Terra Drone Corporation has performed inspections of Chevron’s onshore flare stacks in Indonesia.
The Indonesian branch of the Japan-based Terra Drone Corporation completed the visual inspections in Duri field in Rokan PSC, Sumatra.
The multirotor drone used by Terra Drone Indonesia has high-resolution RGB and thermal cameras, while Chevron would previously have used binoculars.
The former camera provides a much clearer, closer image of flare stacks than binoculars do. The radiometric thermal camera, meanwhile, identifies temperature anomalies.
Michael Wishnu Wardana, managing director of Terra Drone Indonesia, says: “Going forward, the many benefits and applications of drones will be an attraction for oil and gas companies to adapt them in their daily operations.”