"This is the decade of big sensing."
That's how Peter Breunig, general manager of technology management and architecture at Chevron IT, described the state of the industry in his opening keynote speech at the 2014 Rice University's Oil & Gas High-Performance Computing (HPC) Workshop. His remarks appear in a news article on the university's website.more
Late in the morning, the sun beats down on a small group of structures in the middle of a field in Camp Roberts, Calif. More than a dozen men gather around a tent at the back end of the site as Senior Chief Aviation Structural Mechanic Travis Bramwell speaks to them. As he speaks, a man kneels beside him and refuels a Scan Eagle unmanned aerial system.more
Orbital is pleased to announce that the Orbital designed and developed, Insitu ScanEagle propulsion system has recently passed the United States of America, Federal Aviation Administration’s (“FAA”) Federal Aviation Regulation section 33.49 reciprocating aircraft engine endurance test (“FAR 33.49”).more
Neil Smith, Insitu Pacific Ltd. Marine researcher Amanda Hodgson holding an aerial drone. Studying ocean animals can be a tough gig. By simply observing them you change their environment. You can try to get as close as possible by boat, but you run the risk of stressing the animals out or scaring them off. Alternatively, you can get in a plane and observe them from the air — but flying can be risky, and you can't get very close to the animals because of the noise.more