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February 19, 2018

Dubai Petroleum & Offshore Autonomous Inspection

Offshore inspection for Dubai Petroleum. Photo: Cyberhawk

Offshore inspection for Dubai Petroleum. Photo: Cyberhawk

As part of a framework agreement with Dubai Petroleum, Cyberhawk was appointed to inspect more than 350 risers on 63 offshore platforms. The inspection took only one month to complete, followed by the production of over 90 detailed engineering inspection reports.
 
The rationale behind Dubai Petroleum’s use of UAVs was to quickly complete detailed inspections of all their risers. Risers are traditionally a difficult area of an offshore platform to inspect; in the under deck and the splash zone, options for access, such as abseiling or scaffolding, are limited, extremely time consuming and very expensive. 
Daily reports were produced to notify Dubai Petroleum of potentially serious defects, with detailed inspection reports produced thereafter by Cyberhawk’s experienced oil and gas inspection team. 
On the same project, an additional three elevated flare stacks and 24 bridges were inspected, maximizing the value of the mobilization. 
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