Cyberhawk was approached by an offshore gas operator in Italy to complete UAV structural inspections of its assets.
As a first step, Cyberhawk also had to obtain a permit for aerial work from the Italian Aviation Authority (ENAC) and attend a two-day course in Italy prior to mobilising offshore. Our pilots were the first to complete a conversion course to work in Italy after already holding a valid permit for aerial work in another country.
In order to fully maximise the mobilisation, this work scope saw Cyberhawk inspect multiple elements including the flare, flare boom, support structure, splash zone and mooring dolphins.
Using UAVs for the inspection was deemed the safest and most efficient method and Cyberhawk was recommended due to its previous inspection record for all the major the oil and gas operators.
Traditionally, rope access or scaffolding would be used to inspect the structure however due to the size of the strucutre this would have been a very time-consuming process using traditional access techniques.
Cyberhawk successfully completed all the inspection work scopes over the course of six days, proving the speed and efficiency of UAV inspections and reinforcing that the technology can produce exceptional results in the harshest of offshore environments.