Sky-Futures 2018 Year in Review [Infographic]

Sky-Futures 2018 Year in Review [Infographic]

2018 was a busy year for the Sky-Futures team.

We have partnered with…

Secured major contract with…

BW Offshore, a global owner and operator of floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels.

Best-in-class software

Our AI-powered Asset Management, Data Analytics and Reporting software EXPANSE is used by global industrial organisations…

We were featured in…

Travelled the world

We ran operations in 5 continents and 13 countries in 2018.

Presented at industry events

We were invited to speak and exhibit at many events in 2018:

Our popular Tech Insights Webinars

attended and watched by hundreds…

We can’t wait to show you what we have planned for 2019. Stay tuned!

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What is it like to be an intern at Sky-Futures?

What is it like to be an intern at Sky-Futures?

Over the last 6 months, Ladislas has been working with us in the Computer Vision Development team as part of his placement year of the Engineering Master’s at MINES ParisTech. As his time at Sky-Futures draws to an end we sat down with Ladislas to chat about his experience and the projects we got him involved in during his time here, as it’s certainly not just been making the brews or photocopies!

Tell us about yourself?

I’m currently undergoing a placement year before the last year of my master’s at Mines ParisTech. I’m very interested in technology and science in general and am always keen to learn new things.

What made you join Sky-Futures?

When I first started looking for an internship, I was looking for something that would have the following: responsibility, a steep learning curve and a chance to work on an actual product that would be used by clients around the world. After contacting Sky-Futures regarding a potential internship, they offered me just that.

What have you learned working at Sky-Futures?

Since day 1 here, people have seen me as an employee, not an intern. This allowed me to be a part of multiple projects which aimed to make the inspection process for industrial companies easier, faster and ultimately more cost-efficient.

I know for a fact that this has been an ideal internship for me. I have much better technical skills, a much better idea of the professional world and a much better idea of what I want as a career than I did in June. This wouldn’t have been possible if Sky-Futures hadn’t given me the opportunity to see what developing cutting-edge software looked like and let me be a key part of it.

What advice would you give to other people looking to apply for internships at Sky-Futures?

If you are looking for a cosy internship that will allow you to sit back, use what you know and write a piece of code that will ultimately end up on a hard drive in a cupboard in a basement to collect dust… be my guest. Many companies offer that, and it may be intellectually stimulating, but you may end up working months on something that has no real value.

If, however, you want to be part of a close-knit team, where you can learn from experienced drone pilots on how useful data is collected, from the sales team about where the industry is and where they want to be and finally the tech team who will be more than willing to entrust you with a difficult challenge all whilst giving you the resources, guidance and freedom to overcome it to the best of your abilities then this might just be the one.

You’ll find that your soft skills, as well as your technical skills, will be tried, tested and improved as you may need to explain to a variety of customers, in person or through demos, how various pieces of the software work and how it will ultimately help them.

There was a steep learning curve to face but thankfully I was lucky enough to be surrounded by the extremely friendly people who work here and helped me overcome it! I would like to thank everyone at Sky-Futures for helping, teaching and supporting me throughout my time here.

Monthly Cream Tea with the team

We strongly believe that interns are a great part of Sky-Futures culture; they bring with them fresh thinking, motivation and a dedication to learn. Hopefully, Ladislas’ story will inspire others to go forth and find work placements! Feel free to drop us a line if you believe you’d enjoy an internship at Sky-Futures.

Sky-Futures chooses XD4SOLUTIONS as delivery partner in Brazil for advanced industrial inspection

Sky-Futures chooses XD4SOLUTIONS as delivery partner in Brazil for advanced industrial inspection

We are pleased to announce our partnership with XD4SOLUTIONS, the leading Brazilian UAV operator to offer end-to-end industrial inspection services and software to a wide range of industries in Brazil.

A core part of the strategy for Sky-Futures is the focus on a local first approach. The partnership will offer existing and new customers Sky-Futures’ world-class services, training and software, with XD4SOLUTIONS local support and experience.

XD4SOLUTIONS come from a manned aviation background which shows in their professional approach to project delivery and safety. Having XD4SOLUTIONS as our delivery partner in Brazil provides a local suite of services that deliver cost-saving and time-efficient solutions. The capability combines drones, experienced inspectors and Sky-Futures Artificial Intelligence-powered Expanse data platform and data analytics tools.

James Harrison

CEO and Co-founder, Sky-Futures

The partnership has seen XD4SOLUTIONS remote pilots and inspection engineers trained by Sky-Futures experienced instructors over the last 6 months, with in-country support and mentoring. In this short time, Sky-Futures and XD4SOLUTIONS integrated teams have already successfully executed various inspection scopes together, including on an offshore FPSO for Modec de Brazil.

It is a great pleasure for XD4SOLUTIONS to be partnered with Sky-Futures. We see Sky-Futures as the world’s leading provider of drone-based inspection services to the global industrial markets. We have a well-known background providing services to some major Brazilian Industries. There will be no doubt that this partnership will provide high-level professional services to the increasing demand of the South American market.

Pierre Verardi

CEO, XD4SOLUTIONS

About XD4SOLUTIONS

XD4SOLUTIONS, located in the Brazilian city of Vitoria, is a UAV Operator which provides professional inspections using drones in external and confined areas, as well as maintenance support. To keep assets functioning properly, they aim at close to zero shutdown time for those inspected units. XD4SOLUTIONS’ Technical Staff are composed of Engineers working on the inspections and analysis, along with experienced Offshore helicopter pilots, acting as UAV operators. With more than 15 years of heli operations on the field each, XD4SOLUTIONS pilots have logged thousands of take-offs and landings on several vessels, bringing and adding valuable expertise to our UAV Offshore & Onshore segment.

For more information visit the XD4SOLUTIONS website

Elia Uses Drones and Data Analytics to Automate Inspection Process

Elia Uses Drones and Data Analytics to Automate Inspection Process

Sky-Futures has recently worked with Elia, a major European Transmission System Operator (TSO) in an innovation project combining drone inspections and data analytics software to automate the inspection process.

Customer Needs

The inspections of Elia’s infrastructure including towers and overhead lines generate a large volume of data. Elia has recognised the need for a data management and reporting system to facilitate all the captured data, as well as optimising its potential use.

The Proof of Concept

The data is being hosted in Expanse, Sky-Futures’ cloud-based asset management, data analytics and reporting software. Powered by Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence, Expanse provided Elia several benefits in terms of how asset inspection data is stored, analysed, reported and shared.

The collected data was labelled and processed in Expanse. Present defects or anomalies were highlighted and put into a category e.g. corrosion. This allows Sky-Futures to tune the Artificial Intelligence algorithm to perform the automatic identification of anomalies. This means that on the next flight, the pilot could upload the collected images into Expanse, and these anomalies will be automatically identified and associated with the corresponding asset. With the automation of certain tasks, like object identification, inspections and maintenance can be done faster and more efficiently.

We are pleased to work with Elia to introduce a higher quality and more efficient inspection regime using Sky-Futures’ Expanse software platform. The project will help Elia capitalise on the efficiencies provided by drone-based inspections by automating the inspection process, so the Engineering teams can use the data at scale.

Chris Blackford

COO, Sky-Futures

Expanse allows Elia to achieve OPEX savings and enables them to prioritise maintenance work, informed by a deep understanding of asset condition.

About Elia

Elia is Belgium’s high-voltage transmission system operator (30 kV to 380 kV), operating over 8,600 km of lines and underground cables throughout Belgium and Germany. The company transmits electricity from generators to distribution system operators, which then supply SMEs and homes. Elia also has contracts with major industrial users that directly connect to its high-voltage grid.

Read more about the project here

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Manufacturing Plant Blended Inspections – A Bureau Veritas Case Study

Manufacturing Plant Blended Inspections – A Bureau Veritas Case Study

Everyday practice has shown that maintaining industrial plant facilities is by no mean an easy task. A complete inspection of a manufacturing site, usually consisting of buildings and machinery is often complex and challenging.

Sky-Futures has joined forces with Bureau Veritas, the world leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) services to deliver drone inspection services in various disciplines for Bureau Veritas’ clients, ensuring they remain compliant with current safety regulations and standards.

Bureau Veritas’ technical knowledge paired with Sky-Futures’ blended inspection capability combining drones, experienced inspectors and Expanse data analytics tools offer industrial companies a robust, efficient and cost-effective solution to maintain complex plants and meet statutory requirements.

Customer Needs

Sky-Futures worked with Bureau Veritas surveyor team to survey a client’s large production plant providing an in-depth view of the condition of their crane gantry track.
To perform the inspection, the client needed to shut down production and use time-consuming and costly methods such as MEWP’s (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms) and scaffolding. The project was particularly challenging this time as there is no physical way to get access to 40% of the gantry that needed to be inspected without dismantling the plant, which could be extremely costly for the client.

Track inspected

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Inaccessible area

Partner at a glance

Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high-quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

Since 2017, Bureau Veritas and Sky-Futures have joined forces in a pioneering new partnership, offering customers with a blended inspection capability combining drones, experienced inspectors and Sky-Futures’ Expanse data platform and data analytics tools.

Solutions

By deploying the Elios collision-tolerance drone with a high-resolution camera, the inaccessible areas were accessed and the 400m of track and gantry were inspected. Only small sections of the production plant were shut down during the 2-day inspection.

The inspection was conducted by a team of two people: Sky-Futures drone pilot and Bureau Veritas engineer. The 400m inspected area was split into 10-meter sections. Each section was surveyed from both sides using the Elios, taking approximately 15 minutes to complete including establishing a safety parameter and all necessary flight check.

The established workflow meant that while the pilot conducted the sectional aerial survey, the Bureau Veritas engineer surveyor reviewed the high-resolution inspection footage from the previous flight.

The drones were without a doubt a great asset during this inspection, providing certain lighting and angles that we would not have been able to get otherwise. As the whole inspection was also being recorded the image quality was phenomenal, allowing me to see in more detail than if I was inspecting with my own eyes, and clarifying things that maybe would have challenged me before. This technology has also been very well received by our clients.

David Page

Engineer Surveyor, Bureau Veritas

Results

Deploying the Elios drone has proved to be the safest, fastest and best approach to address the access challenges faced at this industrial facility.

The inspection of track components by drone is significantly cost-saving as it is much faster and safer than set up scaffolding or having an engineer for physical inspection. Drones reduce the requirement for working at height and in confined spaces, allowing Bureau Veritas engineers to undertake a safe first audit so that further inspection and maintenance can be prioritised.

Days Inspection

Mission pictures taken by Elios drone in confined space

Inspection Applications

Sky-Futures works with Bureau Veritas in various internal and external deployments including building condition assessment, thermal and photogrammetry survey, driving down the cost of inspection solution and mitigating risk.

  • Roof survey (visual and thermal)
  • Large structures e.g. elevated conveyors
  • Large tank inspection, internal and external
  • Inspections requiring scaffold or SkyLift / MEWP
  • Dangerous access, e.g. above water, stockpile
  • Chimneys, boiler rooms, vent stacks and furnaces
  • Additional services such as site survey and perimeter fence inspection

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The Future of Industrial Inspection: Interview with Sky-Futures’ CEO

The Future of Industrial Inspection: Interview with Sky-Futures’ CEO

Earlier this year, Sky-Futures’ CEO James Harrison was invited to speak at the Commercial UAV Expo Europe which took place on April 10-11, 2018, in Amsterdam. James took part in two workshops “Should your drone programme be in-house or outsourced” and “Newest Technologies on the Horizon for Commercial UAVs

On this occasion, James was interviewed to share his view on the future of industrial inspection: “By taking a huge amount of visual data and having that structured in databases, we can move from time-based or risk-based inspections, all the way through to predictive maintenance; focusing on the efficiency of assets by minding the historical data sets, measuring problems and predicting them for the future.”

Watch the interview below

About Commercial UAV Expo Europe

Commercial UAV Expo is a conference and exhibition exclusively focused on the commercial UAV market covering industries including Surveying & Mapping; Civil Engineering & Infrastructure; Mining & Aggregates; Construction; Process, Power & Utilities; Precision Agriculture; Law Enforcement, Emergency Response and Search & Rescue.

In the conference program, experts will share the latest developments and opportunities for commercial drones related to large asset owners in select vertical industries. The international exhibition includes airframe manufacturers, component and sensor suppliers, software developers and service companies.

For more information visit the Commercial UAV Expo Europe website

Has Artificial Intelligence (AI) really arrived in the commercial drone world?

Has Artificial Intelligence (AI) really arrived in the commercial drone world?

There is chatter aplenty on Linkedin and other media sources about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its application in the drone-based inspection and data analysis market. The purpose of this blog is to dispel some of the myths and shine a bit of light on the realities of AI.

I am the co-founder of Sky-Futures but my background is not technology. My goal is to translate the technology we develop into a message that everyone can understand. Hopefully, this and future blogs can assist enterprises and others to sift through the marketing froth and get a true picture of what technology exists today and how it is useful to them.

Chris Blackford

COO & Co-founder, Sky-Futures

What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

If you look up the meaning of AI, one way of describing it is, “…intelligence demonstrated by machines in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans and other animals.” It applies where a machine mimics the cognitive functions that we associate with things such as human learning. However, people often misappropriate the term AI when describing automatic data analysis, data quantification or a computer vision process or technique. That isn’t to say that some of the techniques and processes used could not be described as AI, it’s just that the term is very overused when companies market their products.

What technology exists today to support automatic data/image analysis?

For me, technology is binary in terms of its application; it either adds value or it does not. There is a tendency to get about new technology because it can be as magical as Harry Potter. Once the excitement has subsided, there is one question that every enterprise must ask. Is the technology relevant and does it add value?

At Sky-Futures, we are focused on the industrial inspection market. Think large, vertical, metal structures and the like. In these markets, drones are used to inspect cell towers, transmission towers, oil rigs, ships, bridges etc. The inspection process is looking for anomalies such as corrosion, cracks, bends, breaks and missing parts.

Our goal at Sky-Futures is to bring a fully automated, end-to-end, drone-based inspection solution to clients through our Expanse software platform. Whilst we cannot directly influence how drone hardware develops, we have total control over how and where we automate the data analysis and data reporting process. The technology we have developed (and continue to develop), solves real problems faced by real customers.

I’m now going to bring this blog back to AI, or rather the early stages of what is often referred to as AI. Automating the entire data analysis and reporting process will not happen overnight. It requires large volumes of data and the right tools and techniques being applied to that data. At Sky-Futures, we are constantly bringing new technology into our software that delivers value today rather than something sentient that is fantastical and still years away. You only have to search for AI online to see the plethora of videos promoting something that looks incredible but won’t exist for years. The technology we sell already exists. It works and is in use by customers all over the world – in the areas of Renewables, Oil and Gas, Utilities, Telecoms and Bridges, and more.

A recent example of the application of our technology comes from the electricity transmission and distribution (T&D) market. Customers can have thousands or tens of thousands of towers. Traditional inspection techniques rely on climbers or helicopter inspections collecting large volumes of image data packaged up with…no software and just the human eye. Imagine wading through thousands of high MP imagery to find anomalies and report on the condition of the towers. A slow and extremely tedious process that likely leads to a lot of information being missed. It is also an incredibly inefficient use of an engineer’s time.

Sky-Futures built the Expanse software platform to remove this inefficiency and turn engineers from being report writers to decision makers. For the T&D market, one of our machine learning tools will automatically locate corrosion on transmission towers. If you are a company with 1,000 towers, your engineers are faced with inspecting thousands of images to find, locate and grade corrosion. Why leave an engineer to spend days poring over this amount of data when a machine learning tool could do it in less than an hour? This makes the process many times more efficient and helps focus the engineer on the data that allows them to make asset integrity and operational decisions.

This is one of many examples of Sky-Futures using machine learning and computer vision tools to significantly enhance the drone-based inspection and data analysis process.

Drones Training – Keeping Humans In The Loop

Drones Training – Keeping Humans In The Loop

To borrow a military term, ‘train hard, fight easy’. But that’s often easier said than done. For a new technology like drones, which promise to radically disrupt enterprise and legacy inspection process, how exactly do you execute the drones training needed to exploit the advantages? It’s a fact that drones de-risk your entire operation, cut costs by 80% and improve efficiency by over 50%. Yet like anything new, it takes understanding, planning, implementation and – most importantly – training.

For one thing, what about the people within your organisation who see this new technology as a threat to their own jobs? Do they realise that there is still the need for a human in the loop? And that by embracing drones, they will be part of a revolution creating several thousand new employment opportunities in the UK alone by 2030?

Game changing tech must be managed

Then there are the senior managers in your business. Do they understand the value impact of drones and the potential savings that a carefully thought-out drone strategy can deliver? Managing the introduction of game-changing technology into your business can be difficult. Fortunately, businesses like Sky-Futures have ‘been there, done that, and got the t-shirt’. The hard work entailed in understanding the marketplace has been done. We find ourselves uniquely placed to enable businesses to utilise drone technology.

Sky-Futures does this by enabling businesses with a fit-for-purpose drone strategy – putting technology and data at the heart of its proposition. By supporting the technology with the right level of software, consultancy, services and training for your business, we can help you derive as much value and insight into the data collected by a connected device like a drone.

So a partnership like the one recently forged between Sky-Futures, and the leading global Air Navigation Service Provider NATS, is crucial. Working in unison, we can ensure that your business gets a tailored and fit for purpose introduction to game-changing drone technology. Routinely, businesses are bringing drone services in-house following an initial period of service provision by a third party drone company. This decision enables a business to control the entire data process and aggregate the value of data over time.

We must teach ourselves – before we teach robots

What has this got to do with drone pilot training? Well, quite a lot, since the drone is simply a tool to gather data. Nowasday it’s all about the data – ‘data is the new oil’. Before total autonomy happens, where robots decide for themselves where and when to fly, we must teach them. To teach the robots we must teach ourselves. To teach ourselves to gather data safely and procedurally, we must learn in a fit for purpose scenario-based environment from instructors who also have safety critical domain expertise.

Sky-Futures Training Academies

This is where the Sky-Futures Training Academies in UK and USA come in. They are best in class training facilities to allow your business to safely learn how to use drones and collect data systematically in an environment appropriate to your organisation. With a combination of Sky-Futures’ deep domain understanding of vertical infrastructures (wind turbines, power lines, rail systems, bridges, oil and gas platforms) and NATS’ complete understanding of the airspace that drones inhabit, there is no need to look any further. And remember, in adopting drone technology, you will always need to keep humans in the loop.

Oil and Gas drone inspections aid Gulf of Mexico post-hurricane recovery

Oil and Gas drone inspections aid Gulf of Mexico post-hurricane recovery

Hurricane season is upon us. The time of year from June to October is one for preparation and training, particularly for the operators that man the 3,000 offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Due to a mild winter, waters in the Gulf are already warmer than normal. This higher temperature allows for storms to develop and strengthen more quickly. Tropical meteorologists from Colorado State are predicting 11 tropical storms in 2017, four of which could strengthen into hurricanes and two of those are predicted to develop into major hurricanes with winds greater than 110 mph. Anyone that lives or operates near the GOM knows it only takes one to have a devastating effect on lives and the economy.

Oil & Gas companies have established procedures in place to ensure the safety of their workers. Normally, non-essential workers are evacuated and a core group is left behind to perform shutdown operations and secure the platform. This group is then helicoptered to shore and the platform is monitored remotely if possible. This is the most costly time for oil companies. Every day shut-down is millions of dollars lost.

When the storm passes the rigs must be reoccupied and brought back online. Before this can happen the rigs shall be inspected and deemed safe. Hurricanes have caused massive damage to facilities in the past. After Katrina in 2005, it took 600,000 man hours to fix Shell’s Mars platform. Some of the storm damage is obvious to the eye and some structural damage requires a closer inspection. Currently, pre-boarding inspections are accomplished from helicopters and boats. An obvious tool to assist in these inspections is a drone.

A more detailed and comprehensive look at the platform can be accomplished by drone with zero risks to personnel. In only a few hours, the drones can identify dropped object hazards and give a detailed inspection of the helideck, access points and walk-ways. The core crew and inspection teams can board with confidence and begin preparing the platform for operations.

Drones will be an integral part of post-storm inspections this year. Some operators have already included them in their post-hurricane operations plan, and those that have not, most likely will by the end of this season.

Drones regulations: The need of industry standard and guidance

Drones regulations: The need of industry standard and guidance

Do we need drone regulations?

Why should a government agency care if you crash a drone into a bridge, fly into a wind turbine or crash land on a solar panel? If you have passed your Part 107 in the USA, or secured a UK CAA Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) and have adequate insurance cover, surely that’s enough? Who has got time for centralised regulation, bureaucracy and overzealous local government personnel?

In the drone market today, most service businesses are solopreneurs and small fewer than 50 person businesses. We don’t want to waste time and effort on activities that provide zero return. However, we do want industry-led standards and guidance, enabling safe operations within each industry sector (e.g. Telecoms or utilities).

As the drone industry has matured, the industry sectors themselves have looked to the companies providing the professional services to set the standards. This is a much healthier and more beneficial route. It means that the well respected and safe operators can shape and drive the requirements based on their experience alongside their industry peers.

Yet, when a company finds itself in this position it can take two distinct approaches. A company could aim to make the standard so onerous that no one else can compete in the market; this short-term view can only provide protection for a limited period and is harmful to the wider community in terms of the adoption of the technology. The second approach focusses on safe and fast adoption through transparent guidance. Operators and end users collaborate to agree on a standard within each industry sector clearly setting out its own standards and guidance for working, to benefit the entire community.

The safety requirements for surveying a mine are different from working offshore on an oil platform, and this is reflected in the difference in the respective risk assessments, method statements and operating procedures. Overall, the more companies working safely and proving the return on investment for drones within each industry sector helps to speed adoption and awareness. This is good for all businesses involved.

What have we done to help the wider industry?

Sky-Futures has worked to establish: industry guidance; internal audited best practice for a drone company; verification for our inspection methodology and outputs; sector-specific management and guidance; and training and certification. By doing this we have set out a best practice blueprint for companies who want to utilise drones for commercial industrial inspection.

Guidance Notes

The first guidance notes published by Lloyd’s Register were based on Sky-Futures best practice. We provided an inspection of a vessel in Singapore following significant planning with Lloyd’s Register and other industrial end users. The results were shared freely with all parties and the benefits discussed and challenged openly. From our side, Steve Moir our Engineering Manager worked to establish the KPIs for success and oversaw the trials. The goal was to further legitimise and speed up the adoption of drones in the O&G and maritime sectors. Lloyd’s Register published the guidance notes for interested parties to download from their website so that anyone could access this information from a highly respected and trusted source.

Lloyd’s Register has an active research programme for robotics and unmanned systems… One area we are focusing on is the safety aspect of this new technology, and how we integrate it with existing safety processes and ensure we use it to enhance safety and to limit the introduction of new risks.

Jason Knights

Head of External Relations, Lloyd’s Register

Audited standard

We subsequently worked with SGS after passing their audit standard to further refine industry best practice. Working with Tracy Lamb, an aviation professional within SGS, we collaborated to ensure that our best practice could be adopted by industry. This does two things – firstly, it helps end customers choose between providers of industrial inspection services based on internal processes and safety meaning that the purchasing department can benchmark the service companies against each other in a more informed way. Secondly, it enables drone inspection businesses to go through an audit with SGS to help to get up to the same level and enhance their own processes and standards thereby increasing safety and professionalism.

Sky-Futures is an operator that has differentiated itself in this field through its dedication to achieving robust safety and risk standards and adopting global best practice.

Tracy Lamb

Global RPAS Safety Manager, SGS

Verified drone inspection standard

A significant goal was to get the drone inspection service methodology and outputs officially accepted by the industry. Working with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), we helped create an ‘External Specialist Rating’ in the USA that accepts drone inspection as a methodology. Inspection companies using drones for maritime inspections now have a recognised path to follow to achieve ABS approval, and end clients can purchase services with confidence knowing that the inspection technique is approved.

Sector specific management standards and guidance

Finally, we worked on industry guidance with Oil and Gas UK, BP, ConocoPhillips, Shell and service providers. The working group produced and agreed on the ‘Operational management standards and guidelines‘, which is published by Oil and Gas UK.

The intention is to encourage offshore operators planning on using this emerging technology to think about the whole operating and safety system offshore and not just the air vehicle.

Mr Borwell

HSE Director, Oil and Gas UK

Training and certification

However, being a new technology there are companies that want to provide industrial inspection and other drone data commercially, but have no experience. We leverage our 6 years of commercial experience and knowledge of the industry standards and guidance to offer world-leading drone training and certification for industrial inspection and emergency services in both the USA and UK.

Drones don’t need regulations. Instead, the industry needs to set standards and guidelines. We are at the beginning of the drone market, so the more professional companies that are involved driving standards and educating the end users, the faster the adoption.