Pulse undertaking pipeline monitoring on the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project

Pulse Structural Monitoring Ltd, an Acteon company, has provided a fatigue monitoring system to the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project to monitor the Jansz-Io pipeline. The pipeline will transport gas from the Jansz-Io field offshore to the processing facilities on Barrow Island.

 The monitoring system was specified to monitor a long span section, created by a scarp crossing subjecting it to movement from current, slugging and vortex-induced vibrations (VIV).

Pulse supplied six motion sensor stations which were installed via Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) along the length of the span to record its vertical and lateral movement.

Steven Gauthier, business development manager, Asia Pacific for Pulse, said, "Pipeline integrity continues to be a key issue for offshore operators. Pulse's services are a robust and viable method of verifying the integrity of key subsea assets. We have an extensive track record of deployments globally."

The Gorgon Project is a joint venture between the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (47.3 percent), ExxonMobil (25 percent), Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), Tokyo Gas (1 percent) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417 percent).

08 Sep 2015