Can you tell us something about Shell?
‘We believe that oil and gas will remain a vital part of the global energy mix for many decades to come. Our role is to ensure that we extract and deliver these energy resources profitably and in environmentally and socially responsible ways.’
What are your biggest technological challenges at the moment?
‘Across the industry there is an asset efficiency challenge caused by more complex operations, zero tolerance for HSSE & environmental incidents as well as the talent & experience purge. Digitalisation enables improved asset efficiency and profitability through reduced operating costs, accelerated production and speed to market.’
What do you hope people will learn from your presentation at TUS Expo?
‘Robotics will address the mobility element of the challenge, reducing HSSE exposure and automating the data-collection for advanced analytics tools to provide pro-active leak- & corrosion detection. Shell calls upon the wide community, both technology developers, service-companies and peers, to collaborate and accelerate the robotics-developments.’
Which presentation do you hope to give in 5 years?
‘In 5 years time, I expect to showcase successful robotics deployments, where people are kept away from hazardous situations, where inspection & surveillance are automated. Data-analytics & robotics is providing new insights and will have progressed the energy infrastructure integration.’