Sky-Futures launches drone service to inspect, monitor offshore North Sea assets

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK – Sky-Futures has launched two new services designed to inspect and monitor offshore installations in the North Sea: the Rapid Response Service and the Safety Overwatch Service.

With the Rapid Response Service, an inspection team will be mobilized from Aberdeen within 48 hours of an incident. This should enable asset managers to assess their installations to minimize risk to personnel and prevent unnecessary shutdowns in production.

In using the Safety Overwatch Service, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) provides real-time video and high-definition recording of heavy lifting or other topsides operations. This aims to provide an additional layer of safety to various operations, with clients being able to view operations through electronic goggles if desired.

The UAV inspection firm said the announcement followed the largest-ever investment in a drone business in Europe to date, with more than $4 million raised in the funding round.

07/23/2015

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