Geohazards have flown under the radar of pipeline industry due in part to their perceived low frequency of occurrence and because operators and regulators have been unsure how to efficiently predict and prevent them. With the pipelines traversing difficult terrain, and the unpredictable variables created by climate change, the risk management of pipelines has become a design priority.
We have been researching the effects of geohazards on pipelines over the past decade, and we process unique technical skills and tools for assessing the effects of large soil displacements on pipelines. In collaboration with our network of academics, we have developed state-of-the-art analytical and experimental methodologies for analyzing the structural performance of pipelines in sliding slopes, upheaval buckling, and the interaction of pipelines with seismic faulting.
We also pride ourselves for been involved in the conceptual design and proof of concept of a logging tool for cement bond evaluation and defect detection of oil and gas wells and have patented a non-invasive acoustic method and signal processing.
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