Because the majority of deepwater pipelines are not designed with ILI expert involvement early in the design process, they are frequently not conducive to early inspection.
Using bespoke inspection technology, combined with greater involvement of pipeline inspection engineers early in the pipeline design process, reduces the complexity and costs of inspecting deepwater pipelines.
Inspecting these pipelines is extremely challenging. One problem might be that they lie in excess of 2,000 m (6,500 ft.) subsea, giving rise to issues commonly associated with working in these remote environments, such as high pressure and accessibility. Another is that the pipeline was probably not designed with a view to making it easier to inspect.
As a result, inspection is often problematic, time-consuming and expensive. To address these issues, NDT Global has engineered a customized inline inspection (ILI) tool that employs ultrasonic technology and has proven to be a very effective, field-proven solution.
Download NDT Global’s whitepaper: “Reducing Deepwater Pipeline Inspection Costs” below to explore how a combination of technology coupled with experience and innovation helps to achieves a cost effective solution these challenging assets.