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When Petroleum Robots Take Over the Industry

The costs may initially be high, but in the long run, robots will increase in oil production

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While the other industries are slowly integrating robots into their operations, the oil and gas industry is apparently entirely new to the game. The manufacturing industry, along with construction, agriculture, and military, has proved great success in adding automation into their old-school systems. Not only did it improve their performance, but it also increased their total outputs and net income.

Now more than ever, robots in the industry has been of significant importance in operations, most notably in securing and maintaining worker safety. The oil and gas sector saw this as among the top reasons why robots are a must in the field, and now that the world’s supply of oil is depleting faster than we expected, more fieldwork and oil exploration is needed.

Hazardous Environment

As oil companies move out of their conventional oilfields, the risk and hazards drastically increase.

Offshore oil locations, although capable of supplying the majority of the oil demand of the globe, pose a considerable risk for human workers. So instead of deploying humans to explore and inspect these sites, automated robots are now set on the oil hunting journey.

Expensive But Worth It

The costs of these operations may initially be high, but in the long run, this will be even out by the increase in oil production and the decrease in personnel accidents.

Robots can also be utilized for more advanced usage such as underwater pipe installation, maintenance, and restoration and repair.

Future in Robotics and Automation

Although the oil and gas sector still has a long way to go before fully implementing this technology, it is remarkable that they are interested in exploring the use of robotics and automation in most of their hazardous tasks. This way, more workers will be encouraged to join the industry, leading to better productivity and more supply for the globe.

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Robert Bagatsing
Managing Editor and Founder of GineersNow based in Dubai and Manila. Survived marketing at Harvard, Management at AIM and proud Bedan.


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