How to quickly find a stuck PIG in your subsea pipeline

Posted by Tracerco

Jul 21, 2016 3:20:31 PM


It's a nightmare scenario no one wants... You run a PIG and it becomes stuck in the line. You now have an unsuccessful pigging campaign, a subsea pipeline blockage, and a missing PIG to deal with.

The cost of a shutdown due to a PIG stuck in a subsea pipeline can run into tens of millions in lost production, which is why it is absolutely critical to remedy the situation as quickly as possible. In this post we will examine the first step to remedying a blocked subsea pipeline due to a stuck PIG; that is locating the stuck PIG.


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Topics: pipeline inspection, subsea flowlines, Flow assurance, Subsea Technology, pipe bundles, pipe in pipe, Explorer, scanning technology, Flowlines, subsea pipelines, pipeline blockage, pigging, stuck pig

The top five questions we are asked about our Discovery™ and Explorer™ Subsea Technologies

Posted by Lucy Hutchinson

Jan 22, 2016 4:11:00 PM


In this blog post we will dicuss the top five questions we are asked with regard to our subsea pipeline technologies, Discovery™ and Explorer™.

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Topics: Discovery, pipeline inspection, pipeline integrity, Flow assurance, Explorer, Flowlines, Asset Integrity, Subsea Technologies, Subsea flexibles, subsea pipelines

Four exciting reasons to see Tracerco at OTC 2015

Posted by Tracerco

Apr 16, 2015 2:44:43 PM


Tracerco are exhibiting in two areas at OTC and have a lot of exciting new developments to talk about in Reservoir and Subsea Technologies respectively. Please visit booths 8213 in the NRG Arena or booth 2241L part of the UK pavilion in the NRG  center to learn more about these technologies and innovative new developments.

In the mean time we have listed a preview of the top four stories from Tracerco at OTC.

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Topics: Tracerco innovations, Discovery, pipeline inspection, subsea flowlines, Flow assurance, Subsea Technology, Awards, chemical tracers, oil & gas, reservoir, controlled release, flow profiling, reservoir analysis, tracer analysis, interwell, Explorer, mobile tracer labs

How to fully understand flow assurance issues in your subsea pipeline

Posted by Tracerco

Mar 6, 2015 4:33:00 PM


Flow assurance specialists have long faced the challenge of maintaining continuous flow through subsea pipelines. Over time deposits can build-up and can lead to shortfall of revenue through lost production. When these issues occur, they face the problem of determining the exact location and nature of the blockage in order to take action, without risking damage to the subsea pipeline.

In this post we will explain step by step how to pinpoint the exact location of any flow assurance issues including how to investigate them further, determining whether they are hydrate deposits or wax deposits, or indeed distinguishing between asphaltene deposits or scale deposition. All without shutting down production or modifying subsea pipelines in any way.


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Topics: Discovery, pipeline inspection, subsea flowlines, Flow assurance, Subsea Technology, pipe bundles, pipe in pipe, Explorer

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