In Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, BP conducted pilot testing of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle technology to enhance pipeline inspection and safety.
[Source: sUAS News | BP Alaska Trials Scout | Friday December 14, 2012]
Equipped with high-resolution cameras, the Aeryon Scout VTOL UAV provides visual inspections of equipment, helping crews assess and respond to maintenance needs. The small rotor-wing aircraft is flown from a hand-held tablet computer.
BP Alaska conducted the trials in cooperation with the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) in Fall 2012.
The video can also be viewed on the sUAS News website.