Advancements in drone technology are translating into enhanced capabilities for oil and gas companies.
FREMONT, CA: With the rapid evolution of drones, the oil and gas industry is being benefitted in a wide variety of ways. These unmanned aerial vehicles are supporting the industry to enhance safety, operational efficiency as well as costs and time. Further advancements and increased sophistication of drone technology will continue contributing to streamlining of oil and gas company operations and foster modernization.
With drones, oil and gas companies can achieve cost-effective and safe solutions for existing and upcoming onshore and offshore projects. Drones help oil and gas companies carry out aerial, underground, and undersea across varied terrains and topography. Besides providing visual manifestations, drones can also carry out sampling and crafting of 3D maps of prospective sites. The data presented by drones deliver valuable information that companies can utilize in improving operational areas and production efficiency.
Drones also help streamline the processes of purification and manufacturing by aiding in functions such as analysis, segregation, and logistics. For example, drones can transport samples, conduct an inspection of the methods, and products as they pass through different stages within the oil and gas plant. Other than improving monitoring and evaluation of the infrastructure, which enhances operations and productivity, drones allow the integration of other technologies, for example, teleconferencing to manage field workers in remote areas.
The drones are excellent for comprehensive visibility into pipelines and other delivery infrastructure. Most drones available in the market today possess flexible and play payload for performing complex inspection and processing the data. With other technologies such as artificial intelligence, wireless communications, data analytics, RPA, IoT and cloud computing, oil and gas companies can access and process data and make data-driven decisions. Other major benefits of UAVs include improved access to highly detailed visual data from critical assets across extensive and complex facilities.