THE APPLICATION PROSPECT OF AUTOMATION IN OFFSHORE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY
Journal: Frontiers in Manufacturing Engineering (FME)
Author: Charlotta Sundström
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The oil and gas industry will continue to flourish in the coming decades. Obtaining oil and gas from conventional and unconventional resources will become increasingly challenging. This growing demand will have very high demands on labor, financial and technical capabilities. As the supply of oil and gas will increase in the future, advanced technologies are increasingly required to obtain more challenging conventional and unconventional resources. Therefore, due to the harsh and hard-to-reach environments, oil and gas technology will be very expensive in the future. The offshore oil industry will be composed of countless sophisticated advanced equipment, structures and labor. The goal of the article is to determine the potential applications and research directions of robotics and automation in the oil and gas field, and to explore obstacles and challenges in robotics and automation applications in this field. This study conducted a necessary investigation into the working conditions of robotics and automation equipment in the oil and gas industry.