A big week for BVLOS advances in UAV Inspection, and the North Sea wakes up to the opportunity cost of asset integrity issues.
This week in UAV Inspection:
FlyTech UAV recently launched Innovative long-range electric power lines modelling with fixed-wing aerial data. Using an efficient flying wing BIRDIE allows to cover up to 10 km of transmission lines in one, 60-minute BVLOS flight.
How to break into the UAV inspection sector for Oil and Gas – the main lesson? Compliance.
Following FAA Approval, the University of Alaska was able to complete the first-ever ‘Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight’ drone flight without a visual observer to inspect a four-mile stretch of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.
This week in Asset Integrity:
Energy Voice covers the lost opportunity of Asset Integrity in the North Sea – In 2017, the North Sea lost out on 14.7 million barrels of oil due to asset integrity issues. That equates to roughly $926m at today’s oil price. Repsol also announces the Asset Integrity Task Group (AITG).
Apparently, the Europe Asset Integrity Management Market is Booming Worldwide – request a sample report here.
Oceaneering resisted the pressure to rush to market with a tablet built for the offshore environment, and it’s now patience has paid off. Find out how their newly launched technology is better than the rest.
Kraken Robotic Systems has secured $1.8m funding to develop a mooring chain laser inspection sensor that can be used in offshore oil and gas applications. The reconstructed 3D images from the inspection are spectacular.