For today’s operators, project managers, and field personnel, activities including asset maintenance and inspection represent a critical yet time consuming, highly manual, and often dangerous part of daily operations. The ability to monitor large geographical areas, ensure infrastructure is operating as needed, and report and address issues that arise quickly requires collaboration across distributed teams. With real-time aerial visibility powered by Cape Aerial Telepresence™, oil & gas operators can improve operational efficiencies and reduce costs, all while maintaining worker safety.
Real-Time Visibility For Asset Inspection & Maintenance
With drones, the hours of windshield time previously spent by field personnel driving tower to tower for routine asset inspection is drastically reduced. Project managers can quickly and easily deploy Cape-enabled drones to act as virtual eyes on their assets, covering vast areas of infrastructure and providing immediate access to critical insights. With the ability for authorized users to view the livestream in real-time, distributed teams can more easily collaborate to prevent and solve for potential issues.
Improving Worker Safety & Incident Response Times
Traditionally, with the sound of an alarm, tower climbers were dispatched to identify issues and determine best course of action for resolution. With drones, teams can more quickly get expert eyes on the equipment without having to send an engineer to the field, keeping workers out of harm’s way and slashing the time to problem resolution significantly.
Reducing Labor and Maintenance Costs
For many operators, the tenured experts traditionally relied upon to identify and diagnose infrastructure issues aren’t readily available in the field, resulting in costly travel expenses to get eyes on the situation at hand. With the ability to remotely pilot and manipulate a drone from anywhere in the world, labor and maintenance expenses are reduced, and teams are freed up to focus on high-impact activities