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Quest Integrity - Pipeline Q&A

As seen in the April 2017 issue of World Pipelines Magazine. Download the PDF version.

Quest Integrity Group, a Team Industrial Services company, is a global leader in the development and delivery of asset integrity and reliability management services and solutions. Its solutions consist of technology-enabled advanced inspection and engineering assessment services and products that help companies in the pipeline industry increase profitability, reduce operational and safety risks, and improve operational planning.

Quest Integrity’s ultrasonic inline inspection tool, InVista™, is a lightweight smart pig providing 100% overlapping coverage of geometry and metal loss features in a single pass, as well as detecting wall loss and corrosion in unpiggable or difficult-to-inspect offshore pipelines. The pipeline geometry inspection data captured by the InVista tool is exceptionally powerful when combined with the company’s LifeQuest™ Pipeline fitness-for-service assessment capabilities, providing an integrated solution set for the pipeline industry.

2016 has been a busy year for Quest Integrity. Numerous large-scale offshore inspections were successfully executed in the United States, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the United Kingdom. One notable project in the coming year is a deepwater pipeline inspection for a United States-based pipeline operator. The project involves an offshore inspection of a 4” line located in the Gulf of Mexico. The project will take full advantage of Quest Integrity’s ultrasonic inline inspection tool capabilities. Due to the inherent challenges of this specific inspection, Quest Integrity’s pipeline integrity management service provides the most effective inspection, assessment and project management solution.  Significant challenges are posed in ultra deepwater inspections, and include high pressures (7000fsw and pressures beyond 3000psi), wall thickness beyond MFL capability, tool bi-directionality requirements, prohibitive pipeline configurations, and the need to successfully inspect the line in a single pass.

 

 

Quest Integrity’s custom ultrasonic in-line inspection technology is a unique lightweight, self-contained and bi-directional tool that provides absolute coverage of geometry and metal loss features.

 

Offshore Industry 2017 Prediction

The real challenges for the oil and gas community lie in the reduction of capital spending from operators. One of the most significant obstacles the industry will face is how to operate in this new ultra cost-conscious environment. While this will prove quite challenging, Quest Integrity is founded upon the principals of improving operational planning, increasing profitability, and reducing operational and safety risks. We look to the future as an opportunity to continue to work closely with offshore pipeline operators.


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