Internal Tank Inspection Partnership for Oil & Gas

[ April 25th, 2016] Flyability and Sky-Futures Announce Technology and Delivery Partnership for Drone Based Internal Tank Inspections.

 

Current internal tank inspection techniques require people to climb inside dangerous and potentially chemically hazardous tanks. This process is fraught with danger, time consuming and delivers low quality data sets. The Flyability and Sky-Futures drone based solution allows inspections to take place without personnel entering the tank, significantly reducing risk to life and improving both the quality and repeatability of the data sets. This combination of benefits not only reduces risk and cost but, through the Sky-Futures Cloud and data analysis software, will allow clients to identify trends with identified anomalies.
All internal tank inspection clients will access the data and analysis through the Sky-Futures Cloud. This software combines automatic image recognition with analytics from the highly experienced Sky-Futures engineering and technology teams. Together with Flyability, the Sky-Futures Cloud supports secure and seamless transfer of data from the Flyability drone accessible anywhere in the world and at any time. The Flyability drone and Sky-Futures Cloud interoperability forms a game-changing partnership for internal tank inspections that will offer clients an unmatched capability for analysis and predictive maintenance.
Adrian Karl, Sky-Futures CTO: “We are excited to work with Flyability to enhance our technology platform that helps power the digital oil field. We’re focussed on providing inspection data that provides highly valuable, actionable information to our clients. Working with Flyability, we will be able to rapidly deploy this innovative internal tank inspection capability offering clients more efficient operations, planning and maintenance of their internal tank infrastructure.”
Patrick Thevoz, Flyability CEO, “This partnership with Sky-Futures is an important milestone on our path to increase efficiency and decrease risk for our Oil and Gas customers. Our collision-tolerant drone technology allows clients to perform inspections in areas out of reach of any other current technology, and we looking forward to delivering the data to our customers the fastest and easiest way possible.”
Get in touch with Steve Moir, Sky-Futures Engineering Manager at smoir@sky-futures.com or Roberto Passini, Flyability’s Head of Sales at rp@flyability.com.

About Sky-Futures
Founded in 2009, Sky-Futures is the world leading provider of drone inspection services for the oil and gas industry. The company conducts safe, cost effective and experienced drone inspections of live flare stacks, splash zones, decommissioning, general topside work and under deck, using HD video, still and thermal imagery. The data is analyzed, processed and delivered through the
6th April 2016, London, UK. Sky-Futures, the global leaders for drone based data collection and analysis services for the Oil and Gas industry has announced a relationship with Flyability, the commercial drone manufacturer that develops collision-tolerant drone systems. The agreement designates Sky-Futures as Preferred Partners to Flyability in the delivery of the first commercial drone based internal tank inspections for the global Oil and Gas market. Sky-Futures Preferred Partner status will ensure priority access to drone hardware for inspections, delivery and technology development. Together, the companies will rapidly implement, develop and grow market leading internal tank inspection drone technology and associated software to significantly improve safety, cut cost and improve efficiency in the digital oilfield.

Sky-Futures Cloud – an advanced data platform. Sky-Futures have been growing their global operations fast and now offer drone inspection services out of their offices in Houston, London, Aberdeen, Kuala Lumpur and Abu Dhabi. Clients include 35+ of the biggest Oil and Gas companies in the world including Statoil, Shell, Total, BP, Maersk, ConocoPhillips.
Earlier in February 2016, Sky-Futures announced that they had received an additional $5.7 million in funding led by Bristow Group, a helicopter service provider to the energy industry and existing investor MMC Ventures. This latest investment will allow Sky-Futures to accelerate the development of its technology platform. Sky-Futures uses sophisticated software to automate analysis of the data its drones gather, helping to identify potential problems on Oil and Gas assets and provide accurate corrosion forecasts.

About Flyability
Flyability is a Swiss company building safe drones for inaccessible places. By allowing drones to be used safely inside cities, inside buildings, and in contact with people, it enables new interactions and services with UAVs and solving the two most critical issues of one of the fastest growing industries: collision and injury risks. The company’s first market is in industrial inspection where it avoids sending people in dangerous and confined spaces for the inspection of Energy, Oil & Gas or transport infrastructure. It is also active in Search & Rescue and security to assess emergency situations without putting humans at risk. Flyability is the winner of the 1M USD Drones for Good Award and over 10 other technology and business prizes.

 

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