Founded in 2011, Osprey Informatics is one of the companies leading the charge to show how computer vision is ready to be put to work in the oil field. The firm has developed software that uses internet-connected cameras to monitor well sites and field facilities for methane leaks or potential trespassers.
As Osprey’s computer programs recognize certain events, field managers are sent short clips via email or text message, which means they know what is going on before someone is dispatched for a site visit. More than 30 upstream and midstream companies in the US and Canada are subscribed to this software-as-a-service, which it says is reducing physical inspections for some users by 50%.
Trent Jacobs, JPT Digital Editor