Robotic technology has progressed to the point where it is now possible to fully automate oil rigs, removing the need for humans to live and work on them.
FREMONT, CA: The oil and gasindustry can utilize remote-controlled robots to perform dangerous drilling activities, eliminating the risks associated with humans performing these tasks. Robots, for example, can use sensors to investigate offshore locations and build 3D maps of the environment so that humans can safely navigate them.
These robots go around on four legs and collect data with microphones, visual and thermal cameras. Gas detectors and thermal cameras are also used to analyze the potential of such areas. Because they can control these robots remotely, they eliminate the hazards involved with humans checking the facilities.
Roughnecking is a word for heavy manual labor and is one of the most dangerous jobs in any industry. Some robots no longer require human roughnecks, reducing the number of deaths, injuries, and losses involved with roughnecking.Roughnecking robots can install Drill pipes under challenging locations such as oil-bearing rocks and even in the ocean. Oil rig employees no longer have to risk their lives to supply consumers with oil thanks to these efficient robots.
Robotic technology has progressed to the point where it is now possible to fully automate oil rigs, removing the need for humans to live and work on them. A renowned offshore oil and gas platform is located in the dangerous North Sea, yet if you were to visit the platform, you would notice no humans working it, thanks to robot technology. People come to the platform once or twice a year, but they never stay long since they don't have to.
Some of the most advanced robots work underwater, doing maintenance and assessing repairs. Docking stations are available on these robots, and employees can control them remotely from the rig. They have snake-like bodies that can readily glide through the water, allowing them to reach inaccessible locations to people.
Underwater robots feature modular designs that can be customized to fulfill a variety of essential functions. Some of these robots move via an Ethernet connection, allowing humans to control them from anywhere on the planet. These robots can carry out checks without causing harm to the environment. They use a self-contained battery system with a low carbon footprint and does not require a parent ship. Underwater robots are used to conduct inspections, which helps organizations reduce accidents and eliminates the need for humans to conduct these inspections.