Managing and monitoring export pipelines are particularly challenging tasks when pipelines are in remote locations or are affected by external factors such as theft or deliberate damage. Being able to identify the nature and precise location of issues would help operators to rapidly diagnose and resolve issues and breaches, thus potentially limiting losses and environmental impacts, and enabling the optimization of pipeline and export operations.
The Voice of the Oilfield™ approach aims to solve this critical issue by leveraging disruptive technologies into integrated pipeline monitoring workflows. This helps operators detect pipeline issues and respond to them more quickly, reducing operational and environmental impacts, and lowering health, safety and environmental (HSE) risks. The integrated pipeline monitoring works by monitoring, modeling and diagnosing flow status, which then triggers pipeline scanning for blockages and breaches to help precisely locate anomalies. This workflow combines line instrumentation, edge analytics, remote sensing, flow modeling and monitoring, and unique pressure-wave technology for pipeline integrity diagnosis.