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Equinor completes world’s first logistics operation with drone to offshore installation

Christian Fernsby |
A drone flew a 3D-printed part for the lifeboat system from the Mongstad base to the Troll A platform in the North Sea.

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Topics: EQUINOR   

The operation was completed efficiently and according to plan.

“Development is rapid, and we see a huge potential within drone technology that could transform the way we operate, both under and above the sea surface.

Equinor aims to lead the way in utilising new technology on the Norwegian continental shelf,” says Arne Sigve Nylund, Equinor’s executive vice president for Development and Production Norway.

“Drones could reinforce safety, boost production efficiency and contribute to lower CO2 emissions from Norwegian oil and gas.

“Drones will also play a role as we shape new energy solutions on the Norwegian shelf,” Nylund continues.

The flight was a test, the world’s first of its kind, where an actual freight operation was conducted over a lengthy distance to an operating offshore installation.

The drone was a Camcopter s-100 model, manufactured by Schiebel.

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