Inspection

Pipeline Monitoring Systems to See Good Times Ahead

The global pipeline inspection technology market is on the rise.

IoT and the Digitalization of Oil and Gas Production

The Internet of Things (IoT) can help improve pipeline inspections. Learn how in this whitepaper courtesy of Bsquare Corporation.

Companies Release Aerial Pipeline Inspection Solution for Utilities

Black & Veatch and Aeryon Labs launch a new aerial pipeline inspection tool to help utilities better monitor their infrastructure.

Midstream Company Solves Flow Measurement Issues

When Mike Heckl was a director of operations for Crestwood Midstream, the company established itself in the West Virginia Appalachian Basin by purchasing an area of development from a major upstream firm with a large acreage in the Ohio and West Virginia Marcellus/Utica Shale fields. They had alread..

Why NCRs Should Be Seen as Friends

Nonconformance reports can help companies learn from failed pipeline inspections.

Drones – A Necessary Tool in Pipeline Development & Maintenance

Drones are helping make pipeline inspections and monitoring simpler.

Real-Time Imaging of Methane Gas Leaks Using a Single-Pixel Camera

A single-pixel camera can help identify methane leaks in real-time during pipeline inspections.

Enhancing Infrastructure Maintenance with IoT

The Internet of Things can help improve pipeline inspections.

Gas Leaking from Kansas Wells Amid Dispute over Who Must Fix

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Natural gas is leaking through unplugged abandoned wells that have penetrated a massive underground storage field in Kansas, creating a public safety hazard amid a dispute over who is responsible for fixing the problem, regulatory filings show. Northern Natural Gas Co., which o..

Consumers Energy to Increase Pipeline Inspections

Consumers Energy agrees to conduct pipeline inspections on certain Michigan gas lines every three years.

Colorado Regulators: Tiny Holes, Faulty Parts to Blame for Failed Inspections

Colorado regulators say tiny holes or faulty parts were to blame for numerous failed oil and gas pipeline inspections.

Colorado Says 430 Pipelines Failed Leak Test

Colorado regulators say about 430 oil and gas pipelines failed inspection.

Enbridge Fails Pipeline Inspection

Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) has issued three Inspection Officer Orders to Enbridge for failure to adhere to worker safety, pipe handling and environmental protection requirements during construction activity on the High Pine Expansion Project near Chetwynd, British Columbia. The NEB orders ..

SoCalGas Achieves Methane Capture Milestone

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced the company has passed the one million cubic foot mark in its ongoing methane capture initiative. This innovative process allows for gas that would otherwise be vented to the atmosphere during pipeline replacement work to be saved and reinjected..

Pipeline Board: Let Campus Experts Analyze Enbridge Line 5

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An advisory group is recommending that Michigan universities analyze the worst-case scenario of an oil pipeline failure in the Straits of Mackinac. The effort would be led by Michigan Tech University, which would collaborate with experts at other universities. The recommendati..

Pipeline Inspection Contract Awarded in Australia

Halfwave receives a pipeline inspection contract for the Ichthys LNG Project.

Enbridge Finds Gaps in Line 5 Coating

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The company that operates twin oil pipelines in the waterway linking Lake Huron and Lake Michigan said Wednesday it has found a number of gaps in a protective layer of enamel coating on the pipes. Enbridge Inc.’s disclosure prompted criticism from Michigan’s governor and..

Small Plane Doing Gas Pipeline Inspection Crashes Near Road

A small plane conducting a gas pipeline inspection crashes in Ohio.

A. Hak, Al Tamimi Energy Awarded Pipeline Inspection Contract

A. Hak Industrial Services and Al Tamimi Energy receive five-year pipeline inspection contract from Saudi Aramco.

Report: Wireless Sensing Technologies Energize Oil and Gas Pipeline Monitoring Sector

Smart sensors are changing how pipeline inspections are conducted, Frost & Sullivan report says.

Fugro Receives Pipeline Inspection Contract from Petrobras

Fugro has been awarded a two-year pipeline inspection contract by Petrobras.

Smart Pigging Tools Help Complete Inline Inspection

The Caspian Pipeline Consortium uses smart pigging tools to complete a pipeline inspection project.

Anadarko: 99% of Colorado Gas Lines Passed Inspection

DENVER (AP) — An energy company that owns a natural gas pipeline linked to a fatal home explosion in Colorado said more than 99 percent of the pipelines it tested afterward showed no sign of leaks. Anadarko Petroleum said late Friday the pipelines that failed the test are being repaired and will be..

129,000 Oil, Gas Lines Identified Near Buildings in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — Colorado has nearly 129,000 underground oil and gas pipelines within about 1,000 feet (300 meters) of occupied buildings, according to energy company reports ordered by the state after a fatal house explosion blamed on a severed gas line. Friday was the deadline for companies to test ..

DOF Subsea Awarded Pipeline Inspection Contract

DOF Subsea receives pipeline inspection contract for the Transmediterranean Pipeline Company Limited Pipeline System.

Cutting Pipeline Operational Costs Without Sacrificing Safety

Pipeline operators are increasingly turning to software-based tools to predict pipeline failure and reduce the need for frequent manual field inspection. But how well do these models really predict the development of axial cracks and other pipeline flaws? In order to reduce field inspection costs w..

2nd Pipeline Under Straits of Mackinac Passes Pressure Test

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge says a second oil pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan has passed a pressure test required in a Justice Department agreement following a 2010 oil spill in southwestern Michigan. The most recent test was Friday on one pipeline that’s part..

SwRI Patents New Pipeline Inspection Technology

New pipeline inspection technology patented by the Southwest Research Institute.

Pipeline Beneath Straits of Mackinac Passes Pressure Tests

Enbridge gets good result following Line 5 pipeline inspection.

Oil Pipelines To Be Inspected By Robots

Robots to be used to conduct pipeline inspections.