• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Overcoming Persistent Threats to Pipeline Safety with Autonomous Systems

    Since the year 2000, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) Significant Pipeline Incidents report shows that the industry is struggling to create a consistent year-to-year reduction in fatalities and injuries. In 2019 alone, over 12 lives were lost and 35 people were seriously injured in pipeline incidents.1 Sometimes, looking at figures like this, […]

    Posted: July 10, 2020
  • How UAVs are Revolutionizing Photogrammetric Mapping

    Photogrammetry – the art of turning remotely sensed data sets into comprehensive models of the earth’s surface and terrain. With the introduction and gradual evolution of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology, the high-resolution orthomosaics and Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) this process yields are becoming more accessible and higher in quality. With UAV-sourced imagery, you can […]

    Posted: July 2, 2020
  • Automate Aerial Border Patrol with AI and Predictive Analytics

    In last week’s article on UAVs for Border Patrol, we discussed how re-thinking UAV deployment with smaller, lower-cost aerial systems can greatly improve a border patrol agency’s ability to visually monitor their border from the skies. This week, we’re examining how situating this UAV technology in a greater workflow for aerial data, that incorporates AI […]

    Posted: June 11, 2020
  • How UAVs Can Fill the Gaps in Your Border Patrol Efforts

    Recent evolutions in commercially-available Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have made them better data sourcing and agent support tools than ever before. On the regular, agents find themselves working solo in remote locations, far from any boots-on-the-ground assistance. It’s not uncommon for a single agent to be seizing massive drug shipments or arresting dozens of people […]

    Posted: June 4, 2020