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Aerial & Subsea Drones in O&G Operations: Service Providers Experiences and Emerging Application Scenarios

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Course Credit: 0.15 CEU, 1.5 PDH

Aerial and subsea drones are transforming the way we conduct Oil & Gas operations as we look to achieve smarter, faster and safer access to critical assets. Service providers are at the forefront of developing and delivering new technologies, pushing the boundaries of research, anticipating new and future applications.

Starting from the state of the art of today’s market offering and demand, this webinar explores how close the industry is from truly unmanned aerial and subsea operations, what are the key enabling technologies, and the requirements from a regulatory perspective.

The discussion on Aerial Drones investigates the importance of autonomy for efficient and consistent multitemporal analysis in onshore and offshore operations (both VLOS and BVLOS). Focus is placed on the critical role of battery technology for range extension, cost competitiveness reducing mass and volumes of the drones and incumbent ground technologies.

Looking at market demand relevance is also given the business model desired by the industry to better support surveillance and emission monitoring (Drone in the Box).

Keeping an eye on the future, it is expected that BVLOS applications for marine and land-based system will become accepted but still be region specific together with on demand deployments of resident drones.

This webinar deep dives in submarine technology deployments and looks at how the world of underwater robotics is quickly evolving by moving from conventional remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to a new generation of autonomous robots: the “Underwater Drones”.

The discussion focuses on what is an Underwater drone, how it is operated, possible deployment modes (topside and subsea resident) revealing what are the benefits of such technology.

Working subsea has its challenges and AI for deep water is a key enabling building block; challenges and roadmap for technology further development and deployment are revealed and shared. All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Giovanni Massari and Brendan Smith and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Giovanni Massari and Brendan Smith.


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Earn credits by completing this course0.15 CEU credit1.5 PDH credits


Giovanni Massari
Brendan Smith
Claes Palmgren