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Energy firm ExxonMobil has expanded its partnership with data and analytics firm HUVRdata to digitise and standardise drone inspection across global sites and assets.

HUVRdata is providing ExxonMobil with its data and analytics platform for central and secure management, processing and storage of data acquired from drones during the inspection of energy assets.

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The two have been working together to develop the platform for ExxonMobil over the past two years.

Bob Baughman, the CEO of HUVRdata, said: “HUVR is honoured to partner with ExxonMobil as they introduce and scale drone inspections globally and to be the data warehouse for this critical inspection data.

“We look forward to partnering with ExxonMobil as they integrate and scale their drone services to derive the expected ROI…”

ExxonMobil staff will be able to access, via smartphones, images of energy infrastructure shot by the drones to identify asset anomalies.