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Robotic Inspection in OIL & GAS facilities

The global demand for energy continues to rise. As such, oil and gas companies need to improve not only their productivity and efficiency, but also the safety of employees and others in their facilities and the integrity of all assets. That's where autonomous robotic inspection comes in.

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AUTOMATING inspection in oil & Gas plants

THE NEED: rise in expenses

Oil, gas, and petrochemical companies are expected to experience a significant increase in expenses related to health, safety and environmental regulations. These expenses are expected to rise from $39 billion in 2019 to $56 billion in 2030. This rise is attributed to:

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Rising Costs for Deployments in High-Risk Facilities
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Higher Standards of Safety in Oil and Gas
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High proportion of remote facilities
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Legacy / Ageing Facilities

THE cost-effective solution: Robotic inspection

These challenges all point to one logical solution: autonomous inspection robots.

Our robot agnostic software optimises inspections in oil, gas, and petrochemical companies. Our end-to-end software solution enables robots to perform never-before completed tasks in potentially explosive ATEX (and IECEx) work environments. It enables inspection robots to see, hear, smell, measure, move, and act.

All these tasks are completed autonomously and with our software’s focus on data accuracy. A diverse fleet of autonomous robots powered by our software enable safer, more efficient, and less expensive management. Robot operators can monitor and control a fleet of robots remotely, using widely available and pre-existing internet infrastructure such as private WiFi networks and 3G, 4G and 5G.

The Future has already started: Since 2019 leading global energy companies and service providers have equipped their facilities worldwide with robots brain-powered by our software. While Energy Robotics is responsible for the brain of the robots and the whole software stack, the commercially available ATEX (and IECEx) certified mobile ground robot hardware comes from our partner ExRobotics.
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ExR-2: The flagship inspector for ATEX(and IECEx) Zone 1 areas

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Our software solution enables robots to inspect potentially explosive ATEX (and IECEx) Zone 1 areas

value addition in oil & GAS Operations

ATEX and IECEx certified

We equip robots to perform inspection rounds in potentially explosive ATEX (and IECEx) Zone 1 environments that are commonly found in oil and gas facilities.

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Early gas leak detection

Frequent and reliable inspection rounds carried out by robots equipped with sensitive gas detectors ensure early detection of gas leaks, even in areas that are not accessible to stationary sensors.

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Robot-agnostic solution

Given the expansive scope of inspections, oil and gas companies need a mixed fleet of specialist robots that are tailored to these conditions. We provide a single robot-agnostic interface to manage such a mixed fleet of different robots.

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AI driven actionable information

Asset owners can equip robot fleets with use-case specific machine vision and AI applications developed by experts. We offer an open platform where the most advanced AI applications developed by 3rd party vendors and in-house developers can be installed on robot fleets.

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Sustainability

The founding principle of Energy Robotics is to use autonomous robotics for a better tomorrow. Autonomous robotic inspection helps industries become more sustainable through increased safety standards, early gas leak detection, reduction in commutes to industrial sites and a whole lot more.

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Lower inspection costs

Manual inspection costs have been on the rise due to a demographic crisis in many parts of the world that has led to a shortage of engineers and operators. By onboarding robotic inspection, industries can reduce their inspection costs by half.

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transform raw sensor data into actionable information

SKILLS

Skills are containerized applications that process sensor data and influence robot behaviour to perform specific tasks. They transform raw data into actionable information.

Take for example, the gas detection skill which delivers immense value in oil and gas facilities. Robots equipped with this skill are able to sniff for fugitive emissions and send an alert when they detect a particular gas above its pre-defined threshold limit. Accurate gas mapping allows operators to easily locate the origin of the leak and respond in a timely manner.

Skills range from detecting gas leaks and monitoring safety equipment, to reading analog devices and tracking human movement on site.
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Gas mapping: A Skill that delivers value immediately in oil & gas facilities

A VERSATILE OPEN-SOURCE PLATFORM

Skill store

Similar to the app stores on your smartphones, we provide a platform that brings together developers and customers, such that developers can make their Skills accessible to customers at the click of a button, and customers can easily pick and choose the Skill that fits their needs.

To give customers as much freedom as possible, we’re also integrating AWS Marketplace into the Skill Store for greater access to third-party computer vision and AI applications.
HOW IT WORKS

Our customers in the oil and gas industry

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Inspecting oil refineries at SHELL

We are transforming operations at Shell’s oil refineries. We are keeping people out of harm's way and delivering actionable inspection information directly to the fingertips of operators through seamless integration with Shell's operations management system.

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"The robot now fully autonomously takes pictures of the gauges, reads them and sends them to our data historians. So, the end-to-end data flow is already fully automated."
Berry Mulder, Manager Robotics at Shell
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ROBOTIC Inspection: BEST PRACTICES

industry focus: oil & gas
Watch a mixed fleet of robots perform inspection missions at our test facility and learn best practices gained from our experience of deploying robots in the oil and gas industry with over 50,000 hours of inspection and over 50+ robots deployed across 4 continents.
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LOWERING RISKS IN THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY

Autonomous inspection robots are lowering risks in oil and gas facilities by reliably and accurately monitoring critical assets. They deliver actionable information and enable assets owners to respond timely, for example, in case of a gas leak. Read more in this comprehensive ER blog article.

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