ILI Coordination

Whether a pig run is in gas, oil or liquid, we have the field and project management expertise to complete your project safely, on time and on budget. Our coordinators specialize in launching and receiving pipeline pigs, while ensuring all other aspects of a run are being managed on site to ensure a successful tool run. We have successfully managed thousands of smart tool inspection programs across North America, in pipelines from 2 to 60 inches. In that time, we’ve seen every type of product, configuration and application. This includes high and low flow rates, variable pressure differentials, heavy wall pipe and dual diameter lines. Put this wealth of experience to work for you on your next ILI or pigging project. 

Comprehensive project management, covering pre-inspection planning, project organization and seamless project execution.

Our team comprises project managers and subject matter experts proficient in executing standard ILI runs to complex Ultrasonic Tools within gas pipelines. Our dedicated Project Managers each specialize in various aspects of pipeline integrity and pigging projects. Our commitment to meticulous project scoping, thorough pre-planning, cost tracking, and rigorous peer review processes have consistently contributed to successful project executions, achieving an outstanding safety record and a first-run success rate of over 98% 

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#1 Plan

  • Pipeline questionnaire
  • Site assessments
  • Facility modifications
  • Budget preparation
  • Project execution
  • Safety hazard plan
  • Operational planning
  • Scheduling support

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#2 Organize

  • OPS development
  • GIS pre-layout
  • AGM tracking points
  • Sub-metre AGM survey
  • Pipeline assessment
  • Referencing
  • Documentation
  • Coordination of subcontractors, suppliers and equipment

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#3 Execute

  • Pre-inspection cleaning
  • Gauge and caliper Runs
  • Flow & pressure
  • Launching and receiving
  • Pig tracking + speed control
  • Communications on-site
  • Coordination on-site
  • Tear-down coordination
  • Equipment return

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#4 Complete

  • AGM Site location records
  • Tool tracking sheets
  • Cost analysis and review
  • Project executive summary
  • Quality assurance
  • Close out package

Determine the most efficient pigging plan and strategy for your pipeline

Whether it involves tie-in launchers and receivers or a tethered pig solution, our experienced project managers are well-equipped to recommend the optimal option for meeting your inspection requirements. Our expertise becomes particularly invaluable when dealing with older pipelines that were not initially designed or constructed with inspection and pigging in mind.

We also have extensive experience working with challenging station piping in plants and refineries, lines with deep bends and a lack of launch and receive locations. Let our pipeline experts create a plan to ensure your product is flowing efficiently and safely.

A successful smart tool run is integral to the effectiveness of a pipeline integrity program

To get the best results from a smart tool it is important that the ILI Inspector on-site can safely lead a dynamic work site, has a complete understanding of smart tools, can troubleshoot pipeline issues, and has the customer’s best interest in mind when it comes to gathering ILI data. Our ILI Inspectors have the experience, manpower, and project management capabilities to ensure operators are getting precise data from their smart tool runs.

An ILI Coordinator or ILI Inspector is a highly trained professional responsible for the precise launching and receiving of pipeline pigs. Their expertise extends to overseeing all aspects of a run, including product flow, tool speeds, and contractor management on-site, ensuring a successful tool run. We not only possess advanced training in operating smart tools but also serve as on-site experts for executing various runs, such as cleaning, gauge, purge and reflood procedures.

  • Infield personnel with project management, safety and leadership experience
  • Subject matter experts on ILI execution
  • Complete understanding of pipeline facilities
  • Knowledge in pipeline dynamics for optimal ILI data collection
  • Scope, schedule & cost management of infield activities
  • Full turnkey offline ILI experience
  • Complete understanding of material needed for full turnkey operations
  • SME field personnel driving first run success
  • Complete understanding of ILI vendor equipment and feasibility of different applications
  • In office project management support of field operations
  • Smart Tool Runs
  • Gauge Tool Runs
  • Cleaning Tool Runs
  • Commissioning of Pipeline
  • Decommissioning of Pipeline
  • Pipeline Line Purge
  • Pipeline Re-flood
  • Natural Gas & Propane
  • Crude Oil & Condensate
  • Methane, Ethane & H2S Environments
  • Diesel & Refined Fuels
  • Nitrogen
  • Production Water
  • Potash Slurry