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Autonomous Drones and Crawlers Combined with State-of-the-Art Sensors Set to Take Over the O&G Monitoring Space: Learn How
Recorded On: 06/20/2017
Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) are achieving widespread acceptance in other industries such as agriculture, construction and mining. Drones will also play an important role in the petroleum industry. The aerial vehicles themselves are quite similar in design and flight capabilities. The key innovations are in the sensors carried by the drones. This webinar will review some of the most impressive new drone sensors including; lightweight radar for beyond line of sight operation, an advanced infrared camera for aerial inspection of low to very high temperature (0° C to 1,500° C) infrastructure and real-time GPS technology accurate within 2 centimeters.
This webinar is categorized under the Management discipline.
Founder/CEO, Oil & Gas Innovation Center
Mr. Barratt is the founder and CEO of the Oil & Gas Innovation Center based in Palo Alto, California, which identifies and profiles cross over technologies from other industries able to address the key challenges faced by the upstream oil and gas industry. Mr. Barratt has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Geology and an MBA. He has over 30 years of experience in the petroleum industry.
Chief Engineer, GE Oil and Gas/Chief Operating Officer, Avitas Systems
An accomplished energy executive with over 30 years of experience in oil and gas, power, and other technologies development and deployment, Brad Tomer is Chief Engineer for GE Oil and Gas and is serving as the Chief Operating Officer for Avitas Systems, a GE Venture. Prior to joining GE Oil and Gas, Brad led many successful technology developments at the National Energy Technology Laboratory. Earlier in his career, Brad designed and deployed advanced military technologies at the Belvoir Research, Development & Engineering Center as a petroleum systems engineer. He has a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Business Administration from George Mason University, and a Master’s Degree in Economics from West Virginia University.
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