OGF Article As Midstream Becomes Mainstream, Pipeline Integrity Grows in Importance

Stephen Whitfield, Senior

SPE.org 

An image from a space-based infrastructure of hyperspectral sensors created by Orbital Sidekick, a startup moving to provide monitoring services to the oil and gas industry. Its Spectral Intelligence analytics platform was deployed on board the International Space Station. Pipeline projects face a lot of scrutiny today. The approval of a new pipeline can be a major event, and a leak or a spill at a pipeline can lead to widespread questioning of their viability in the general public. This scrutiny makes integrity management more important than ever as companies look to assure people that pipelines are safe and reliable.