• Digitally Coordinate with PHMSA and External Pipeline Stakeholders

    Learn how you can bridge your PHMSA compliance gaps and introduce new value to your pipeline integrity management in our Achieving PHMSA Compliance in the New Digital Era Webinar In last week’s article on the PHMSA Mega Rule, we discussed the complete record overhauls and numerous additional inspections operators will need to take on as […]

    Posted: September 25, 2020
  • Comply With the PHMSA Mega Rule Through Aerial Data

    Learn how you can bridge your PHMSA compliance gaps and introduce new value to your pipeline integrity management in our Achieving PHMSA Compliance in the New Digital Era Webinar In the past year, PHMSA has put the pressure on pipeline operators across the United States to ramp up their pipeline integrity management efforts – both […]

    Posted: September 15, 2020
  • Adapt Your Pipeline Management to the Challenges of COVID with AI

    COVID-19 has put the oil and gas sector in a uniquely-difficult situation. Amidst a one-two punch of extreme market forces – market demand decrease and supply-chain disruption – the industry is staggering, with 23 oil producers and 18 oilfield service firms going bankrupt in 2020 alone.1 With such chaos in the upstream, dire tidings now […]

    Posted: September 4, 2020
  • Reimagine Pipeline Inspections with These Aerial Data Products

    Pipelines across the United States are getting old. According to reports by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), approximately 55% of gas transmission lines and 43% of hazardous liquid pipelines are over 50 years old – that’s over half a century!1 As assets age, they become more susceptible to hazards. However, with rigorous […]

    Posted: August 27, 2020
  • Q&A: Midstream Pipeline Integrity Services – Data Analytics

    In the second of our two-part Q&A series, walking through the start-to-finish process for SkyX’s midstream pipeline integrity services, we sat down with Jason Braverman – Chief Technology Officer – to learn how UAV imagery gets turned into actionable data through AI-driven analysis. If you missed it, read the first Q&A of our Midstream Pipeline […]

    Posted: August 20, 2020
  • Q&A: Midstream Pipeline Integrity Services – Data Collection

    In the first of a two-part Q&A series, walking through the start-to-finish process for SkyX’s midstream pipeline integrity services, we sat down with Josh MacDougall – Flight Operations Manager –to understand how data collection and flight operations play out on a pipeline Right-Of-Way (ROW). To start, tell us a bit about what you do at […]

    Posted: August 14, 2020
  • Catch These 5 Midstream Pipeline Hazards Early with Aerial Data

    According to the World Economic Forum’s report on digital transformation in oil & gas, predictive maintenance stands to unlock $150 billions of value for the industry.1 If you’re a pipeline operator, this manifests as a radical reduction of costs and a vast improvement to operational efficiency. Predictive maintenance exploits both real-time and historical data to […]

    Posted: August 7, 2020
  • Q&A: BVLOS Operation in the United States

    For this week’s blog article, we sat down with Niall McCallum – Flight Operations – to discuss how SkyX is working toward Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations in the United States. To start, tell us a bit about what you do at SkyX. Within flight operations, my job is to ensure that SkyX […]

    Posted: July 30, 2020
  • Pipeline Monitoring Using Smart Sensors

    If you’re a pipeline integrity manager it’s your responsibility to get the right sensor systems in place that will allow you to safely and reliably transport your product. Yet, you may still be experiencing limitations that continue to leave you vulnerable to leaks and damage. Consider this, are you limiting your thinking around intelligent, remote […]

    Posted: July 24, 2020
  • Developing Predictive Analytics for Pipeline Safety Management

    In last week’s article on pipeline safety, we covered the immediate benefits of making an aerial data platform – that leverages UAVS and AI – a core part of your pipeline safety management systems. In this week’s article, we’ll be exploring how you can use the resultant data to craft the ultimate tool for a […]

    Posted: July 17, 2020