The problem of pipeline integrity

Third party interference with pipeline infrastructures, due to accidental causes or for stealing purposes, can produce huge damages to the local environment with complicate and costly repairing operations.

Pipelines in the world

> 3 Million km

~80% of which operate since

30 or more years

The main cause for spillage incidents from 2012 is

Third Party Interference

Eni's innovative technology is available today

Vibroacoustic monitoring system for Oil&Gas pipelines

Eni, with the technical support of SolAres, developed e-vpms®: the vibroacoustic monitoring technology for remote real-time monitoring of Oil & Gas pipelines.

Through a limited set of vibroacoustic stations and a central processing unit, the system can monitor hundreds of kilometres of pipeline against intrusions, spillages and impacts.

e-vpms® is based on the analysis of vibroacoustic waves propagating through the pipeline: when an intrusion threat or spillage attempt is performed, the generated waves propagate for kilometers within the pipelines and are recordered by the e-vpms® stations.

Hundreds of e-vpms® monitoring stations installed worldwide are currently ensuring secure and reliable operations for Oil & Gas pipelines.


One unique patented solution

Leak detection at the speed of sound

How it works

The e-vpms® central unit, installed in the control room, collects all the recordings from the remote e-vpms® stations and performs advanced multichannel processing, providing accurate detection and location of the intrusions

The numbers of e-vpms® today

Proven experience and expertise

Since 2013 the system has been deployed all over Eni installations, starting from Italy and now spread all over the globe.
Today SolAres is capable of delivering the e-vpms® solution on international scale thanks to the acquired experience and expertise.


Delivering Pipeline Intelligence Solutions

Discover who we are

e-vpms®: delivered by SolAres

SolAres is a Joint Venture between Solgeo and Aresys, supplier and Eni licensee of e-vpms®: Eni's innovative technology for Pipeline Leak Detection and Pipeline Integrity Monitoring.

Already deployed worldwide on over 1800km of pipelines, the technology proved to dramatically reduce the number of Third Party Interferences and their economic and reputational impacts.

SolAres has a cross-cultural team derived from the expertise of the two founding companies, especially in the fields of Remote Sensing and Geophysical Solutions.

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