WATCH: Shell using drones to monitor thousands of wells in vast Surat Basin

Remotely piloted drone. Pic: Shell
Remotely piloted drone. Pic: Shell

Energy giant Shell has released a video of special remotely piloted drones which are used to inspect thousands of wells and pipelines in Australia.

QGC is owned by Shell and is one of the leading operators in eastern Australia.

The drones can fly up to 900 metres in the air, travelling across thousands of kilometres.

QGC uses them to inspect wells and pipelines across great distances in the Surat Basin, one of its largest natural gas producers.

Shell said it is the first itme drones have been used to inspect wells over such a wide area

The aircraft are build by InsituPacific, which is part of Boeing.

See the video below: