TECH BUYER Jan 2022 - IDC Perspective - Doc # AP47790121

IDC Perspective: Using Robotics in Asia/Pacific Oil and Gas Production

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Rakesh Patni
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, Haida Hatim
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Asia's oil and gas industry is witnessing a rise in robotic technology deployment because of advances in robotic solutions and capabilities that offer positive outcomes for the safety and integrity of facilities and employees. Robotic solutions can help manage complexity and bring efficiency gains, especially during disruptive times, but in the oil and gas industry, they are more complex and must be designed for specific environments. This IDC Perspective looks at the use of robotic technology in oil and gas operations and the journey toward autonomous operations with robotics.

"Robotics represents an exciting opportunity for oil and gas companies looking to optimize their processes. Organizations making consistent investments in robotics can reap long-term benefits from reducing operating expenditure to more consistent and efficient operations while improving the safety of their workforce. Drones and unmanned underwater vehicles can facilitate remote inspection, maintenance, and repairs, and specialized robots can be used in challenging environments to perform complex installations. The future of oil and gas platforms is moving toward fully autonomous operations, and it is only with an integrated technology strategy and digital road map that this can be achieved," says Rakesh Patni, associate research director, IDC Asia/Pacific Energy Insights.


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