Operational Services

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Integrate quality and preserve the life of your assets with the comprehensive operations and maintenance services of Lake Superior Consulting’s (LSC) Operational Services team.

TRENCHLESS TECHNOLOGIES

LSC’s trenchless technologies personnel are some of the most experienced and renowned in the industry, providing construction support services for pipeline installations. This includes crossing design, engineering calculations, construction oversight, client specifications reviews, and project specific contracts reviews. Types of trenchless pipeline applications include conventional boring (i.e. auger boring, etc.), Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), and microtunneling. Our highly experienced and specialized team members go through an extensive evaluation process before every project. During that evaluation, the team discusses detailed design of the crossings, reviews and approves contractor plans and procedures, and integrates revisions to client specifications. Throughout this process, we establish parameters with clearly defined limits and expectations.

CAPABILITIES

  • Construction management
  • Disputes review
  • Engineering design
  • General consulting
  • As-built drawing review
  • Installation oversight
  • Pipeline inspection
  • Quality control
  • Turn-over documentation
  • Coating conductance surveys

IN-LINE INSPECTION (ILI) EXECUTION SERVICES

LSC provides In-Line Inspection (ILI) field coordination and execution. We work closely with our Integrity Management team to support and oversee internal assessments of pipelines and acquire data for analytical evaluations. Through our team’s experience-based planning and execution, we balance operational considerations with integrity assessment goals, from initial support to our clients for their tool selection through field execution. In turn, these critical ILI assessments become part of the long-term planning for integrity management.

CAPABILITIES:

  • Coordination with client ILI engineers, operations, and land, ensuring best run success
  • Above-Ground Marker (AGM) site selection
  • Pig tracking
  • Pig-ability assessment
  • Vendor coordination

MAINTENANCE DATABASE SERVICES

LSC brings data collection and input services for operating units in the midstream oil and gas industry. Our Maintenance Database Services team addresses the needs of rapid project expansion, and asset incorporation into existing and new facilities. Our team’s emphasis on early integration and enterprise-wide, departmental collaboration between operations and projects provides a comprehensive approach to asset management and maintenance. We ensure clear definitions of acceptance criteria well in advance of the in-service date. We also work with the project team to confirm data accuracy on equipment retained in the maintenance system. By bridging between groups, our team tailors the criteria to every client, project, or operating unit to fulfill asset data management deliverables in a timely manner.

EXPERTISE

  • Client Support Staffing
  • Engineering Safe Work Practices
  • Field Verification & Input Services
  • Operations Acceptance
  • Project Integration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Tailored Asset Management of Midstream Oil and Gas Facilities, including:
    • Data Collection and Input Services
    • Design and Tagging Field Audits
    • Field Verification of Electrical, Mechanical, and Safety Equipment
    • Inception to Termination – Asset Lifecycle Planning
    • Quality Control

PIPELINE CONTROLS AND COMMISSIONING

LSC’s knowledgeable personnel support all aspects of commissioning during and after the construction process. Working with our Construction Management team, we meet strict schedules and maintain compliance requirements through quality assurance and quality control. This is the foundation of success in every project and ensures that systems operate as designed.

CAPABILITIES:

  • Scheduling and planning
  • Pre-commissioning
  • E/C, I/C, and M/C technical services
  • Thermography
  • Vibration analysis
  • Laser alignment
  • Ultrasonic detection
  • Oil analysis
  • Dry and wet commissioning
  • Calibration and start-up support
  • Commissioning management
  • Civil compliance
  • Turn-over documentation
  • As-built drawing review
  • De-activation/de-commissioning