The energy industry is going through a transcendent moment worldwide due to technological advances and new trends to generate improvements focused on the safety of processes such as exploration, development, and production; as well as environmental management and fuel quality. In this context, the oil sector needs to establish a long-term vision within its action plan as an organization and in its production process, in order to successfully adapt to the new energy era.
For this reason, despite being one of the most conservative sectors when it comes to the implementation of innovations, evolving towards ” disruptive technologies” within the organization is essential to facilitate and improve processes in the oil and gas sector, due to the rapidity of the appearance of emerging technologies and digitization that little by little transform the field.
In this sense, the digital transformation of disruptive technologies is already making significant changes in various areas of interest in our industry, such as:
1|Visual inspections and disruptive technologies
The use of drones allows the arrival of places that are difficult for workers to access, such as boilers, a gas fireplace or areas that are impossible to access. Therefore, its use is highly effective in costs and time in relation to traditional inspection methods such as cranes and scaffolding.
In fact, there are recognized companies in charge of supplying disruptive tools to the sector to streamline processes, such as the case of Terra Drone, a company based in Japan, which provides inspection services in places that are difficult for humans to access through drones, changing asset management to provide greater security, accuracy, and efficiency.
Another example is the success story of Shell, where, thanks to Terra Drone Europe, they carried out a 3D aerial survey and a 3D model of the offshore oil platform in the North Sea, which allowed the construction plans to be drawn up. and knowing the position of each one of the elements of the platform to facilitate the precise positioning of the drilling equipment.
2|Inspections in reduced spaces
Carrying out internal inspections in pipes or tanks without the installation of platforms is possible, reducing the risk of the personnel, the time invested, improving the quality of the results and allowing the repetition of samples. In addition, with the use of data analysis software, trends and contrasts with historical data can be identified to find possible alterations.
3| 3D modeling
This technology allows the creation of virtual three-dimensional objects using computer technology. Generating an accurate 3D model of the part to be inspected can greatly improve the quality of your ultrasound tests, especially when considering the positioning and dimensions of flaws in the part.
In short, the passage of time has shown us that innovation and technological advances have a great impact on the O&G industry, emerging as a fundamental aspect for its development due to the various tools and applications that facilitate the processes in each area. Today more than ever applying technologies is a necessity to continue being the leaders in our field, which is why at Nakasawa Resources we work through technological innovation for the upstream sector, adapting to change and seeking to provide the best quality of service to our customers. customers.