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 Monitor pipeline corridor hazards

Challenge ID:

HCP-5401

Originator:

Onshore: Hatfield

Title:

Monitor pipeline corridor hazards

Theme:

ON 5.4: Logistics planning and operations - Monitoring of assets

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?

Regulatory requirements need to be fulfilled around compliance monitoring of pipeline rights of way. Ground-based surveys may incur some health and safety  risks related to geohazards (e.g. vegetation succession, water courses, erosion, etc.) and security in remote locations. There are operating costs and risks associated to monitoring that need to be identified, managed and mitigated.

What effect does this challenge have on operations?

Reduction of costs related to health and safety with systematic monitoring. Damage to infrastructure can lead to environmental and social issues, as well as economic impacts to operations.

Thematic information requirements:

Land cover

Land use

Water quantity

Distribution and status of infrastructure

Lithology, structural geology,  surficial geology

What do you currently do to address this challenge? 

How is this challenge conventionally addressed?

Aerial surveys and geotechnical ground surveys.

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

High-resolution optical or radar imagery for surface change detection along linear corridors. LiDAR could play a role.

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

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

Difficulty is with temporal nature of issue - geohazards are often triggered by sudden events that are difficult to predict and monitor due to suddenness of event. Imagery cost for full monitoring and number of indicators successfully addressed does not eliminate the need for manual or aerial surveys.

Challenge Classification

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

Climate / Topography / Urgency:

Pre-license:

0

Climate class:

Generic climate

Exploration:

0

Topographic class:

Not specific

Development:

4

Seasonal variations:

Any season

Production:

4

Impact area:

Environmental, HSE, Disruption to production

Decommissioning:

2

Technology urgency:

3 - Immediately (0-2 years)

Challenge Information Requirements

Update frequency:

Snapshot to monthly

Data currently used:

Aerial imagery, LiDAR, field assessments, UAVs

Spatial resolution:

License

Thematic accuracy:

Not specific

Required formats:

Not specific

Timeliness (Vintage):

Within a month

Geographic extents:

License

Existing standards:

None