Drones look to make things easier and safer in the oilfield

MIDLAND, Texas (KMID/KPEJ) – As the Permian Basin is the leading area for oil in the United States, creating ways to make workflow seamless is becoming the future. That future includes technology in the form of drones.

Dann Schantz has been an advocate for this practice for several years from his days of being an oil field worker to now being the co-owner of Venture Robotics, as well as a drone instructor. Schantz provides a program that will give 107 certification or a remote pilot certification to those in the oilfield.

“I think that drones in the oilfield are a force multiplier they allow things to get inspected a lot quicker,” Schantz said. “It can be less work damage to their roads and everything else that goes through there but also it allows for a lot faster being able to react to different situations.”

These drones will assist oilfield workers by allowing them to inspect things much quicker and cause less damage to work vehicles, as well as send data collected to the Environmental Protection Agency.

“Every little bit that we get out is that much more of an eye in the sky that allows us to identify leaks, identify how our production is doing,” Schantz explains. “If there’s any kind of problems up line down line or even in fracking if we can kind of offset from that because the biggest thing is handling the data and then handing it over to the EPA and different regulation bodies so that they can understand that both of you have the same data.”

Schantz said contract companies such as Diamondback and Pioneer have also sparked their interest in the prospect of using drones.

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