Oil and gas industry companies are leveraging Chooch AI computer vision solutions to lower risks, reduce costs, boost quality, and dramatically improve the overall efficiency and profitability of their operations.
With Chooch AI, hydrocarbon firms gain immediate access to a cutting-edge visual AI platform for remote monitoring, workplace safety, PPE compliance, infrastructure maintenance evaluation, site security, EPA compliance, and more.
Deployable on the Edge, the cloud, or as a complete server, the Chooch AI platform offers both prebuilt AI models and tools to custom-train AI models for unique scenarios. Best of all, Chooch empowers businesses to design, deploy, and start realizing the enormous efficiency benefits of computer vision within just a few days.
Large-scale oil and gas operations need to continually monitor and inspect essential infrastructure components – such as extraction sites, pipelines, drilling equipment, industrial machinery, and other assets – for early identification of maintenance issues and EPA concerns. They also need to track whether employees are using PPE (personal protection equipment) equipment, control access, and prevent unauthorized entry, theft, and vandalism.
To carry out infrastructure maintenance inspections, oil and gas companies traditionally rely on highly paid technicians who conduct visual inspections – often in remote and hazardous locations. These inspections are time-consuming, expensive, dangerous, and fraught with human errors and oversights.
Visual monitoring activities related to PPE compliance, on-site safety, and security are also expensive and fraught with errors. It’s not uncommon for human safety and security personnel to miss key details that result in disastrous injuries, intrusions, theft, and vandalism.
These and other hurdles create an urgent need for quick-to-deploy computer vision solutions like Chooch AI, which can dramatically improve the accuracy, speed, cost-efficiency, and safety of visual inspection and monitoring tasks in the oil and gas industry. With computer vision’s capacity to complete virtually any visual process – and do it more economically, accurately, and faster than humans – it’s clear why so many oil and gas firms are now leveraging computer vision solutions to achieve tremendous ROI benefits.
At this time, oil and gas industry companies are using Chooch AI to achieve the following computer vision benefits:
Chooch AI automates complex infrastructure maintenance inspections to achieve the following benefits:
Remotely monitor key infrastructure assets: Chooch AI empowers hydrocarbon firms to achieve 24/7 monitoring of key infrastructure assets in local and remote locations. Computer vision can instantly identify cracks, discolorations, overheating, leaks, retention pond levels, runoff water problems, and more. This helps firms detect maintenance concerns earlier so they can perform critical repairs before small issues become expensive catastrophes.
Aerial drone-based pipeline monitoring: Chooch AI can integrate with live video data collected from airborne inspection drones to identify pipeline and other maintenance concerns across large distances.
Reduce carbon footprint and vehicle maintenance: Chooch helps oil and gas companies reduce the need for physical site visits, save on vehicle fleet maintenance, decrease travel time, save on fuel expenditures, and lower their carbon footprints.
Replace IoT sensors with cameras: By using AI-connected cameras to replace many IoT sensors – for fire, smoke, proximity, and other forms of detection – oil and gas firms achieve a wider range of monitoring capabilities with fewer devices to purchase, maintain, and repair.
Leverage human assets more efficiently: Computer vision for maintenance inspections, security, and PPE monitoring empowers firms to reduce their labor burdens while liberating essential staff members to focus on more complex and business-critical tasks.
Chooch AI offers the following features to boost security at local and remote operation sites:
Monitor remote locations for security concerns: Chooch AI allows oil and gas firms to monitor unmanned operation sites and infrastructure assets for potential security concerns. Computer vision algorithms for security send instant alerts to decision-makers and monitoring staff as soon as a security concern occurs.
Monitor zones and detect intrusions: With Liveness Detection for facial authentication and vehicle license plate ID systems, Chooch AI empowers hydrocarbon companies to achieve more accurate access control, zone monitoring, and intrusion detection at operation sites. The system alerts management and security as soon as an unauthorized person or vehicle enters a secure area.
Chooch AI dramatically improves workplace safety with the following features:
Monitor for smoke, fire, and leaks: Chooch AI’s prebuilt computer vision models and thermal cameras achieve early detection of fire – including smoke, flairs, overheating, and leaks. This allows oil and gas companies to resolve most fire dangers before they spark into flame and to quickly extinguish fires when they occur.
Detect PPE compliance failures: Chooch AI’s prebuilt computer vision models for PPE detection, allow oil and gas firms to instantly detect when employees are not using required safety vests, hardhats, gloves, goggles, long sleeves, aprons, face shields, masks, harnesses, and more.
Improve accident investigations: Recorded visual information from Chooch AI systems helps firms achieve more accurate and timely accident investigations and reports. The information also helps firms show authorities and regulators what happened to speed up investigations, defend against inaccurate citations, and minimize operational downtime following a catastrophic incident.
Achieve better safety zone management and detect solo workers: Computer vision solutions can instantly alert managers as soon as a worker moves outside of an indicated safety zone while operating dangerous machinery. Computer vision can also detect when a solo worker is performing a task that requires two or more employees for safety purposes.
Fall detection: Chooch AI fall detection algorithms identify when someone falls and immediately notify managers and emergency response personnel.
At Chooch AI, we regularly engage with oil and gas industry teams to help them identify critical processes that computer vision can automate to achieve immediate cost, speed, accuracy, safety, and efficiency improvements.
If you’d like to learn more about how visual AI can help your hydrocarbon firm realize enormous and transformative operational benefits, contact our team for a live demo of the Chooch AI platform or start your free trial now!