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UAS technology adopted by many oil and gas industries. Drones have made inspection, surveillance and leak detection much faster, safer, and cheaper than ever before, and firms are capitalizing on the new opportunity.
How Are Drones Being Used by Oil and Gas Industry?
Drones are attached with powerful cameras, thermal imaging and modeling software, oil and gas firms can create precise 3D models and digital twins in minutes, allowing for faster and more manageable large-scale inspections of pipelines, exterior surfaces, sub-surfaces of storage tanks and marine vessels. Additionally, some fixed-wing aerial drones can fly upwards of 40mph and fly several hours on a single charge, making long-distance inspections more feasible than ever before.
Remote monitoring is one of the most common ways drones are currently being used for oiland gas companies. For manned assets, this can commonly be seen in monitoring tankers, trucks, equipment and other infrastructure, providing a unique 360-degree view. Remote monitoringis also used to monitor unmanned production platforms or facilities under construction, offering engineers quick visual updates.
Leakages compromise the safety of the site and the surrounding communities. It can be difficult to pinpoint the location of leakage by using traditional method. Drones can help to avoid leaks as drones are equipped with gas detector payload and can scout large areas quickly, pinpoint the location of the leak so it can be addressed immediately.
Globally, drones are being used for emergency response and natural disaster monitoring, and oil and gas firms are no different. Drones provide a unique bird’s eye view in the event of a natural disaster or an industrial accident, allowing for faster decision making, response times and aid.
Why Are Drones Useful For Oil and Gas Firms?
- Safety: Drones keep inspection engineers off the equipment and out of dangerous situations.
- Reduced Risks: As unmanned vehicles, drones can fly very close to assets and infrastructure.
- Save Time: Large quantities of data can capture in minutes.
- Improved Process: Drones can remove OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requirements for adjusters in the field.
- Reduced Costs: Drones help to reduce operational costs by replacing human effort and increasing accessibility.
- Efficiency: Drones provide the opportunity to capture large-scale datasets faster and more effectively than manual alternatives.