The Good Neighbor: Asset Monitoring in Shared Rights-of-Way

• Oil & Gas,Power Utilities

The Good Neighbor: Asset Monitoring in Shared Rights-of-Way

Satelytics gets you closer to threats in tight spaces.

  • Problem: Determining responsibility in shared spaces.
  • Solution: Monitor with high resolution.
  • Benefit: Mitigate with speed, accuracy.

How can a threat to one’s infrastructure be distinguished from that of a neighbor in corridors that contain multiple pipelines? This is a common question we get from midstream customers needing to monitor pipelines that share a common right-of-way (ROW). The question is a good one, as production areas are concentrated and usually rely on multiple midstream operators to move energy to downstream companies and refineries.

Satelytics is employed to address threats faced by pipelines, including liquid and methane leaks, geohazards, encroachments, vegetation changes, and erosion. Many of Satelytics’ Constant Vigilance™ algorithms were built to address these business challenges on behalf of our midstream customers. Every algorithm in production has been vetted by our science professionals and customers in the field, meaning each alert generated by Satelytics is accurate both geographically and quantifiably in determining what the threat is and its severity.

What Can Satelytics Measure?

In shared pipeline ROWs, the challenge is greater because assets are often buried only a few feet apart and may carry the same type of product. Our Constant Vigilance™ algorithms process high-resolution satellite data, allowing for liquid leaks, vegetation, and other changes to be identified and quantified with specificity. Using the GIS coordinates of our customers’ infrastructure, alerts can be pinpointed in tight corridors.

Even with territories overlapping, Satelytics can tell exactly where a leak is coming from.

Even with territories overlapping, Satelytics can tell exactly where a leak is coming from.

When it comes to detecting methane leaks from adjacent assets, methane sources are trickier to pinpoint as plumes migrate with wind. To combat this challenge, Satelytics takes various weather influences — like wind speed and direction — into account to accurately locate the source of a methane plume. Locating any leak’s source is vital, and it’s faster when finding it isn’t a guessing game of “who’s pipeline is leaking?”

From the beginning, Satelytics has been fully committed to using the best available data, believing that you get what you pay for when threats are detected before they become disasters. Call us today to learn more about how you can be a good neighbor with Satelytics!

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