ADNOC Onshore Launches Innovative Drone Center Project with Al Masaood Energy, Terra Drone, and NDTCCS

January 28, 2023

Abu Dhabi, March 2022 – Al Masaood Energy, in partnership with ADNOC Onshore and vendors Terra Drone and NDT Corrosion Control Services (NDTCCS), is pleased to announce the launch of a new drone center project in the Bab, Bu Hasa, and TPO concession area. The project, set to begin in 2023, aims to enhance safety and efficiency in the oil and gas industry through the use of cutting-edge drone technology.

The scope of work for this initiative includes the provision of services such as facility inspections (including flare inspections and overhead line inspections), in-field security patrols, and pipeline surveillance. In addition, Al Masaood Energy will provide consultancy to develop a comprehensive drone center program, as well as supply drones and training for their use.

The initiative will allow ADNOC Onshore to utilize the potential use of drones which will bring benefits such as:

  • Improved efficiency & accuracy: By using drones for facility inspections and security patrols, ADNOC Onshore can reduce the time and resources required for these tasks, leading to greater efficiency and productivity. In addition, drones equipped with high-resolution cameras and sensors can provide more detailed and accurate inspections, helping ADNOC Onshore identify and address issues more quickly and effectively.
  • Enhanced safety, data collection, and analysis: Drones can access hard-to-reach or hazardous areas without putting workers at risk, leading to a safer working environment. Besides, drones can provide real-time data and images that can be used to improve decision-making and risk assessment.
  • Reduced costs: The use of drones can help ADNOC Onshore save on labor and equipment costs, leading to lower overall expenses.

“We are thrilled to be working with ADNOC Onshore and our partners at Terra Drone and NDTCCS on this exciting project,” said Bakri M. Tarmanini, Department Manager Projects & Advanced Technology Solutions of Al Masaood Energy. “By having drone center and utilizing drones for facility inspections and security patrols, we can improve the efficiency of these processes while also increasing safety for our operations in the Bab, Bu Hasa, and TPO concession area.”

“We are proud to be a part of this innovative project, and to contribute our experience in the local market together with Terra Drone,” said Yazid Hammi, Regional Manager of NDTCCS. “This partnership with Al Masaood Energy and Terra Drone will allow us to harness the latest drone technology to provide ADNOC with the highest quality service, safety, and efficiency. We look forward to its successful implementation.”

Mr Yazid from NDTCCS & Mr Bakri from Al Masaood Energy
Mr Yazid from NDTCCS & Mr Bakri from Al Masaood Energy

Al Masaood Energy hopes that this initiative will provide numerous benefits and serve as a benchmark for other oil and gas companies to follow. By harnessing the power of drone technology, we believe we can drive progress and lead the way in adopting the latest technologies for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Source: Ryan Fadhilah Hadi (Terra Drone)

About Al Masaood Energy
Founded in 1971, Al Masaood Energy is a leading contractor in the oil and gas industry, serving customers in the Middle East and beyond. The company specializes in providing a wide range of services including drilling, well services, and offshore support, as well as supplying and servicing oilfield equipment. With a strong focus on safety and quality, Al Masaood Energy has built a reputation for delivering reliable, efficient, and cost-effective solutions to its clients.


About NDT Corrosion Control Services Co. LLC
Established in 1975, NDT Corrosion Control Services Co. LLC (NDTCCS) is the largest non-destructive testing (NDT) service provider in Saudi Arabia employing over 3,000 technicians in Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, Kuwait, and Bahrain. NDTCCS provides conventional and advanced NDT services for a range of industrial sectors including oil and gas, petrochemicals, mining, nuclear and utilities.


About Terra Drone
Established in 2016, Terra Drone Corporation has quickly become one of the world’s largest industrial drone solution companies employing over 500 drone industry professionals. The company’s head office is located in Tokyo, Japan, and more than 25 branches & partners are spread globally. Terra Drone provides innovative enterprise drone services for oil and gas, utilities, renewables, mining, construction, and GIS sectors, among others.