The Pipeline Trnsmission System of Camisea, in Peru, consists of a pipeline of Natural Gas (NG) and other Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) and crosses regions Jungle, mountain and Coast. Due to its geotechnical, socio-environmental and operational complexity, some important activities have been developed with a corrective approach, which has led to problems for the normal development of the operation.

Since 8 years ago and as a part of the current operation of the system, maintenance activities are being carried which, within its objectives for improvement, seek to establish a preventive approach through interaction and communication among the areas that had worked under conditions of corrective jobs. The involved areas are geo-technics, pipelines, environment, communities and integrity.

This paper describes the process named Integral Plan for Operating Risks. This process is a result of the updating of the geological-geotechnical base-line, in relation to the environmental and social context, allowing a comprehensive analysis of the status of the relation between the Community, environment and works as well as planning prevention tasks able to guarantee the stability of the right of way (RoW) and the pipeline integrity. This job is performed by both desk work (remote interpretation) and field work conducted by multidisciplinary teams, which ensures a transverse communication flow. All of this is backed by a digital database and a geographical information system (GIS). A Technical Atlas is constructed as a graphic document containing a series of cartographic and text cards regarding the sector under study as a useful instrument of preventive management for intervention in a given area.

To date, a comprehensive remote analysis of the RoW has been completed and an in-site field analysis has started, upon which strategies are being developed in order to control items such as geological hazards, geological architecture, vegetation architecture, RoW stability, etc. Jobs were competed along the first 12 km as a pilot experience, which is being replicated all along the RoW.

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