Pigging

Our pigging and plugging services cover all phases of the asset lifecycle from feasilibility studies right through to decommissioning

Sean Tucker_C_140x140

SEAN TUCKER

MEng (Hons)
HEAD OF PIGGING

Sean is a specialist in pipeline pigging project management and technical assurance. His global experience of pigging projects ranges from pigging feasibility studies to on and offshore management of inline inspections. Sean has provided technical assurance to a wide range of tools from standard ILIs to crawler and isolation tools.

Pigging

Our pigging and plugging services cover all phases of the asset lifecycle from feasilibility studies right through to decommissioning

Sean Tucker_C_140x140

SEAN TUCKER

MEng (Hons)
HEAD OF PIGGING

Sean is a specialist in pipeline pigging project management and technical assurance. His global experience of pigging projects ranges from pigging feasibility studies to on and offshore management of inline inspections. Sean has provided technical assurance to a wide range of tools from standard ILIs to crawler and isolation tools.

Pigging

Pipeline integrity is vital to ensure production output and ensure safe operations for extended field lives. As part of this, pigging is a key element of the integrity management cycle.

Jee can be involved at all stages of your pigging strategy, whether that be through an adhoc project, such as a particular cleaning requirement or ILI, your full annual pigging programme or in a technical advisory role.

Our robust technical assurance process is shaped from our years of experience and lessons learned across multiple operators, vendors and regions. It gives you the confidence that your project will be concluded not only successfully but also safely and efficiently.

How can we help?

Jee has a solid reputation for undertaking challenging projects including pipelines historically deemed “unpiggable”. Our engineers are specialists in problematic scenarios, including waxy pipelines, subsea launching and receiving, ultra-deepwater HP/HT lines, multi-diameter lines and bi-directional and crawler inspections.

With our developed best practice pigging assurance checksheets we are able to assess your pig designs, operations, procedures and risk assessments in all areas to ensure risks are identified and managed effectively.

From commissioning pigging, baseline in-line inspections (ILI), to operational cleaning and life-of-field ILI campaigns and finally cleaning for decommissioning, our record of completing pigging projects includes all phases of your asset lifecycle.

Our expertise includes:

Pigging feasibility studies

Pipeline geometry reviews and boremapping

Pigging strategy optimisation

Pig/ILI tendering and tool selection

Tool development and testing support

Technical assurance

Risk assessments

Stuck pig guidance 

Project management

Offshore execution management

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Plug

And Plugging

Sometimes maintenance requires a section of pipeline to be isolated and this often requires an in-line isolation tool. Jee’s expertise in this area is built upon many years’ experience.

As with our pigging projects our process from start to finish is thorough and supported by best practice compliance checksheets evolved from our many years of collaborative involvement in plugging projects.

Whilst each project is unique and has its own critical features, the typical sequence will necessitate there to be project management, including compliance with any legal and health and safety obligations; a feasibility stage, including identifying deployments methods; concept development allowing for the isolation tool selection; project definition with a review of the operating procedures finally before execution where we can undertake on-site management.

Our expertise includes:

 Pipeline bore mapping (geometry review)

Isolation tool selection

Plugging assurance review

Isolation tool checksheet

Pipeline stress analysis

Risk assessment

Stuck plug contingency guidance

Verification notes for project documents

Tool testing support

Project management

Capabilities

Our expertise

Integrity
management

Decommissioning

Energy Transition

Learning Pathways

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