The scope of work includes a custom built 42 in. Acoustic Resonance Technology (ART) ScanTM by Halfwave. This will inspect the subsea pipeline that requires a low flow subsea launch with high speed inspection of the Ichthys 890 km natural gas transmission pipeline.
The project is located in the Ichthys Field in the Browse Basin, approximately 220 km northwest of the Kimberley coast in Western Australia. When operational, it is expected that the project will produce up to 8.9 million tpy of LNG and 1.6 million tpy of LPG, as well as 100 000 bbl/d of condensate at peak. This requires an 890 km pipeline to facilitate export operations.
The CEO of Halfwave, Paul Cooper, said: “Halfwave is very pleased with the award by INPEX and to be a part of the ground breaking Ichthys LNG Project. Halfwave ART capabilities are demonstrating that they are adding value by de-risking challenging inspections and providing market leading inspection performance. Halfwave will continue to work towards expanding our presence in the Australia and global markets.”
ART Scan makes use of ART to carry out integrity inspection of pipelines. Wall thickness is measured by analysis of the resonant signal that is emitted from the target, enabling a direct and accurate measurement of the target thickness. The technology can be used for in-line inspection and for ROV deployed subsea inspections of pipeline infrastructure.
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