Over the years, many innovative entrepreneurs have introduced unmanned aircraft into their existing processes to reduce operational costs, improve efficiency and reduce their environmental footprint.
Oil and gas, particularly the exploration and distribution industry, is probably the industry where every climate change crime is alleged, and where most accidents and spills occur.
A Peruvian company, RCP Ingenieros, has embarked on an ambitious plan to add multiple unmanned platforms, both multi-rotor and fixed-wing, to provide fast, reliable and environmentally friendly services to the oil and gas industry.Ruben Contreras, president of RCP, presents details about his company and its operations.
According to Contreras, the company was created in 2009 with the intention of providing customary services to Peru’s mining, oil, and gas industries. We initially pursued the traditional route, using the same equipment as our rivals, until we felt it was time to stand out and took the risk of utilizing drones.
The central region of the Andes and enormous expanses of dry plains and high mountains make up the majority of Peru’s landscape, which is primarily desert. The country’s economy is made up of nearly 60% services, including the extraction and processing of minerals, and 7% agriculture.
“There was a significant demand for monitoring services of buried ducts that traverse large portions of the country, from the point of origin to the various ports where the raw material is shipped to the different processing plants,” said Contreras. Traditional surveying techniques are cumbersome, and crewed planes, the only other option, are currently prohibitively expensive and woefully insufficient for the remote regions where these businesses operate.
Traditional aircraft has long been a mainstay of the services offered by private businesses to the oil and gas sector. Oil executives and field managers have relied on helicopters and airplanes to map, transport, and service their operations in one of the most lucrative and environmentally sensitive extraction practices, from offshore rig servicing and crew transportation to real-time monitoring of remote installations.
According to Contreras, “we introduced Geodrone Survey Rental in 2021 in an effort to distinguish engineering services from the straightforward leasing of the platform to companies that could not justify the acquisition of the equipment or simply did not want to become an aviation concern.” Our future depends on the potential for new applications and the expansion of our offerings on a national and worldwide level. We have become drone experts in numerous industries.