ZALA AERO won tender for annual surveillance of RN-Yuganskneftegaz pipelines, subsidiary of oil and gas company Rosneft.
According to the signed contract, ZALA flight teams will survey ground facilities on five fields, total works content is 1 180 800 km of pipelines.
RN-Yuganskneftegaz has started drone surveillance in 2016. Since then they could cut down operational expenses by 30% and increase the frequency of pipeline monitoring compared to helicopter inspections. Besides, they reduced response time to technical failures, enhanced supervision in guarded areas, that allowed to decrease influence on environment.