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Comprehensive Pipeline Leak Detection Solutions

GOLD provides comprehensive pipeline leak detection solutions to ensure regulatory compliance and effective risk management in upstream oil and gas applications. This includes multiphase pipelines, produced water pipelines, low vapor pressure (LVP) and high vapour pressure (HVP) pipelines, and gathering systems.

Our Services

GOLD offers expertise in evaluating and selecting leak detection systems (LDS) for new and existing pipelines. The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) has reported that corrosion, construction defects, and cracking are the leading causes of all pipeline incidents in Canada. Canada's aging pipeline infrastructure suggests that pipeline corrosion risk is at an all-time high. This is why pipeline leak detection programs and system engineering, design and implementation are paramount.

Following over 20 investigations on pipeline leaks in Alberta over the past 3 years, Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is urging operating companies to improve their leak detection for multiphase and produced water pipelines. That's where we come in. Our services include:

Leak Detection

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  • Pipeline Leak Detection Program Management
  • Regulatory Support
  • Compliance Audits (CSA Z662 Annex E)
  • Documentation & Reporting
  • Operating Procedures
  • Interpretation and Guidance
  • Gap Analysis
  • Pipeline Leak Detection Manuals

Leak Detection

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  • Data Analysis and Modeling
  • Leak Detection Technology Selection
  • Computational Pipeline Modeling
  • Programming & Automation
  • Pipeline Simulations
  • LDS Implementation

Support & Training

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  • Pipeline Leak Detection Training
  • Leak Recognition & Response
  • Data Monitoring & Analysis
  • Commissioning Support
  • Pipeline LDS Testing
  • Pipeline LDS Tuning
  • ROW Procedures

Risk Assessment
& Management

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  • Pipeline Leak and Risk Mapping
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) Analysis
  • High Consequence Area (HCA) Analysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Leak Cost Modeling
  • Risk Management Strategies

Leak Detection Services
You Can Trust

Grey Owl Leak Detection (GOLD) is a division of Grey Owl Engineering (GOE), a Calgary-based EPCM with over 30 years of experience delivering engineering solutions to the oil and gas industry in Canada and internationally. Through GOE’s experience with the design and construction management of numerous pipeline projects, GOLD is uniquely positioned to develop tailored Leak Detection Programs.

GOLD Training

GOLD offers courses to engineers, operators of leak detection systems, and leaders responsible for risk management. These courses are offered as generic (dealing with LDS issues in general), and specific (tailored to the clients’ LDS). Courses include student activities and quizzes, and a certificate of completion.

Pipeline Leak Detection 101

Offered Online

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An introductory online course covering pipeline leak detection programs (LDP) and systems (LDS) consistent with the requirements of CSA Z662. This course includes the following topics:

  • Pipelines, leaks and leak detection
  • Leak detection systems
  • Operation of leak detection systems
  • Management of leak detection programs

Pipeline Leak Detection 201

Instructor Led Training (Virtual Classroom available)

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Program Management

An intermediate course with a more in depth focus on management of pipeline leak detection programs (LDP) and systems (LDS) consistent with the requirements of CSA Z662, AER and other regulatory authorities. This course includes the following topics:

  • Leak detection culture and strategy
  • Leak recognition and response
  • Performance targets, metrics and KPIs
  • Roles & responsibilities
  • Training

Pipeline Leak Detection 301

Instructor Led Training (Virtual Classroom available)

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Risk Assessment & HCA Management

An advanced course covering risk assessment and high consequence area (HCA) management for pipeline leak detection systems. This course includes:

  • Pipeline leak consequences and costs
  • Pipeline leak risk assessment and mitigation
  • GIS tools for risk assessment
  • HCA identification

Register for Leak Detection 101

Our Clients

GOLD has delivered numerous leak detection related projects to industry leading oil and gas companies.

Some of our clients include:

Our work with these clients has involved:


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Branch Office

12294 272 Street

Maple Ridge, BC - V2W 1C2


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Head Office

#815, 715 - 5th Ave SW

Calgary, AB - T2P 2X6


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Field Office

621 5th Street, Unit C

Estevan, SK - S4A 0P8


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