Leakages of oil pipelines can have a huge environmental impact. It is therefore important that oil pipeline operators are well-aware of activities taking place around their grid. Satellite-based monitoring of threats to oil pipelines can contribute to prevention of damage to oil pipelines.
The monitoring services offered within CAMEO can be set up to monitor your assets closely and alert you about potential threats. Together with the service provider, specific needs and challenges can be discussed and the service provider will inform you how the monitoring service can be set up.
Ground Deformation Monitoring
Ground deformation or subsidence in the energy grid corridor can cause stress on the pipeline or can lead to exposure of the pipeline. Using radar satellite data, this process can be monitored with millimeter precision.
Flood Hazard Monitoring
Pipelines traverse a range of terrain, including floodplains that may be subject to periodic flooding and in some cases extreme floods that area a hazard to the structural integrity of pipelines. Satellite remote sensing services can be used to monitoring floodplains and river morphology. In the event of a major flood event, rapid flood mapping provides on-demand provision of geospatial information to support emergency management activities
Vegetation monitoring along pipeline right of way includes monitoring of vegetation status to ensure vegetation is managed, or to determine that disturbances that should be rehabilitated are recovering as planned. Vegetation monitoring is especially of importance in forested areas. Forest management is largely based on manual analysis of aerial imagery and aerial lidar data. Aerial campaigns are infrequent due to high cost, and as a result forest inventories are often outdated. A satellite-based solution can provide frequent forest change detection which can be used to monitor forest resources and update forest inventories.
Third Party Interference (TPI) Monitoring
Pipeline and energy corridors may be affected by deliberate or accidental interference from third parties, such as excavation, construction, and agricultural activities. To mitigate potential impacts on corridor assets, surveillance is conducted using a variety of methods such as human observations via ground and aerial surveys. However, this can be done more efficiently, more reliable and more sustainable through satellite-based monitoring.