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Quasset presents PETROBOT at M2M Conference in London

M2M

This conference (April 28-30, 2014) focused on how the Oil and Gas industry are overcoming the challenges of managing, monitoring and controlling assets and processes through new automation and communication technologies. From overcoming barriers in hostile regions, remote locations, unmanned environments and coping with disruptive weather conditions, to monitoring well sites, pipeline performance, work sites, field personnel and data collection. Timothy Black represented Quasset and the PETROBOT consortium as one of the keynote speakers of this conference. He presented on “Robotic inspection for Asset management and the PETROBOT project” as well as presenting what current robotic technologies are being utilised for inspection and how this new technology and solutions can enhance safety, increase the operational efficiency, and reduce maintenance costs for inspection based activities.

The conference included keynote speakers from, Shell, BP, Saudi Aramco, Gas Technology Institute, Eurotech, KORE, and Freescale Semiconductor.

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PETROBOT Technical Review

On the 16th of January the PETROBOT team presented its first deliverable, a Technical Review. This review was aimed at presenting the technical specifications of the robotic platforms to the review committee. Each of the Work packages presented their work, and the project coordinator presented on what PETROBOT has achieved over the first 3 months. A great effort was given from all of the consortium members in presenting the hard work performed within the first 3 months.

The review committee mentioned that  progress after 3 months works is quite impressive”  and collaboration and communication is strong within the consortium”. 

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EU Grant Agreement Signed

 

After several months of preparations, on September 3rd, the EU Grant Agreement was signed by Khalil Rouhana, Director Components & Systems – DG Connect – European Commission (left) and Erik Bonino, Executive Vice President of Project and Engineering Services – Shell  (right).

This Grant Agreement Signing Ceremony was hosted at Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam and marked the kick-off of the PETROBOT project!

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