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 Terrain stability for route planning

Challenge ID:

HCP-5302

Originator:

Onshore: Hatfield

Title:

Terrain stability for route planning.

Theme:

ON 5.3: Logistics planning and operations - Facility siting, pipeline routing and roads development

Consortium Lead:

C-CORE

Interviewed Company:

C-CORE

Geography:

ON.REG.00 - Generic onshore

Challenge Description

What is not possible / not adequately addressed at present?

Need for improved geotechnical maps (more detail, better accuracy) to identify and assess geohazards and terrain stability issues within pipeline corridors to support route planning and monitoring.

What effect does this challenge have on operations?

There are major liability issues to the general public and/or surrounding infrastructure, a major disruption to operations and resulting loss of revenue.

Thematic information requirements:

Terrain information

Topographic information

Water quantity

What do you currently do to address this challenge? 

How is this challenge conventionally addressed?

LiDAR and aerial surveys supplemented with ground survey work. Improvements in technology allow for desktop studies to identify terrain / geohazards thereby reducing planning costs and  mitigates social and environmental costs.

What kind of solutions do you envisage could address this challenge?

UAV flights along linear corridors to monitor or InSAR to identify changes to the surface or slope. Spectral analysis showing surface water saturation could support efforts.

What is your view on the capability of technology to meet this need?

Are you currently using EO tech? If not, why not?

Improvements in optical imagery to capture linear corridors and surface water saturation.

Challenge Classification

Impact on Lifecycle (0=none, 4=high):

Climate / Topography / Urgency:

Pre-license:

3

Climate class:

Generic climate

Exploration:

2

Topographic class:

Not specific

Development:

3

Seasonal variations:

Freeze-heave is most critical

Production:

4

Impact area:

Health and Safety, Cost reduction

Decommissioning:

2

Technology urgency:

3 - Immediately (0-2 years)

Challenge Information Requirements

Update frequency:

Snapshot

Data currently used:

LiDAR and elevation models

Air photos

High resolution imagery

Spatial resolution:

License

Thematic accuracy:

Not specific

Required formats:

Not specific

Timeliness (Vintage):

Reference data

Geographic extents:

Corridor

Existing standards:

None


 

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