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Information gathering in the 21st Century.

Monitoring and surveillance are fundamental to assess production, environmental compliance and safety in the oil and gas industry. Traditionally, these activities have not only been prohibitively expensive, but employees have been put at great risk to manage these tasks.

Drone technology now allows oil and gas companies to efficiently perform monitoring, inspection, prospecting and exploration activities without the involvement of its own personnel and at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional and resource heavy methods.

Other base applications of drone technology include topside, under deck, splash zone and flare stack inspection.

They are also now used for the monitoring and inspection of onshore and offshore structures to detect potential issues and hazards. For example, accurately analyzing confined spaces such as storage tanks that are difficult and sometimes impossible for human inspection.

How drones are proactively working in Australian oil and gas

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Data Collection

A primary advantage of using drone technology over human labour is the drone provision of real-time data and offering a wider scope of information to the user.

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Performing Cost-Effective Surveys

In addition to exploration activities in high-risk environments, drones can provide high-resolution images and videos of oil wells along with more accurate spatial data with fitted sensors.

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Data Analytics

Real time collected data can be instantly analyzed by oil and gas specialists to take corrective action or act to improve overall operational productivity.

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Drones in Oil & Gas

Constant monitoring and surveillance are essential to assess production, environmental compliance, and safety in the oil and gas industry. Drones are now making this happen

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