Subsea Pipeline Inspection: Three reasons why Discovery is used to assess asset integrity

Posted by Callum Grieves

Apr 1, 2019 2:25:05 PM

Maintaining the integrity of subsea pipelines is essential for all oil and gas operators for a variety of reasons. This includes but is not limited to; ensuring the safety of offshore operations, limiting the risk of environmental damage, legally complying with strict regulations, and maximising production via operational efficiencies / extending asset life. DiscoveryTM, the world’s only field proven subsea CT scanner, is a non-intrusive inspection instrument that enables offshore operators to quickly identify pipeline integrity flaws and obtain accurate wall thickness measurements without stopping or interrupting normal pipeline operations. In this blog, we will discuss three reasons why DiscoveryTM is used by operators across the globe to ensure the integrity of their assets. 

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Topics: Discovery, pipeline integrity, Asset Integrity, Subsea Technologies, subsea pipelines, Subsea, Subsea Inspection, Subsea Integrity

Decommissioning - To End or Extend?

Posted by Callum Grieves

Mar 27, 2018 9:04:10 AM

The challenging conditions faced in today’s oil and gas market has increased the focus on cost effective, sustainable operations. Operators are faced with the decision of extending or ending offshore production asset life and pre-decommissioning planning has emerged as a key challenge for the industry. Mitigating uncertainty, enabling decision making and justification as to whether to end or extend asset life, as well as detailed knowledge of asset conditions is crucial. In this blog, we will discuss how a range of Diagnostics services can be used to provide this detailed knowledge throughout late life operations.

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Topics: pipeline integrity, Flow assurance, chemical tracers, reservoir, reservoir characterisation, NORM, NORM Management, Decommissioning, Flooded Memeber Inspection, Subsea Inspection, Subsea Integrity, water inflow, inflow measurement, pipeline life extension

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

Take one minute to give feedback on subsea asset integrity inspection

Posted by Tracerco

Sep 10, 2015 1:48:15 PM

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Topics: pipeline inspection, pipeline integrity, Flowlines, Asset Integrity, Subsea Technologies, new technology

Five reasons Discovery won the Innovation & Technology Subsea UK Award

Posted by Tracerco

Feb 12, 2015 9:01:00 AM


Last night DiscoveryTM won the Innovation and Technology category at the Subsea UK Awards.This is the second award it has picked up in the last 12 months. As an industry breakthrough in pipeline inspection, diagnosing flow assurance issues as well as pipeline integrity flaws, we give you five reasons why the industry regards it as so unique and special, and how it helps our customers overcome challenges they face.

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Topics: Discovery, pipeline inspection, pipeline integrity, subsea flowlines, Flow assurance, Subsea Technology, Awards

Deep Offshore Technology and Discovery in Aberdeen

Posted by Tracerco

Oct 17, 2014 4:29:56 PM

This week was mostly spent at the Deep Offshore Technology Conference in Aberdeen promoting Discovery. We made some great contacts and met many existing ones. Continuing to monitor our marketing campaigns showed initial results from the event indicated a healthy 67% brand awareness for Tracerco in the Aberdeen offshore market. Although we can see there is still some room for improvement. 

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Topics: marketing, Discovery, pipeline inspection, pipeline integrity, subsea flowlines, Flow assurance, Subsea Technology, pipe bundles, pipe in pipe, oil & gas

Why you should attend a live demo of Discovery

Posted by Tracerco

Apr 7, 2014 9:47:00 AM

Five big reasons to be in Houston this May

There is more to our latest version of  world's first subsea CT scanner than ever before. Tracerco has developed their unique DiscoveryTM subsea pipeline inspection instrument for flow assurance and integrity issues for ultra deep-water applications and will be demonstrating it at the NASA Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL). Here's five big reasons you shouldn't miss it.

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Topics: Tracerco innovations, Discovery, pipeline inspection, pipeline integrity, subsea flowlines, Flow assurance, Subsea Technology, pipe bundles, pipe in pipe, Houston events

Discovery - Most significant contribution to subsea pipeline industry

Posted by Tracerco

Apr 4, 2014 9:02:20 AM

Tracerco has been awarded the top accolade in Subsea Technology at this year’s prestigious Pipeline Industries Guild Awards for our breakthrough technology for the inspection of subsea pipelines.

We received the Subsea Technology Award for DiscoveryTM, our new subsea CT scanner which for the very first time provides oil and gas companies with the opportunity to scan any subsea pipeline from the outside to gain an accurate picture of the condition of the pipe and its contents, with no need to remove the protective coating, and with no interruption to production. This allows them to undertake subsea pipeline inspection on any subsea flowlines including pipe in pipe and caissons or pipe bundles for flow assurance and pipeline integrity issues.


The team at Tracerco (pictured below) were presented with the prestigious award at a ceremony in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel this week after the judges selected Discovery TM as the most significant contribution to subsea pipeline technology in 2014.
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Topics: Tracerco innovations, Discovery, pipeline inspection, pipeline integrity, risers, subsea flowlines, Flow assurance, Subsea Technology, Physics, pipe bundles, pipe in pipe, Awards

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