Drones at work

Drones film every corner of a drilling rig, from the crane to the fire tower — without any climbing.

You can’t see all the damage to a drilling rig at first glance. Offshore drilling platforms are exposed to wind, rain, and saltwater 24 hours a day. These forces severely corrode platforms and their supply lines, and the damage often occurs in places that are out of sight and hard to reach. But a drone like the Falcon 8 doesn’t miss a thing. It delivers high-resolution images of corrosion damage wherever it has occurred. The use of drones for offshore inspection not only reduces risks for employees but also saves time, resources, and costs.

published in issue 01.2018


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Drones film every corner of a drilling rig, from the crane to the fire tower — without any climbing.

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