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OIL launches drone surveillance to strengthen operational security

Oil India Limited (OIL) has launched a drone surveillance project to strengthen its overall operational security
OIL launches drone surveillance to strengthen operational security
OIL launches drone surveillance to strengthen operational security
  • This real-time detection method would detect intruders, facilitate faster detection of fire incidents, crude oil leaks and spills, said a spokesperson
  • OIL has introduced drone surveillance for its installations and oil and gas pipelines in Assam to improve its performance and productivity

Guwahati: Oil India Limited (OIL) has launched a drone surveillance project to strengthen its overall operational security by curbing pilferage of crude oil, condensate, theft of pipes, tampering of well heads and tapping of crude oil delivery pipelines. A spokesperson for OIL said that the project was launched at its field headquarters in Duliajan in Assam’s Dibrugarh district under Digital Readiness for Innovation and Value in E&P (DRIVE) initiative and will allow OIL to improve its operational efficiency. 

‘Drone surveillance project will detect fire, crude oil leaks’

“This real-time detection method would detect intruders, facilitate faster detection of fire incidents, crude oil leaks and spills and hence enable OIL to take up a pro-active role,” said the spokesperson. He added that OIL has introduced drone surveillance for its installations and oil and gas pipelines in Assam to improve its performance and productivity.

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Launching the project, OIL’s Resident Chief Executive Prasanta Borkakoty said, “OIL is a progressive and responsible organisation that is adopting new evolving technologies that can be used for better safety and security of operational areas.”

“The drone surveillance project is a step towards this direction that would assist OIL to reduce miscreant activities to a large extent, faster response to security, protect the health, safety and environment issues resulting to enhance profit and ensure safer operations,” Borkakoty said

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