OIL & GAS - DRONE METHOD VS. TRADITIONAL INSPECTIONS
By conducting an inspection of live assets, we eliminated the requirement for a shutdown. Typically, 2 shutdowns are required. One for the analysis of the existing structure, the other for the refurbishment/ replacement required as a result of the existing structure. Our flight concluded that there was no need for a shutdown to repair or refurbish anything on the assets in question.
Our client estimated that with the potential knowledge gained from a UAV inspection, they would be able to eliminate the repair shutdown time by at least 50%. The UAV data would provide actionable insight into the types of materials required for repair, personnel and time requirements to improve operational efficiency.
|The Sky Guys||Traditional|
|INSPECTION||Collecting raw site data for analysis||2 hours on site||7 days on site|
|REQUIRED LABOR||Teams and expertise required for fulfillment||2-man team, pilot and sensor operator||10-man team, including, scaffolding workers, technicians and engineers|
|FLARE STACK SHUTDOWN||For measurement / analysis||No shutdown required||2 days|
|PROJECT FULFILLMENT||Data capture, production of actionable data, delivery||Completed on site||Completed on site|
|COST||Cost to client to collect site data for analysis, including costs associated with flare stack shutdown||$5,566||$25,000 + labour
$5,000,000+ (potential lost revenues during shutdown)
|SAVINGS||97% time savings and 78% cost savings, matching inspection-grade accuracy
99.9% cost savings potential from lost revenues