Through the use of various Remote Sensing products and techniques, critical inroads can be made in the oil and gas industry.
This may include but not limited to the following:
- Planning and deployment
- Facilities and asset management
- Impact assessments
- Environmental protection
In particular, Scantherma has experience in the following two components;
Pipeline Route Planning
By combining both high resolution DEMs and satellite imagery, an ideal base can be put together for helping organisations better plan pipeline routes. Commonly, the project plan may look similar to this:
- Geological analysis of imagery to determine geo-hazards and terrain cover type
- Mapping of other thematic features
- DEM creation and analysis to assist with facilitation of engineering parameters
- Development of ‘path of best fit’ and / or ‘least cost route’ algorithms
- Dataset delivery and reporting
Another application of Remote Sensing for the oil and gas sector is pipeline management. In many cases, information needs to be compiled on a regular basis to not only help determine predictive maintenance issues such as vegetation encroachment, but even instances of pipeline leaks. For example, by using spectral information in the ‘red-edge’, better deductions on vegetation health can be made. This technology allows the quick and efficient identification of distressed plants near pipelines. This in-turn could be used to recognise potential gas leaks at their earliest stages.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Mr Jon Chua if you have further questions regarding using Remote Sensing for pipeline analysis.