Drone Tech: Providing a Helping Hand to E&P Operators

Drone technology has emerged as a valuable tool for oil and gas operators to manage their work sites and improve their ESG performance.

SeekOps' offshore sensor deployed from a fixed drone wing is controlled and monitored remotely to maximize safety. (Source: SeekOps)

Drone technology has been useful in several fields of business; not to mention it's a cool gadget for people to play with. When the pandemic became widespread in March 2020, companies in oil and gas started looking for more ways to stay productive while working at home. Employing drones to gather data from the fields was the perfect fit.

Even with stay-at-home mandates lifting and offices slowly opening up, drones in the oil and gas field are here to stay due to their numerous advantages.

“Today I think those that have embraced the digital transformation have a competitive advantage,” said Stephen Gold, CMO of SparkCognition. “I think in three years, if you haven't done it, you're at a competitive disadvantage. So today it's like, ‘OK, I'm going to get ahead of everybody.' Tomorrow it's going to be 'I'm behind if I'm not doing these things.'”

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Madison Ratcliff

Madison Ratcliff is an associate editor for Hart Energy's editorial team.