CO-OPERATOR ROBOTS

FOR REMOTE UNMANNED FACILITIES

Oil and gas companies are increasingly moving towards normally or minimally unmanned facilities as this cuts development and operating costs. Sometimes, these facilities are very remote (e.g. North West Shelf off Australia), harsh (e.g. the Empty Quarter in Saudi Arabia), or hazardous (e.g. the Caspian oil fields in Kazakhstan). Fixed instruments can’t be installed to cover all eventualities. In these situations, a co-operator robot can act as the eyes, ears and nose of a human driver that is located in a comfortable control room many (sometimes thousands) kilometres away.

See the Co-Operator robot in action

Advantages of a Co-Operator robot

A co-operator robot can quickly diagnose issues. Sometimes this can mean a process can be re-started immediately saving lost production, or it can assess a situation so the human operators are prepared with the right equipment and plans upon arrival.

How a Co-Operator robot works

Our co-operator robot is kept permanently on location on its docking station, which continuously charges its batteries. It’s usually driven by a plant operator from a control room, although some customers allow their supervisors to drive the robot from their home. It acts as the eyes, ears and nose of the driver. It’s particularly valuable for hazardous and harsh environments such as hot deserts, arctic conditions and/or hydrogen sulphide contaminated fields. It also speeds response times for remote, normally unmanned facilities.

Features of the Co-Operator robot

The Co-Operator is kept permanently on location on its docking station which continuously charges its batteries. It’s usually driven by a plant operator from a control room although some customers allow their supervisors to drive the robot from their home. It acts as the eyes, ears and nose of the driver. It’s particularly valuable for hazardous and harsh environments such as hot deserts, arctic conditions and/or hydrogen sulphide contaminated fields. Also it speeds response times for remote, normally unmanned facilities.

co-operator robot mockup
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