Oil company Messoyakhaneftegaz has begun testing with drone flights to be able to assess its 485 km pipeline that leads to the Eastern Messoyakha field.
Pilot tests of unmanned aerial vehicles were carried out on the Eastern Messoyakha. “Smart” machines will allow Messoyahaneftegaz specialists, leading the development of the polar field, to quickly obtain information on the status of pipelines and onshore production infrastructure in hard-to-reach areas of the license area.
Data of aerial photography, video monitoring and 3D visualisation of objects will be used in the work of the multifunctional geographic information system Messoyakhi, will increase the safety and economic efficiency of the oil and gas condensate field in autonomous and harsh arctic climate. UAVs will help oilmen to strengthen environmental control at production facilities.
Pavel Zakurdaev, Chief Specialist of the Pipeline Operation Department of Messoyakhaneftegaz:
“The task of pilot tests of unmanned aerial vehicles at the East Messoyakhsky field is to confirm the declared technical characteristics of the monitoring system of the objects. We checked the accuracy of visual control, the ability of UAVs to remotely locate equipment damage. According to the results, it was decided to use unmanned aerial vehicles on Messoyakha”.
Unmanned aerial vehicles will appear in the service of the oilmen of Russia's northernmost mainland field as early as 2019.
Image courtesy of Messoyakhaneftegaz.
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