As subsea pipelines age over time, the challenges posed to oilfield professionals greatly increase. Pipeline integrity issues such as corrosion, pitting and metal loss defects can arise, which in turn can affect the future operational viability of the line. Similarly, deposition build up such as wax, asphaltene, sand, scale and sludge can occur within the line, potentially leading to full or partial blockages. This in turn can restrict oil production and ultimately defer revenue.
In this webinar we discuss how subsea CT scanning can allow subsea professionals to non-intrusively inspect and diagnose a variety of pipeline integrity flaws, as well as identify and characterise a wide range of flow assurance issues. Recent case examples from offshore campaigns in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea and West Africa, also illustrate how real scan data can be used to inform critical decision making on pipeline life extension as well as remediation – all without stopping or interrupting production.