The Halliburton InnerVue™ PipeSuite Diagnostics Service is a fast, accurate, and low-risk solution for locating and quantifying pipeline problems. InnerVue detects flow inefficiencies caused by wax, scale, asphaltenes or hydrate deposits. It also locates blockages, stuck pigs, and quantifies leaks or unsanctioned hot-taps. It requires minimal setup with low operational impact and has fast data collection, with preliminary results available within hours.
PSI maximum operating pressure (690 bar)
Total kilometers surveyed
The InnerVue™ PipeSuite performs diagnostics by creating a speed-of-sound pressure wave in the pipeline and extrapolating the reflection data into deposit profiles, blockages, or leak locations. The service is successfully deployed worldwide to profile pipelines during pigging campaigns, locate lost inline inspection tools, verify top of cement depth, and other solutions. Operators can survey systems without stopping production, inserting tools into the system, or investing in costly intervention campaigns.
Pipelines deposits can restrict flow, form a blockage, and increase the risk of a stuck pig. InnerVue safely and efficiently measures the flow area along the length of both gas and liquid pipelines. In dynamic conditions, the InnerVue survey provides valuable hydraulic diameter data along the line to identify areas where debris is restricting production. This enables informed decisions from improving the efficiency of a cleaning program to the use of a pig or an alternative cleaning method.
Locating a full blockage due to debris or foreign objects in the line can be difficult, time consuming, and costly. The InnerVue survey significantly reduces time spent locating the blockage. This minimizes loss in production and informs the best course of action and entry point for remediation.
Liquid that builds up at low points in mature gas pipelines can restrict flow, cause slugging, increase corrosion, or lead to handling issues at process facilities. InnerVue accurately identifies the position and size of liquid pools along the length of gas pipelines without disruption or intrusive intervention. This valuable data informs operator decisions regarding production efficiency, pipeline cleaning, and risk mitigation.