Skeye recently completed the aerial inspection using drones of two very large FPSO’s (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) and 2 TLP’s (Tension Leg Platform) offshore Angola. The inspections were carried out for a major oil company in close cooperation with SGS Inspection.
The drone inspections took several weeks but saved several months of painstaking rope access inspections. The inspections were both outside as well as inside whereby a special drone for confined spaces was used.
The inspections focused on all the parts of these offshore structures that were hard to reach using alternative methods. The inspection campaign was extremely well received by our clients and was concluded with 0 accidents.