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Published on Dec 7, 2012
In Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, BP conducted pilot testing of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology to enhance pipeline inspection and safety. Equipped with high-resolution cameras, the Aeryon Scout provides visual inspections of equipment, helping crews assess and respond to maintenance needs. The small rotor-wing aircraft is flown from a hand-held tablet computer.
BP Alaska conducted the trials in cooperation with the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) in Fall 2012.
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