Scottish firm Cyberhawk Innovations, an aerial inspection and survey specialists using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), is launching a Houston office in the USA, coinciding with the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.
The company explains that the new office comes as a result of increasing demand from existing oil and gas customers who recognize the significant cost and time savings on offer from UAV inspection.
Cyberhawk has already undertaken oil and gas inspection work in North America, for operators in Canada, and has a number of projects lined up with oil and gas supermajors in the US over the coming months.
Craig Roberts, CEO at Cyberhawk, said: “The feedback we have received over the last 12 months has confirmed our understanding, that although there are many UAV operators in the US, few have either the depth or the range of experience and expertise offered by Cyberhawk’s proven oil and gas inspection solutions.
“We have, for example, completed significantly more than 200 live flare inspections on and offshore in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and North America.
“Over the coming months, we expect to see significant uptake with operators who are looking for more efficient and cost effective inspection solutions, particularly during this challenging period for the oil and gas industry.”
Cyberhawk’s operations director, Chris Fleming, has spent the last three months in the US undertaking market research and will relocate to Houston permanently, to become general manager for America. The coming months will see Cyberhawk increase staff numbers in the region through a combination of recruitment and mobilization of UK-based personnel, the company said.
Headquartered in Livingston, Scotland, Cyberhawk adds the new Houston base to its existing international offices in the Middle East and SE Asia.
Cyberhawk is exhibiting at OTC this week on stand 2063/04, Scottish Pavilion stand number 11. The company will be showcasing its latest management software as well as expertise in inspection and surveying.