The U.S. is home to over 2.4 million miles of pipeline, making our network of energy pipelines the largest in the world. Not to mention thousands of tanks and wellpads.
For oil & gas firms, improving asset management is paramount. It requires taking inventory of, inspecting, and maintaining hundreds of wellpads and tanks, plus miles of pipeline. The foremost methods for doing this are deploying manned aircraft to perform visual inspections, and sending roustabouts on trucks to inspect equipment manually and to inventory assets.
The problem: These methods are dangerous and expensive, and they typically don’t provide robust data.
To combat the challenges of these traditional methods, more oil & gas firms are turning to drone-based technology. As a result, they’re experiencing up to a 50% reduction in inspection costs and up to a 33% efficiency gain, along with reducing hazardous manhours.
In this solution brief, you’ll learn: