Pipeline vs ground movement
The globe is criss-crossed by millions of kilometres of oil and gas pipelines, traversing continents beneath remote, inhospitable, and often mountainous terrain. Interaction with a variety of geotechnical hazards makes some ground movement inevitable. But what did that landslide actually do to your pipeline? Is that subsidence sufficient to compromise safety? BMT has come up with a way to give pipeline operators accurate intelligence about what’s going on underground. Aaron Dinovitzer and Abdelfettah Fredj explain.