Pig behavior provides data for monitoring pipeline geometry

To inspect and monitor cost effectively the seabed geometry of their newly laid pipelines offshore Nigeria, Moni Pulo Ltd. and Brass Exploration Unlimited deployed a system that tracks the progress of a pig as it moves along the line.The SAAM (smart acquisition and analysis module) pipeline-inspection system was developed by RST Projects, Edinburgh, as a cost-effective means of benchmarking a pipeline's vertical geometry.Subsequently, Moni Pulo and Brass Exploration will be able to monitor this geometry for changes over time. This is particularly important because of the abnormally volatile seabed conditions that exist in this project and strong currents particularly during the rainy ...

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