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Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones are taking on a larger role in offshore operations, serving as a means of remote inspection, data collection, and logistics.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones are taking on a larger role in offshore operations, serving as a means of remote inspection, data collection, and logistics. Recent field tests have shown that drones can provide a fast, safe and cost-effective solution for the inspection and maintenance of offshore oil and gas facilities. The technology is expected to be embraced by the growing offshore wind energy industry as well.

Applications already delivering industry value range from visual inspection through to methane gas measurement with companies like Flylogix leading the way alongside industry collaborators including BP, Total and Equinor.

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