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Norway Oil Safety Regulator Warns of Threats from Unidentified Drones

Sep 26, 2022

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) on Monday urged oil companies to be more vigilant over unidentified drones seen flying near Norwegian offshore oil and gas platforms, warning they could pose a risk of accidents or deliberate attacks. The warning came after the country's largest oil and gas firm Equinor recently said it had notified authorities of sightings of drones of unknown origin flying near some of its platforms…

Drones Seen Near North Sea Gas Field, Danish Police Say

Oct 04, 2022

Danish police have over the weekend received reports of drone activity near the Roar gas field in the North Sea, a police spokesperson said on Tuesday.  The Roar field is next to Denmark's largest gas field, Tyra, both of which are operated by TotalEnergies…

VIDEO: Ørsted, DSV Test Cargo Drone Use in Offshore Wind Operations

Jun 29, 2022

Offshore wind developer Ørsted and logistics firm DSV are partnering up to test the use of cargo drones on offshore wind farms, with the aim to bring the spare parts warehouse closer to the service technicians.Ørsted said: 'Offshore wind farms are usually located far from shore…

Equinor to Test Use of Drones for Offshore Logistics Services on Gullfaks C Platform

Jun 22, 2022

Norwegian drone company Nordic Unmanned has received a call-off for the next phase of the drone offshore logistics contract with the Norwegian oil firm Equinor. The offshore operations will take place from the Gullfaks C offshore platform in the North Sea and will start on August 15…

Saipem's FlatFish Drone to be Deployed for Ultra-deepwater Inspection at Shell and Petrobras Fields in Brazil

May 24, 2022

Italian oilfield services and technology company Saipem will provide its FlatFish subsea drone for Shell's and Petrobras' ultra-deepwater projects in Brazil.Under the contract, Shell and Petrobras will use Saipem's FlatFish subsea drone in two…

TotalEnergies Launches Global Drone-based Methane Inspection Campaign on All Upstream Assets

May 16, 2022

French oil major TotalEnergies said Monday it had launched a worldwide drone-based emissions detection and quantification campaign across all its upstream oil & gas operated sites, to identify, quantify, and reduce methane emissions linked to its operations…

Marco Polo Marine, F-Drones to Build Autonomous Cargo Drones for Offshore Wind Farms

Mar 03, 2022

Singapore's marine logistics firm Marco Polo Marine has signed an agreement with F-drones, a company developing large scale autonomous delivery drones, to co-develop the world’s first large-scale, electric aerial delivery drones for offshore wind farms…

VIDEO: Drones with Active Thermography Trialed for Wind Turbine Blade Inspection

Jan 24, 2022

UK-based Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) said Monday that drone technology combined with active thermography has recently been tested at its Blythe site, and that it offers faster, cheaper, and more in-depth inspection of wind turbine blades and aeroplane wings…

Offshore Crane Maker Huisman Launches Drone Inspection Service

Nov 18, 2021

Huisman, a Dutch company best known for its cranes for the offshore energy industry, has recently launched a drone inspection service for the inspection of cranes, drilling, and pipelay equipment.The company said the service is offered from Huisman's locations in the Netherlands…

DNV, Partners Working on Automated Verification of Offshore Wind Turbine Inspection Results

May 13, 2021

DNV has launched a research project to develop an automated data processing method for verification of detected wind turbine blade defects.The aim of the research is to build trust and generate broader acceptance of automated data processing…

Drone Swarms Sent from Uncrewed Vessels Could be Used for Offshore Wind Farm Inspections

Mar 17, 2021

U.S.-based seabed survey company Ocean Infinity, is, together with the University of Portsmouth, Airborne Robotics, and Bentley Telecom, working to develop an autonomous offshore wind farm inspection capability utilizing aerial drone swarms deployed from an uncrewed marine robotic vessel…

VIDEO: DEME Offshore, Sabca Test Autonomous Drones Use on Offshore Wind Farms

Mar 09, 2021

Belgium-based offshore installation contractor DEME Offshore and aerospace company Sabca have said they've successfully completed a series of autonomous drone tests at the Rentel offshore wind farm in the North Sea, 'preparing for autonomous surveillance…

Air Control Entech Launches Drone That Can Spot Gas Leaks

Feb 11, 2021

Air Control Entech, a remote inspection technology specialist has launched an unmanned aerial vehicle targeted for the global oil and gas inspection industry.The company said that the UAV was 'the world’s first lightweight optical gas imaging inspection system…

Equinor Studying Drone Use in Offshore Oil and Gas Environment

Jan 22, 2021

Norwegian drone company Nordic Unmanned has signed a contract with energy giant Equinor to conduct a study on how Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) could be used in offshore airspace between installations and vessels, in search and rescue (SAR) operations…

Drone Specialist Cyberhawk Lands 5-Year Deal with Shell

Jun 22, 2020

Drone-based inspection company Cyberhawk has said it has signed a five-year, multimillion-dollar software contract with oil giant Shell.Under the contract, Cyberhawk will provide its cloud-based asset visualization software iHawk for all onshore…

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