Oil and Gas (onshore)

The ability of Drones to increase efficiencies, reduce risk, and lower costs is increasing interest and propelling rapid growth in the Oil and Gas market.

To date, the majority of work performed in the oil and gas industry by drones has been the small-scale monitoring of pipelines, inspection of critical infrastructure, and geological mapping. These initial applications spur continued development and miniaturisation of high-definition imaging sensors.

One area of interest for the oil and gas industry and regulators alike is methane detection and location around unconventional gas and oilfield production sites. Current methods for surveying, detecting, and locating leaks, are at times too inefficient and costly to conduct, potentially leaving many leaks unrepaired.

Universal Drones have worked in and around the Oil and Gas industry in Australia including supporting in designs and implementing procedures for ease of Drill rigs, Work Over Rigs and Coil Tube Drilling.

All staff hold the correct certification for working in and around the rigs including Well Services Rev 3 at Supervisor level. This with a thorough understanding of Hazardous Zonings, Dewatering and gasses including Flaring off has allowed us to become the Drone Subject Matter Expert in the industry.

  • The drone is able to be used in this industry in the following manner:
  • Route planning between movement between sites
  • Environmental monitoring pre and pro drilling
  • Site inspection whilst in operation (reducing shutdown time)
  • Gas Detection (attached device to drone for monitoring)
  • Water sampling from ponds
  • QA of set-up
  • Emergency monitoring
  • Surveillance of rigs and equipment when between hitches
  • Equipment tracking and monitoring
  • Planning of sites with terrain data and real time images