ARTEMIS® – a subsea external pipeline and riser inspection system

Mar 22, 2021

The ”Unpiggable” Flowline – ARTEMIS® Case Study


  • 10” WI ”Unpiggable” Flowline
  • 5 areas selected for inspection of corrosion/ erosion rate since previous inspection
  • 4 mm Polyethylene and FBE coating
  • Partially buried

Onshore Blind Testing

All 7 defects found with high degree of accuracy

Wall thickness result from ARTEMIS inspection


  • All defects found with high accuracy
  • No coating removal required
  • Minimal dredging required, saving
  • several days vessel time
  • Inspection speed was 30% of allocated operator time
ARTEMIS performing inspection subsea

“ARTEMIS® provided data as good and faster as other methods I’ve used. This allowed us to reduce the amount of dredging which saved us a significant amount of time and money”

– Client

What is ARTEMIS®

ARTEMIS® is a subsea external pipeline and riser inspection system that inspects subsea pipelines and risers with measurement capabilities exceeding existing alternative technologies. It is deployed on a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to inspect subsea pipelines to assess their internal condition. With its unique sensors design, it is able to perform a full circumferential scan in a fraction of the time needed by less-sophisticated technologies. Because there is no radioactive source, health and safety risks are significantly reduced.

Other Case Studies

Coated Pipes for Blind Testing of ARTEMIS

Coated Pipes for Blind Testing of ARTEMIS

Challenge A major operating company prepared four spool pieces for blind testingAll spool pieces contain corrosion features and are coated with a shrink wrap field joint coatingPrior to coating all of the pipes have been inspected using a standard AUT...