North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

JUL-AUG 2018

North American Oil & Gas Pipelines covers the news shaping the business of oil and gas pipeline construction and maintenance in North America, including pipeline installation methods, integrity management innovations and managerial strategies.

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napipelines.com JULY/AUGUST 2 018 | North American Oil & Gas Pipelines 19 cycle, but it is even earlier than what we thought it was. There are a lot of entrenched providers, contractors and relationships in the oil and gas sector, and we are trying to find niches where we can make things more efficient but the relationship stays in place," Worley says. "For instance, we'll work with an inspection company that has been do- ing work for a client for 25 years, and they sub work out to us. That seems more palatable to the industry than us going directly to the end-user." Worley notes that while there are benefits to companies building an internal drone program, many opt to outsource the drone work for sev- eral reasons. "The main thing we see from com- panies is that they outsource work that is not part of their core business," Worley says. "The owners, because it is not part of their core business, they don't really understand what all the levels and regulations are surrounding the use of sUAS." In addition to the risks involved with complying with FAA regulations and having proper aviation insurance, there are staffing (new employees, training existing staff, etc.), logging

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