Drones Begin To Deliver On Their Potential For The Oil And Gas Sector

Forbes, January 2, 2019

Despite recent bad press centered around Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) following an incident at London's Gatwick Airport, the usage of drones, as they're more commonly called, have a crucial role to play in industry; partcularly in the oil and gas industry. The technology offers many benefits, including safer, more efficient maintenance and inspections.

Oil and gas companies will continue to explore new technologies and digitize their operations, especially as crude prices have fallen in recent months,” says Renner Vaughn, Cape's director of oil and gas. “Remote vehicles, including UAVs and underwater ROVs, will be operationalized, as enterprises get beyond the testing phases and begin to realize the safety advantages, the time saved on asset inspections and the situational awareness that live aerial video can provide.

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