Drones, digital tech offer savings for oil firms

Original article by Angela Macdonald-Smith
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 26 : 15-Apr-16

Unscheduled downtime at LNG projects is estimated to cost about $US11m per day, according to General Electric. Lorenzo Simonelli, the CEO of the conglomerate’s GE Oil & Gas division, says technology can be utilised to minimise such disruptions. This could include the use of drones to monitor the condition of offshore oil or gas platforms and detect leaks, and the use of predictive analysis to determine the likelihood that oil and gas equipment will break down.

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GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, GE OIL AND GAS, CONOCOPHILLIPS, SIEMENS AG, AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION, WOODSIDE PETROLEUM LIMITED – ASX WPL

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