Fueling Innovation

As the world’s appetite for affordable energy supplies continues to grow, we’re proud to report that some of the innovative technologies we’ve developed are helping to meet that demand safely and more efficiently than ever before.

Each year, we invest millions to improve the safety and efficiency of our operations and minimize environmental impacts.

Always striving for better

We have an impressive track record of implementing leading-edge technologies and techniques developed through our R&D program.

Since 2013 alone, we’ve dedicated more than $150 million to develop new technologies advancing safety, integrity and quality in our industry.

Some of our latest research includes:

  • A pilot study using technology originally developed by NASA
  • Innovative thermal camera pipeline leak detection technology tested on the Keystone line in Alberta
  • Ongoing research to study how grizzly bears in Alberta interact with linear features, like pipeline rights of ways
  • Involvement in an industry-wide collaboration to investigate leak detection systems - the first tool of its kind in the world of this scale
  • Continued research to better understand the stress corrosion cracking mechanism
Since 2013, we have dedicated more than $150 million toward technology development
Winner of the 2018 ASME Global Pipeline Award recognizing outstanding pipeline innovations
Conduct research in collaboration with institutions and organizations in Canada, the US and Mexico

New tech, new pilot

From our control centre operators to our detailed maintenance and inspection programs and regular ground and air patrols, it’s safe to say there are a lot of eyes on our pipelines as they deliver the natural gas and oil that fuels our society. Watch the following video to see why Hifi’s new technology being piloted on the Keystone Pipeline System as part of our comprehensive pipeline monitoring and leak detection program is being called the “ears of pipeline monitoring.”