Traditional methods of inspecting oil and gas assets are dangerous and time-intensive. Teams of roustabouts, engineers, and EHS professionals drive from asset to asset, or walk pipelines, and take notes on a clipboard or mobile device. While helicopters move inspection to the air, they introduce additional safety risks and lack the agility to navigate complex assets and dangerous terrain.
Roustabouts inspect miles of pipeline in a single deployment
Well tenders eliminate drives between pads, as well as hazardous hours spent on the pads themselves
Credentialed pilots, with experience flying oil and gas projects, deploy an array of visual and advanced sensors to collect data over the assets.
Process and Analyze
Overseen by our data scientists, the sensor data is processed by proprietary algorithms that interpret the data.
Deliver and Action
Reports identify potential issues and where they are on your property. When data is collected over time, the resulting operational insights can enable long-term asset management.
Don’t just collect data—get insights. Use our intuitive reporting services to resolve issues or integrate data into asset management and enterprise resource management systems.
Above ground piping and facility inspections
Methane detection and spill monitoring
ROW monitoring for infrastructure health and vegetation encroachment
Construction progress monitoring
Site and route selection, including erosion and elevation evaluation
Thermal monitoring and change detection
Fixed-site security monitoring
Automated berm and containment measurement
Construction management and operations support
External pipeline integrity inspection
Internal tank wall thickness measurements
According to the Center for Disease Control, from 2003 to 2013, the number of work-related fatalities in the oil and gas extraction industry increased 27.6%, with a total of 1,189 deaths, and more than 50% of persons fatally injured were employed by companies that service wells. Flying drones reduces the amount of time well tenders spend in the immediate proximity of
By removing the necessity of manual inspections, oil and gas companies can use well technicians to focus on either higher value-added inspections or maintenance alone. The real economic benefit, then, isn’t in a 22% cost reduction or an increase in the number of
Get Better—and Consistent—Data
Using drones for inspecting oil and gas assets results in higher quality, more consistent, and faster data collection. Helicopter pilots can attempt to fly the same altitude and route over a pipeline or well pad, but a drone can be preprogrammed to run the exact same navigation points and route at the exact same height. Route and height are key to collecting consistent imagery. Not only that, but drones collect structured data that can be aggregated with a larger structured data set and then transmitted directly via API to a
Through our partnerships with SAS,
We’ve built our offerings to scale. From investing in geospatial science expertise to understanding the regulatory environment, we’re able to support a one-time flight or a fully integrated enterprise aerial intelligence program.
The World’s Largest Commercial Drone Pilot Network
More than 15,000 licensed operators are available to fly any site in the United States within 24 to 72 hours.
All our FAA Part 107 certified and insured pilots follow PrecisionHawk’s OSHA-compliant Standard Operating Procedures and an FAA-defined Safety Management System. We also hold an “A” grade from ISNet.
Fast, actionable intelligence
It’s not a PDF or a pile of photos. We offer a web interface with a report you can integrate into your asset management systems.
Leaders in Drone-based Geospatial Science
Our industry-leading team of Ph.D. and remote sensing-accredited geospatial scientists ensure the quality and accuracy of data outcomes.
Experts in Advanced Remote Sensing Hardware
We help you select the best sensor for the job, and understand the unique needs of oil and gas companies.
Services and solutions to help you manage your solar assets
Want to further integrate drones into your preventive maintenance and incident recovery programs? We offer a full suite of services that strengthen the data value chain. The result: You can manage your infrastructure efficiently and effectively.
Colin Snow, Skylogic Research
"We think [PrecisionHawk's recent acquisitions] position the firm as a leading service provider for companies wanting to perform asset inspections—specifically those companies in the oil & gas, insurance, and utility industries that need BVLOS operations."