Applus+ RVIS Project Demonstrates Strong Drone Potential for Oil and Gas Industry

Drones on oil and gas assets have demonstrated strong potential to execute rescue operations, optimize processes and strengthen security, according to a project conducted by Spain-based remote visual inspection services provider Applus+ RVIS.

Based on the one-month performance of inspection drones and pilots deployed in Dutch oil and gas company NAM, Applus+ RVIS has discovered 50 applications of drones. These range from locating individuals within five minutes in small-site rescue, detecting heat loss or product cooling within pipes with infrared cameras, preventing collateral damage from water accumulation on roofs and monitoring suspicious activities on assets.

A complete list of the 50 applications can be found at:

For more on expanded drone applications, read: “The Drone Evolution at SXSW” here.

By Roxanne Liu, Inside Unmanned Systems Correspondent

The Drone Evolution at SXSW