Equinor is introducing autonomous ATEX-certified robots on their oil and gas installations. We are proud to be part of the journey. The robots will be used to conduct routine inspection and maintenance tasks on offshore installations.
The introduced robot type is the state-of-the-art ‘Taurob Inspector’. Equinor already conducted long term testing in Q4 2020 to prepare for the the introduction (see Equinor’s report Taurob – Our first autonomous robot – loop.equinor.com)
Also, Equinor decided in 2019 to join Total, OGTC and Taurob in the ARGOS Joint Industry Project to develop a completely new robot, capable of performing autonomous manipulation operations.