Sensors for Oil and Gas Pipeline Monitoring

Smart Sensors, EAPs, and Graphene Sensors can Enhance Opportunities for Better Pipeline Monitoring

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When it comes to the aspect of change, the pipeline industry appears to be conservative. Pipeline operators can be hesitant to adopt new solutions quickly and widely because of the initial investment. Decisions related to the adoption of innovative technologies are taken very cautiously and implemented only if required or when it leads to reduced downtime or cost.
At present ageing pipelines is a prime focus area and opportunities for new technologies appear to be tough. Pipelines are subjected to various issues such as pipeline leakage, corrosion, cracks, flow, and vibration and so on. The oil and gas pipeline industry is focused on the enhancing the functionalities of pipelines. Transformational trends, such as operational intelligence, infrastructure development, demand and supply, convergence, utilization of greener concept, and emergence of new technologies, are driving the need for enhanced and innovative sensing technologies in the oil and gas pipeline industry. Companies need to identify the key elements of transformation faster and devise strategies to accelerate adoption of novel sensing platforms.
The technology and innovation report has evaluated advances in sensing technologies, and its impact on the oil and gas pipeline industry in the near-, medium-, and long-term. The requirement of the pipeline industry varies depending on its processes. The report captures sensor innovations from different dimensions such as upstream, downstream and midstream.
Key questions addressed in the report:
1.     What are the four phases of pipeline integrity assessment?
2.     What are the key parameters in pipeline monitoring systems?
3.     What are the enabling technologies in oil and gas pipeline industry?
4.     What are the implementation examples in the upstream, midstream, and downstream phases of pipeline monitoring?
5.     What are the key sensor innovations in oil and gas pipeline monitoring?
6.     What are the emerging opportunities and technologies in oil and gas pipeline monitoring?
7.     What type of futuristic technologies is expected in long term?

Table of Contents

1.0 Executive Summary1.1 Research Scope1.2 Research Modules1.3 Research Methodology1.4 Explanation of Research Methodology1.5 Summary of Oil and Gas Pipeline Monitoring2.0 Technology Landscape Assessment2.1 HighEfficiency,CostSavings,IncreaseinProductivity,andImproved Identification and Localization are Benefits of Monitoring Pipelines2.2 Key Phases of Pipeline Integrity Assessment2.3 Pipeline Integrity Assessment – Detailed Perspective2.4 A Representation of Oil and Gas Pipeline Connection from Upstream to Downstream2.5 Pipeline Monitoring Poised to Reduce Downtime and Increase Efficiency2.6 Corrosion, Cracks, and Leakages are Commonly Occurring Issues in Pipelines2.7 Pipeline Monitoring in Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream2.8 Types of Sensors Used for Monitoring2.9 IoT Driving Solutions in Oil and Gas Pipeline Monitoring2.10 Opportunities Influencing Innovations in Oil and Gas Pipeline Monitoring3.0 Upstream Oil and Gas Pipeline Monitoring 3.1 Efficient Flow Line Configuration Will Lower the Energy Requirement for Pumping3.2 What are the Key Transformation Forces?3.3 Case Study: Advanced Alarm Management by Honeywell4.0 Oil and Gas Pipeline Monitoring in Midstream4.1 Push toward Smart Control Systems will Increase Automation CAPEX Expenditure4.2 What are the Key Forces of Transformation?4.3 General Electric’s Alliance With Atmos International (Unveiled In 2014) Enhancing The Flow Monitoring In Pipelines4.4 Siemens’ Acquisition of Dresser-Rand Will Increase the Market Penetration in North America5.0 Oil and Gas Pipeline Monitoring in Downstream5.1 Robotics has Potential for Efficient Monitoring in Distribution Pipelines5.2 What are the Key Forces of Transformation?5.3 Case Study: ABB and GlobaLogix Partnership Provides SCADA Software-as-a-Service6.0 Key Innovations in Oil and Gas Pipeline Monitoring6.1 3D Printed Nanocomposite Liquid Sensors6.2 Color-Changing Materials to Detect Changes in Outside Stimuli6.3 Self-propelled Robot6.4 Uncooled Infrared Gas Sensing System6.5 Membrane-free Optical Microphone6.6 Quantum Cascade Laser on Silicon 6.7 Leak and Spill Detection Technologies6.8 Pipeline Theft Detection6.9 Smart Robotic Technologies: Sky Futures, Kespry, and Yuneec6.10 Intelligent and Self Powered Systems: Percepto, Lasermotive6.11 Ultrasound and Near Infrared Sensors6.12 Advancement in Sensor Technology will Drive the Pipeline Monitoring Market6.13 Monitoring Ageing Pipeline will Increase the Adoption of Sensing Technology6.14 Initial Investment will Hinder The Shift Towards Newer Solutions6.15 Self-diagnostic Features and Integration of Systems are the Key Requirements for Adoption6.16 Life Extension and Predictive Maintenance are Important Factors for Assessing Pipeline Health6.17 Self-diagnostic Features and Versatility are the Most Important Attributes to Adopt New Technologies6.18 Technology Lifecycle Assessment7.0 Envisioning Future Technology for Pipeline Monitoring7.1 Future of Pipeline Monitoring – Key Focus Themes 7.2 Key Futuristic Technologies – Stretchable, Multifunctional, Smart, and Large Area Sensors 7.3 Key Futuristic Technologies – Graphene, Self-healing, EAP, and Bioinspired Sensors7.4 Opportunity Assessment Methodology7.5 Description of Criteria – Probability of Success7.6 Opportunity Assessment Grid8.0 Strategies to Capitalize Opportunities8.1 Management Strategies for Capitalizing on Opportunities8.2 Sensors in Oil and Gas Pipeline Monitoring: Positioning of Innovative Products8.3 Sensors in Oil and Gas Pipeline Monitoring: Positioning of Innovative Products Explained9.0 Strategies to Increase Adoption of Sensor Technologies9.1 Key Approaches to Drive Sensors in Pipeline Monitoring9.2 Wide-scale Adoption of Sensors will Largely Depend on Enhancing Lifetime and Stability of Devices10.0 Key Contacts10.1 Key ContactsLegal Disclaimer11.0 The Frost & Sullivan Story11.1 The Frost & Sullivan Story11.2 Value Proposition: Future of Your Company & Career11.3 Global Perspective11.4 Industry Convergence11.5 360º Research Perspective11.6 Implementation Excellence11.7 Our Blue Ocean Strategy




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