Unmanned Operations for Oil and Gas: Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities
Monday, May 08, 2017: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
With oil and gas companies exploring deeper waters, unmanned maritime systems are proving their worth. Under the surface, the need for reliable inspection capabilities to survey pipeline, confirm structural integrity, and provide high quality data has never been more important. On the surface, USVs are being used to monitor marine wildlife, monitor weather changes and track pollutants in the ocean. In the air, drones are providing valuable data to support surveying and inspection. On land, automation is impacting everything from logistics to drilling. This session brings together leaders from the oil and gas community to discuss opportunities for increased system deployment, the ROI from going unmanned versus traditional inspection, surveying and drilling methods, and visions for the future of robotic technology to improve oil and gas production and exploration.