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SkyX to provide Denbury with aerial monitoring solution

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SkyX, a leading provider of global aerial data solutions for infrastructure assets, and Denbury Onshore, LLC, a subsidiary of Denbury Inc., have entered into a multi-year asset monitoring agreement.

Under the agreement, SkyX will deploy a fleet of long-range aerial Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAVs) to monitor portions of Denbury's extensive Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) asset base and Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS) pipeline infrastructure in the Gulf Coast. The UAVs will acquire high-quality aerial data that, when processed and analysed by SkyX's innovative SkyVision software, will provide a clear, detailed snapshot of asset health and environmental conditions surrounding these assets.

With repetitive monitoring, the captured data will then be aggregated and used in machine learning processes that provide benchmark information designed to enhance preventive maintenance programmes. This improved asset accessibility and visibility is achieved with low carbon impact UAV technology, a departure from traditional emission production inspection vehicles such as trucks, planes and helicopters.

"SkyX provides a reliable and consistent inspection method that helps to protect our customers' assets and the environment. The partnership with Denbury represents an important industry step toward more sophisticated and environmentally conscious asset inspection and monitoring practices. Denbury's strategic focus on safety and environment is consistent with our vision to provide long-range asset monitoring through the energy transition," said Didi Horn, founder and CEO at SkyX.

"After evaluating other drone-as-a-service solutions, we believe that the advantages of partnering with SkyX are significant, including expertise in long-range UAV technology and in-depth analysis of high-quality aerial data," said David Sheppard, Denbury's Senior Vice President of Operations. "Utilising this data-driven, machine learning approach is a great addition to our comprehensive asset integrity programme and is another way that we can protect both our assets and the areas where we operate. Together, we're leading the next generation of asset integrity."

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