The offshore oil and gas industry is starting to allow robotic technologies be used as means of improving operational efficiency, increasing worker safety, and reducing costs. Autonomous robots are being used topsides to read gauges, discover leaks in wells, record audio and videos, scan the horizon, and identify anomalies. Robots that are suitable for working at subsea, are being developed in a way that can do repair and maintenance activities, perform a range of inspection.
As the offshore oil and gas industry increasingly tends to manage operations remotely and engage fewer workers onboard, the deployment of autonomous robots represents a paradigm shift in offshore operations. Keep reading to learn more about key technologies highlighted below.