risk and increase free cash flow. Engineers use our software and training in their offices and in the field to manage even the most complex projects.

What We Do

Technical Toolboxes offers comprehensive software and continuing education solutions to the industry through a combination of internal R&D and partnering with industry leaders to integrate Intellectual Property sources and Key Data Assets. In the presence of an ever-changing regulatory compliance environment, Technical Toolboxes keeps pipeline engineers, inspectors, and consultants up-to-date. We work with industry leaders to create an integrated marketplace for specialized engineering software and training that provides the expertise and direction needed by the industry. Our experienced and dedicated team provides the fuel necessary for the continued success of Technical Toolboxes. We are pioneers who develop best-in-class technologies, verify working products and services, and contribute to pipeline industry research.

Technical Toolboxes is the leading provider of cloud and desktop-based solutions serving the entire pipeline industry: upstream, midstream, and downstream. We provide online resources and technical training for pipeline professionals around the world. Our clients and partners rely on our technology and knowledge to enhance their pipeline engineering performance.

The Pipeline Hub provides an integrated set of tools for daily safety assessment for all aspects of a pipeline lifecycle, including design, construction, operations, and integrity management. The applications it offers have been game-changers for energy personnel managing pipeline operations.

Our Chief Executive

DREW LAFLEUR (CEO)

As Chief Executive Officer, Drew Lafleur leads and manages the company’s team of technical experts. He focuses on identifying and prioritizing development initiatives and setting timetables for the evaluation, development, and deployment of Technical Toolboxes’ technology applications.

Mr. Lafleur accumulated more than a decade of experience at ConocoPhillips, working in a range of engineering roles and locations across the continental United States. He served as Director of Upstream Solutions for TeQnovation before joining Technical Toolboxes in 2017.

He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Petroleum Engineering and Biological Science, gained at Louisiana State University, and is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association.

Andrew LaFleur

Frequently Asked Questions

The Pipeline HUB (HUBPL) integrates many industry-standard tools plus GIS information on a single dashboard with a navigation panel and workflow automation.

Technical Toolboxes software was developed by pipeline engineers for pipeline engineers and spans many portions of the pipeline lifecycle for both gas and liquid service, including design, construction, operations, and integrity.  Examples include:

  • Hydraulics
  • Pipeline Design and Analysis
  • Pipeline Encroachments
  • Pipeline Testing
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling
  • Pipeline Corrosion
  • Facilities
  • Remaining Life & Reassessment Intervals
  • API 510, 570, 653 Inspections
  • AC Mitigation
  • Hot Tapping and Welding Inspection

 With the latest version, you can leverage infrastructure data contained in existing databases. You can reduce manual data entry, typos, and time spent data mining by having Pipeline Toolbox pre-populate inputs for you. The HUBPL connects our library of engineering standards and tools to your data across the pipeline lifecycle. Our platform recognizes PODS and UPDM data models to make integration simple while maintaining the flexibility to import custom data models. 

The latest release from Technical Toolboxes, the HUBPL, connects our library of engineering standards and tools to your data across the pipeline lifecycle.  Integrated maps further streamline engineering resources, leveraging existing pipeline data sets and providing efficiency gains and additional use cases of legacy standard tools.

Pipeline Toolbox provides calculation tools for corrosion and integrity management. Technical Toolboxes is also an authorized agent of PRCI RSTRENG and AC-Mitigation Toolbox.  Together, the HUBPL delivers calculations to determine volume metal loss due to corrosion, mitigation designs, remaining life and reassessment intervals in your pipeline.

Yes. With the GIS integration offered by Technical Toolboxes, the three types of mitigation in the mitigation design portion of PRCI’s AC-Mitigation Toolbox are shown on the map. If all three, or only two, are used for a section, each will be displayed. You have a map of the affected areas and you can select pipe sections in your network for individual analysis.  Additionally, areas assessed by PRCI’s RSTRENG+ engine can be shown on the map through dynamic segmentation.

 Combining the PRCI AC Mitigation engine with Technical Toolboxes’ workflow automation and geospatial analysis enables you to quickly assess the effect of AC current from overhead power-lines and faulted towers on buried pipelines.

There are more than 10 separately licensed software products that integrate with HUBPL and can be bundled into tiered packages.  You can combine any or all of them on one dashboard for all of your pipeline engineering needs. Some of the available choices include Pipeline Toolbox, HDD PowerTool, AC Mitigation PowerTool, PRCI RSTRENG®, PRCI AC Mitigation Toolbox, Geospatial Analysis, and many others.

The HUBPL connects your data to our library of industry tools. You can reduce manual data entry, typos, and time spent data mining by having Pipeline Toolbox pre-populate inputs for you, simplifying the human effort to assess encroachment threats/risks.

Busy operations engineers often answer hundreds, or thousands, of requests for crossings and encroachment each year. Tools such as the Pipeline Toolbox help to remove the friction that delays the process. With it, a case study was done with a prominent North American operator that showed over 70% time savings. This frees your valuable engineering team to seek and develop new and exciting design and operational improvements for your company.

Yes we do! For every product offered by Technical Toolboxes there are training courses conducted by our professional trainers and by other experts from across the industry. See the website training page [Link] for the dates and locations of the next training events for your TT products.

Cancellations of confirmed bookings are subject to terms and conditions that are explained here.

Pipeline Toolbox provides calculation tools for corrosion and integrity management. Technical Toolboxes is also an authorized agent of PRCI RSTRENG and AC-Mitigation Toolbox.  Together, the HUBPL delivers calculations to determine volume metal loss due to corrosion, mitigation designs, remaining life and reassessment intervals in your pipeline.

  Windows 7 Support

Yes. We offer a variety of industry training that awards Professional Development Hours. We also have a customer on-boarding process to help familiarize users with our products and their functions/capabilities. Our Subject-Matter Experts are here to assist! See the website training page [Link] for the dates and locations.

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For information: info@technicaltoolboxes.com
For software unlocks: unlock@technicaltoolboxes.com

Toll-Free: (866) 866-6766
Phone: (713) 630-0505
Fax: (713) 630-0560

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