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System Built for Mars Operations Used for Offshore Methane Emissions Detection

Aug 16, 2023

Technology first developed by the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), which is being used to detect offshore methane emissions, is to be showcased at SPE Offshore Europe 2023 in Aberdeen next month.SeekOps, the US-based sensor company, has deployed its drone-agnostic SeekIR solution, which uses technology initially created for the Mars Curiosity Rover, to gauge emissions across the North Sea.In an energy sector first…

MODEC Teams Up with Terra Drone for FPSO Inspections

Nov 21, 2023

FPSO leasing specialist firm MODEC and drone firm Terra Drone have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the technical development of inspection drones for floating production, storage, and offloading systems.'MODEC's FPSOs ensure their integrity…

Saipem Secures $1B in New Contracts for Offshore Activities in Middle East and Subsea Drone Project in Brazil

Jun 29, 2023

Saipem has been awarded two new contracts, one for EPCI offshore activities in the Middle East and the other for the development of underwater drones in Brazil. The total value of the new contracts is approximately $1 billion.Under the existing Long-Term Agreement (LTA) with Saudi Aramco…

Drone-Based Methane Emissions Survey to Aid Bumi Armada's Action Plan for Kraken FPSO

May 23, 2023

IKM Testing UK has secured a second contract with the Malaysian FPSO leasing firm Bumi Armada to deliver a drone-based methane emissions survey on the Armada Kraken FPSO, producing oil for EnQuest in the North Sea.The project follows an aerial…

UK Minister Opens £3m DARE Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy Testing

May 18, 2023

Graham Stuart, the UK Minister for Energy Security and Net Zero, on Thursday opened the Digital, Autonomous, and Robotics Engineering (DARE) Centre at Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s testing facility in Blyth.According to ORE Capatult…

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…

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…

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…

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