Drones Assisting New Talent in Oil and Gas Sector

Drones Assisting New Talent in Oil and Gas Sector

Energy CIO Insights | Monday, May 06, 2019

The applications of unmanned aerial vehicles in the oil and gas in the industry are undoubtedly high. The drone technology benefits the sector in a host of ways including safe and efficient maintenance, monitoring, and offering new solutions to help attract new and young talent.

For oil and gas industry experts, training a younger, tech raised talent can be challenging. Drones equipped with aerial telepresence can help this new workforce. With access to real-time visibility in the field from any place, aerial telepresence allows expert workers to better train and empower the younger employees while promoting the use of innovative technology to improve safety and efficiency. When new talent enters, the sectoral experts can use drones to be more efficient during employee on-boarding. With a drone, experts and new talent can simultaneously get eyes on nearly every inch of the field, quickly which might take days to understand, large and often dangerous areas of terrain, including pipelines, well sites, and tanks.

Oil and gas operators are also utilizing drones to help reduce costs, fuel operational efficiencies and enhance safety. Foe green talents this means an excellent opportunity to learn and excel in profession quickly. Drones enable experts to show incoming skills crucial tasks and asset inspection instead of spending hours of times in fields. Drones save hours on highly manual, and time-consuming tasks and freshers are freed up to focus on higher impact areas on fieldwork including asset integrity, mitigate problems, or adequately respond to situations all helping to increase worker’s efficiency and safety while in the field. Additionally, drones are helping to save significant costs by deploying them to survey and inspect wide ranges of terrain, instead of using trucks, or helicopters.

Understanding the safety risks on the field and knowing to respond to an emergency is vital for new talents. Smart operators can use drones for emergency response and helping to enhance situational awareness. For instance, before operators decide to respond to an emergency like a fire, spill, or gas leak, they can quickly deploy a drone to get aerial photographs of the site and make intelligent decisions.

Drone technology is not just a smart way to onboard new talent but also helps bridge the gap between operators with legacy knowledge and empowering green and ready-to-learn talent. 

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