• DirectIndustry e-Magazine - #15 – DRONES AND DEEPWATER: THE FUTURE OF OIl&GAS - DirectIndustry e-Magazine


    Drones get bad press. They’re often seen only as weapons of war or as a potential danger to aircraft. In this 15th issue of DirectIndustry e-magazine, you will see that they are emerging as an important tool for better and safer inspections in the oil & gas industry.


    This issue also explores the future of offshore oil recovery in the ocean depths. In our interactive infographic, discover how advanced subsea equipment that is operational to 3,000 meters can handle extreme conditions to extract ultra deep-water reserves.


    Also, don’t miss our special coverage of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where 5G and ultra narrow-band were the major themes.

    Drones serve as ‘people multipliers’ allowing oil rig personnel to conduct detailed risk assessments without putting themselves at risk.

    From 3D laser mapping to identifying pipeline corrosion and checking well pads, refineries and chemical plants, the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is on the rise, both onshore and off.   Drones get bad press. They’re often seen only as weapons of war or as a potential danger to aircraft. However, they are...

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    Exploring Subsea Oil & Gas Facilities
    Courtesy of Siemens

    The days of easy oil and gas are over. The future of offshore oil recovery now lies in the ocean depths, down to 3,000 meters, and even beyond. But accessing ultra deep-water reserves necessitates advanced technologies designed for extreme conditions. This interactive infographic presents some of the latest technologies for subsea facilities.

    Click on the hotspot icones to explore.

    Big data could improve the amount of oil being extracted.
    Courtesy of GE

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    From planning and maintenance to equipment deployment, oil well inefficiencies are wide-ranging and require diverse solutions. Low oil prices have resulted in cost-cutting, but efficiency requires investment in new technologies and big data.   Last year GE Intelligent Platforms Software announced a new production...

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    Camille Rustici

    Camille Rustici is a Video Journalist and the Editor-in-Chief for DirectIndustry e-magazine. She has years of experience in business issues for various media including France 24, Associated Press, Radio France…

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    Hicham Dhouibi

    Hicham Dhouibi is a mechanical and process engineer and writer with years of experience in automotive, plastic processing and telecom industries.

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    Abigail Saltmarsh

    Abigail Saltmarsh is a freelance journalist with 25 years’ experience for industry publications (Packaging Europe) and national magazines (The New York Times, International Herald Tribune).

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    Jamie Carter

    Jamie Carter is a journalist based in Wales, who writes about technology for the South China Morning Post, Mashable, MSN, the BBC Sky At Night, TechRadar.com and Korean Air’s Morning Calm.

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