UAVOS Demonstrates Drones’ Capabilities in Hydrocarbon Exploration

UAVOS successfully deployed the drones in aerial photography and multilevel magnetic prospecting surveys to collect data for pipeline construction, having successfully deployed its advanced technology for the company in Northern Europe. Automated scanning and area surveying has been carried out by the  UAVOS’ Borey unmanned aircraft and the UVH-170 gasoline powered unmanned helicopter. 

Used across an area of around 150 km, UAVOS’ drones covered the area twenty times faster than would have been possible on the ground, as well as being three times cheaper than traditional methods involving ground teams. Herewith, the Gas & Oil company has saved around $400.000 through gathered data accuracy. Moreover, this technology means geological prospecting can be undertaken at the most inaccessible areas, at any time of year.

Magnetic mapping surveys are a geological prospecting technique allowing initial information on rock formation and structure to be obtained by measuring the geomagnetic field at the surface. 

The magnetic mapping using the UVH-170 unmanned helicopter has demonstrated efficiency of the drone-backed technology. Having been sufficiently maneuverable to fly at the required altitudes, ranging from 50 to 100 meters the UVH-170 flew for up to 5 hours, covering 350 kilometers, at a speed of up to 75 kilometers per hour. Moreover, the unmanned helicopter can operate in a wide range of temperatures from −30 to +40°C with windy conditions up to 14 mps.

Following the drone inspection, UAVOS’ mapping professionals provided the client with a detailed report which included high-definition orthomosaic images for import into GIS, Digital surface model (DSM) and digital terrain model (DTM) as well as 3D images to  use them in planning the project construction.

Aliaksei Stratsilatau, Co-Founder and CEO of UAVOS, commented: “The modern oil industry is inextricably linked with cutting-edge technologies. With the help of advanced solutions companies which operate in the Gas & Oil sector are optimizing their business processes, making them more efficient and safer for people and for the environment. Unmanned aircraft are opening up new approaches for oil workers in geological exploration and field development.”

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