Quest Integrity Group (www.questintegrity.com), a leader in the delivery of advanced inspection and engineering assessment services and software products, announces the successful in-line inspection of an unpiggable offshore pipeline in the Middle East. Using its InVista™ ultrasonic in-line inspection tool, Quest Integrity inspected a 6”Â pipeline that is 2.5 km (1.5 miles) long and runs from an infield wellhead to the production platform.
The pipeline had previously been out of use, but was planned to be returned to service as part of a new drilling project. Quest Integrity mobilized quickly to inspect the line, providing a turn-key service that included staging and cleaning as well as the addition of temporary launcher and receiver traps in a very limited space. Only two cleaning runs were performed as the InVista in-line inspection tool captured 99.6% of the data in its first inspection run. The InVista smart pig provided accurate positions of external and internal corrosion as well as minor dents. In addition, a Level 2 Fitness-for-Service assessment was performed which enabled the operator to confidently return the asset to service with an understanding of Remaining Strength Factors and Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure pursuant to industry standards. This also provided detailed sizing information to enable the operator to monitor defect growth following future inspections.
“We were prepared to make multiple runs if necessary. However, due to the flexibility and the immersion technique of the InVista tool, we provided high quality inspection results rapidly and reduced our onsite time,”Â said Chris Meakin, Quest Integrity Project Manager.
Quest Integrity Group, a Team Industrial Services company (NASDAQ: TISI), is a global leader in the development and delivery of asset integrity and reliability management services and solutions for its clients. Solutions consist of technology-enabled, advanced inspection and engineering assessment services and products that help companies in the refining and chemical, pipeline, syngas and power industries increase profitability, reduce operational and safety risks, and improve operational planning. Quest Integrity Group is headquartered in Seattle and has offices in Houston, Denver, Canada, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Australia, and New Zealand.
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