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Drones in the Oil & Gas Industry

New access to paper about legal issues associated with use of drones on projects available in PMWL

12 October 2020 – Dallas, TX, USA – In case you missed it, new access to a useful previously posted resource related to drones and and project management is available in the PM World Library (PMWL).  The resource titled “The Use of Drones in the Oil and Gas Industry: A 4.0 Contract” is a paper by Penda Sow published in the December 2018 edition of the PM World Journal.

According to the paper’s introduction: Over the past few years, the Oil and Gas industry has been evolving and has gone through significant legislative reform. With more and more environment, safety and security issues arising in this industry, new technologies have been introduced on projects such as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). This paper aims at understanding what regulation barriers the UAS faces. We identified the contractual progress that has been made in implementing this technology and evaluated how regulations need to change.

To read this paper, visit the Applications and Hot Topics section of the PMWL at, scroll down and click on Drones in Projects & PM, scroll down to papers.  Registration is required to access; to see who has free access, visit