Unmanned cargo helicopter tested on Gazprom Neft’s Arctic fieldsChristian Fernsby ▼ | October 12, 2020
An unmanned aerial vehicle designed to deliver heavy and oversized cargo under Arctic conditions has, for the first time in Russia, been tested on the Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye oil and gas condensate field in Gydan Peninsula of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, with an unmanned Tiber KAGU-150 successfully completing several flights and delivering materials and equipment to the field.
Unmanned Gazprom Neft
The project was undertaken by specialists from Gazpromneft-Snabzheniye, representatives from Russian drone and unmanned-systems producer Tiber LLC, and employees at Messoyakhaneftegaz.
The UAV, controlled from the company’s logistics base in the Tazovsky settlement, successfully completed a route, delivering load to the field.
The drone has demonstrated high technical capabilities under Arctic conditions.
A second round of testing is planned at the Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye field in December 2020, with drone developers and oil-industry specialists all keen to test it under Arctic winter conditions. ■