Monitoring data system underpins pipeline-integrity program

CORROSION MANAGEMENT-ConclusionStatoil's comprehensive, pipeline-integrity management system for buried onshore systems accounts for the unique operation and environmental characteristics of various systems.Most of the pipelines operated by Statoil are short onshore sections of major offshore trunklines. The pipelines are located in Norway, Germany, Belgium, and France.This two-part series documents Statoil's best practices. Part 1 (OGJ, June 26, 2000, p. 60) described the company's different pipelines along with the variety of challenges each system experiences.This concluding article describes the online monitoring system, inspection and maintenance philosophy, and the compu...

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