Members of the PETROBOT consortium attended and presented a paper at the 2015 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC). The event took place in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 9 to 12 November 2015.

One of the largest Oil & Gas exhibition and conferences in the world, ADIPEC was visited by over 85,000 visitors, who had the opportunity to view over 2000 exhibitors and attend over 100 technical sessions of the current and future developments within the industry. Under the appropriate theme of Innovation and Sustainability in a New Energy World, the technical and executive program focused on ways to maximise efficiency and save costs in the current economic climate.

The paper presented by Dekra and OC Robotics summarised the PETROBOT project objectives and activities carried out to date, including the successful trials of the FAST and BIKE platforms that took place at Europoort, The Netherlands, in October 2015. Delivered in the ‘Operational Excellence: Integrity inspection’ technical session, the paper received positive feedback for the aims of improving human safety and reducing asset downtime.