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

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

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