Minimising pipeline leaks and maximising operational life by application of machine learning at Cooper Basin

This paper provides an overview of the development in machine learning tools in pipeline integrity, allowing enhancement of asset performance, through the application of machine learning and automation, to predict integrity threats, and prevent leaks and failures. It provides a case study where a tool was developed, and this technique was successfully implemented across a significant number of upstream pipelines in the Cooper Basin, enabling the Santos integrity engineering team to make the most effective decisions on asset condition and to develop a data-driven asset management plan.