Terra Drone Angola, in collaboration with a major international oil major, succeeded in a demonstration experiment to grasp the current situation of oil spill accidents using drones in offshore oil fields in Angola.
In the demonstration experiment, colored environmentally friendly natural dyes were released into the sea to simulate oil spills. Conducted 6 flights with a drone equipped with an RGB camera and a polarizing filter. By utilizing drones, it is possible to reduce the cost of helicopters in the past, and it is possible to quickly grasp the damage situation of oil spills and minimize the damage.
Terra Drone Angola, in collaboration with a major international oil major, has succeeded in a demonstration experiment to grasp the current situation of oil spill accidents using drones in offshore oil fields in Angola.
In this demonstration experiment, colored environmentally friendly natural dyes were released into the sea to simulate oil spills. We carried out 6 flights with a drone equipped with an RGB camera and a polarizing filter. By quickly obtaining this data in the actual field, it will be possible to respond smoothly after the fact.
Oil spills cause not only economic loss but also enormous damage to marine ecosystems. Moreover, this damage is not limited to one country. Once the oil spill occurs, oil continues to spread to the seas of neighboring countries, and the companies and countries that have caused the oil spill may be sued by neighboring countries. In fact, in June of this year, Indonesian seaweed farmers began a trial seeking compensation from an Australian oil company for about $ 200 million over an oil spill in northern Australia in 2009. I will.
In order to minimize such damage, it is essential to respond quickly and efficiently to oil spills. In the past, helicopters and Cessna aircraft were used for preliminary surveys for the purpose of grasping the current situation, but by using drones, safe surveys are possible. What’s more, you can save a huge amount of money when using a manned vehicle, and you don’t need to apply for a flight, so you can respond quickly.
Mr. Tokushige, the representative of Terra Drone, said, “By using drones, it is possible to reduce the cost of helicopters in the past, and to quickly grasp the damage situation of oil spills and minimize the damage in the future. , We will provide such services to the whole world. ”
Terra Drone will continue to focus on new uses of drones, including responding to oil spill accidents.
■ Terra Drone Co., Ltd.
The world’s largest industrial drone solution provider with branch offices in more than 25 countries around the world, including the Tokyo head office and 7 branch offices nationwide, as well as Asia, Europe, South America, Africa, and Oceania. Overseas, we are accelerating the development of maintenance and inspection services centered on the fields of oil & gas, electric power, and mining, and we also provide solutions in a wide range of fields such as construction, GIS, and UTM. He has many achievements such as large-scale government projects for disaster recovery and land readjustment and long-distance transmission line inspections.
In Japan, we have a track record of more than 600 drone surveys, mainly from projects from major general contractors, construction machinery manufacturers, surveying companies, etc., and i-Construction’s UAV survey record is also one of the best in Japan. Currently, based on the track record of more than 350 UAV laser measurements in Japan and overseas, we have succeeded in developing the LiDAR system “Terra Lidar” jointly developed with Waseda University. We are expanding sales both domestically and internationally.
In 2016, as the largest shareholder, we invested in Unifly (Belgium), which develops and services drone control systems (UTM), and completed additional investment last year. We are developing UTM systems all over the world.
We will continue to invest in companies around the world with cutting-edge drone technology.
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