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Oil & Gas

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) offer the Oil and Gas industry new capabilities that reduce cost and operational risk while also improving efficiency. UAS can be used to measure and quantify oil spills, determine how the oil is moving in water and provide information and imagery to the command center. Infrared (IR) imaging can be extremely helpful to survey oil spills making it easier to see where the oil is spreading. This critical information increases the situational awareness of first responders to the incident, increasing safety and the ability to make better decisions in the clean-up planning efforts.

Another use of UAS is monitoring pipelines. IR imaging capabilities enable the unmanned aircraft to detect leaks that would otherwise not be visible. Additionally, specialized sensors can be used to detect emissions of gas leaks. Applications from asset security, ice monitoring and terrain mapping are just a few ways this highly effective technology can be utilized today.

AeroVironment's unmanned aircraft systems offer the oil & gas industry valuable capabilities that can reduce operational cost and risk, while improving efficiency.

Applications include:
  • Asset, environmental & wildlife surveying
  • Oil spill detection
  • Oil spill damage assessment
  • Oil/Gas pipeline surveillance incident mapping
  • Search and rescue (SAR)
  • Coastline monitoring
  • Sea ice monitoring
  • Terrain mapping
  • Facility security
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