Offshore leak detection
|Publication Date:||1 September 2019|
The scope of this document is to define the process through the phases of a field development project for planning, design, integration and operation of an offshore leak detection system.
The RP covers detection of hydrocarbon leakages. Leaks from topside processing systems are not covered in this report, as these are considered safety critical to personnel and shall follow requirements related to topside safety. The document is intended to supplement, not replace, the national and company requirements.
This document covers surface and subsea based leak detection technologies, ranging from point and area detectors to field-wide sensors. The leak detection technologies can be positioned at different locations, including offshore platforms, subsea structures and mobile installations such as vessels or satellites.