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‘Global Inspection Robots Market in the Oil and Gas Industry Market 2015 - 2019’

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Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ‘Global Inspection Robots Market in the Oil and Gas Industry Market 2015 - 2019’ report to their offering.

The global inspection robots market in the oil and gas industry to grow at a CAGR of 20.46% over the period 2014 - 2019.

The report covers the current scenario and the growth prospects of the global inspection robots market in the oil and gas industry for the period of 2015 - 2019. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated through the sales of various inspection robots in the oil and gas industry. The report includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Oil and gas inspection robots

Inspection robots play an important part in the oil and gas industry by taking the invaluable role of inspection, monitoring, and surveillance of complex structures in oil and gas, and, thereby, averting any disasters that may occur otherwise. The use of these robots help in reducing human intervention, increase operational efficiency, reduces cost and improves safety.

Companies are diverting substantial funds to innovate and improve the quality and technology of sensors and achieve a better competitive market edge. For example, in collaboration with the oil and gas giant Shell, Carnegie Mellon University developed the Sensabot especially to withstand severe weather and extremes of temperatures with numerous sensors to inspect oil and gas equipment and over ground pipelines.

Offshore activity

According to the report, the increase in offshore drilling activity is one of the major drivers in the global inspection robots market in the oil and gas industry. There is increased interest in extracting oil and gas from offshore to ensure supply to meet the increasing worldwide demand especially due to the continued depletion of onshore resources. Offshore oil and gas explorations represent an untapped yet expensive and inaccessible supply of valuable resources.


Further, the report states that the ROV has some disadvantages like limited depth range due to the limitation of the length of the umbilical cable. It may not be feasible to operate in shallow waters, as the equipment needs a hard boat to operate. The equipment may also not be able to function well in areas with strong water currents and water turbulence. ROVs can themselves interfere with the water sediments.

The market is divided into the following segments based on product types:

  • Remotely operated vehicles.
  • Autonomous underwater vehicles.
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles.
  • Unmanned ground vehicles.

Key vendors:

  • Alstom Inspection Robots.
  • Honeybee Robotics.
  • Inuctun Services.

Other prominent vendors:

  • FMC Technologies.
  • Hydrovision.
  • IKM Subsea.
  • International Submarine Engineering.

    More information from the report can be found here.

    Edited from source by Stephanie Roker

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