HAWXEYE – Piping and Pipeline Condition Screening


A new approach to asset lifecycle screening for upstream oil and gas operators, suppliers, Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) contractors, and consultants.

Vibration, erosion and corrosion cause 35 percent of all piping and pipeline failures*. They jeopardise safety and cost millions of dollars each year in replacements and lost production for oil and gas operators.

So, monitoring the condition of piping and pipelines is crucial, particularly as seemingly small changes can rapidly lead to large-scale damage. Research conducted by Xodus with operators indicates that spreadsheets, the most common method of storing asset data, frustrate the ability to screen and prevent failures.

Xodus’ secure web app, HAWXEYE, replaces complex and hard-to-share spreadsheets allowing you to focus on investigating and preventing failures rather than locating and analysing the latest data.

Designed by engineers for engineers
Designed by Xodus’ engineers for upstream oil and gas operators and subsea companies, HAWXEYE can be used by any organisation facing vibration, erosion and corrosion issues in difficult-to-reach equipment.

How it works
Simply enter operating data and data from Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) into a user-friendly interface. HAWXEYE screens the data against the latest industry standards, highlights Likelihood Of Failure (LOF) and enables you to take preventative action:

  • during the project phase; where design changes can be made relatively cheaply and easily
  • and during operations; where changes to operating conditions can be checked for unintended consequences.

Key features

  • Secure cloud-based web app geared to screening assets for vibration, erosion and corrosion related issues
  • Simple traffic light system displays a visual warning of potential issues
  • Instant access to shared data company-wide
  • Latest data available to all designated users simultaneously
  • Users can view a snapshot of their asset/s and drill down for LOF scores, erosion damage or corrosion damage.

Benefits offered by HAWXEYE

  • Make rapid decisions to prevent issues escalating
  • Output reports for auditing purposes
  • Industry standards and guidelines are built-in
  • Data is fully traceable.


Q. Why will HAWXEYE work when other screening systems are found lacking?

A. HAWXEYE has been conceived by our engineers based on their years of experience of designing and managing complex systems worldwide. Their involvement in root cause analysis, writing guidelines and industry standards and using those standards to prevent failures, has informed the development of HAWXEYE every step of the way.

Q. We are used to using spreadsheets, how can HAWXEYE improve on the system we’ve got?

A. HAWXEYE makes your data accessible and transparent simultaneously for everyone across your organisation. Access for different user groups can be customised. HAWXEYE processes your data, allowing you to focus on preventing failures.

Q. We need to be able to share analysis internally and externally, can HAWXEYE do that?

A. HAWXEYE generates concise reports that can be shared with your internal and external stakeholders such as partners, clients, project engineers, managers, asset managers, field operators, insurance agents, and HSE regulators.

Q. We have numerous different users and don’t want a tool that involves a steep learning curve.

A. HAWXEYE’s user-friendly interface makes the app instantly accessible for experts and non-experts alike. When users login to the system, the asset/s they are authorised to access will be displayed in a simple pictorial menu. Using a traffic light system, HAWXEYE highlights issues that need further investigation.

Q. We want to start small and test it out but can we apply it to multiple assets in future?

A. HAWXEYE is fully scalable, from a single item to multiple assets.

Q. Can HAWXEYE help us build up a picture of how our assets are performing over time?

A. HAWXEYE provides continuity by storing historical data throughout asset and project lifecycles. Lessons learned are captured and can be used to inform asset integrity management and continuous improvement programmes.

*Source: UK HSE Offshore Hydrocarbon Releases 2001 / 2008.