Sky Futures

North Sea

ICR Integrity buys drone company


Oil and gas services group ICR Integrity of Aberdeen has muscled in on the drone-based inspections market by snapping up Sky-Futures Partners for an undisclosed sum.


Video: Drone footage captured in confined spaces


Sky Futures has produced new footage showing how confined space inspections take place. The video was captured at the company’s 350acre testing and training centre. The drones can inspect storage tanks, vessels and other confined space and inspections take hours rather than days or weeks. Watch the footage below.

Oil & Gas

Drone firm backed to the skies with £2.5million

A drone firm specialising in the oil and gas industry has been boosted by venture capital investment worth more than £2.5million. Sky-Futures, which is opening a new, larger office in Aberdeen on Monday, has also been backed by a US fund specialising in drone technology. The firm was founded in 2009 by James Harrison and Chris Blackford who operated drones in Iraq and Afghanistan while in the British Army.