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New technology for offshore installations

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Oilfield Technology,

Sky-Futures is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspection specialist for the oil and gas industry. The company has announced that it has expanded its services with the launch of a rapid response service and safety overwatch service to inspect and monitor offshore installations, available to operators and contractors in the North Sea.

The Sky-Futures is expanding is services following the purchase of a new office in Aberdeen in June and the hiring of a new Engineering Manager, Steve Moir.

Services overview

As part of its rapid response service, Sky-Futures will mobilise an inspection team from Aberdeen within 48 hours of request. This enables asset managers to make rapid assessments of their installations, thereby allowing them to minimise risk to personnel and prevent unnecessary shutdowns in production.

The new safety overwatch service provides real time video and high definition recording of heavy lifting or other topside operations as an additional layer of safety for operations both onshore and offshore, using UAVs.

Sky-Futures services prevent loss of production

Steve Moir, Sky-Futures Engineering Manager, who will lead the new rapid response service, said: “With aging assets and the current drop in oil price, Sky-Futures understands that now more than ever, preventing loss of production is critical. Our UAV Inspection Service is available at short notice, and for preventative routine maintenance of assets, both safer and more cost-effective than previous techniques.”

Adapted from press release by David Bizley

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