BP Completes 115-Mile Drone Trial for Offshore Methane Detection

BP’s North Sea business has completed a pilot project using drones to remotely monitor methane emissions of the company’s offshore assets.

The project combined a FlyLogix fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with sensor technology originally designed by NASA for the Mars Curiosity Rover.

The UAV circled the Clair platform at a radius of 550 meters (1,800 feet) for 90 minutes, traveling a total of more than 185 kilometers (115 miles). The pre-programmed drone, once airborne, managed itself autonomously, and throughout the flight, it live-streamed data collected...

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