+44 (0) 1772 875 585 PETROTEK UK Unit 3 | Progress Business Park | Orders Lane | Preston | PR4 2TZ | UK
+44 (0) 1772 875 585 PETROTEK UK Unit 3 | Progress Business Park | Orders Lane | Preston | PR4 2TZ | UK
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The petrochemical UAV inspection specialists

Over 20 years of petrochemical industry experience

With over 20 years experience and first hand expert knowledge of the offshore oil and gas industry, we know the job inside out, along with the dangers, risks, costs and time constraints that the maintenance of oil and gas installations can bring.

With offshore and Civil Aviation Authority certifications, plus the highest standards of UAV drone and camera equipment, Petrotek can bring phenomenal advantages to the petrochemical industry.

Petrotek service applications

Using the latest UAV drone technology and high definition video and stills, we provide accurate footage, evidence and reports of key areas of the installation, replacing the costly and risky process of using manpower for the same undertaking.

Petrotek applications include:

Flare tip, towers, booms & associated pipework inspections
Riser and installation jackets inspections
Vessel structure inspections
Crane inspections
Derrick inspections
Vessel structure inspections
Emergency inspections
Pipeline inspections
Thermal inspections
Gas plant inspections
Chimney inspections

The advantages of using Petrotek UAV inspections

Cost Saving

On average a Petrotek inspection will save in excess of $4M vs a manual inspection.


We improve efficiencies by minimising asset down time.


We eliminate the need for initial human inspections, placing people in dangerous locations.

Operational intelligence

We help our clients make more informed commercial decisions and plan shut-downs more accurately.

International Operations

UK Head Office

Our head office is based in Preston in the UK.

Our UK team have global expertise having operated across Europe, the Americas, Middle East and Africa.

With a true global operation we can mobilise to any location rapidly to ensure our clients’ assets remain online.

Africa & Middle East Office

With offices in Port Harcourt we are well placed to serve the African and Middle Eastern markets.

Typically our teams can assemble and be on location within 5 days subject to visa or customs restrictions.

Call us for a consultation today.

Petrotek by numbers

On an average medium sized installation, using Petrotek to perform flare & boom tip inspections rather than issuing a manual shut-down saves our clients in the region of…

barrels in lost production
and at $45 per barrel
that saves over $4.2M

Petrotek key contacts

Petrotek key contacts


With over 20 years expertise in the petrochemical industry, Guy started Petrotek to fill a gap in the underseved African petrochemicals market.

Having worked on numerous vessels all over the world, Guy understands first hand how manual inspections can lead to operational issues and lost revenue.

As a CAA and PfCO certified pilot and petroleum engineering qualified, Guy leads his team from the front to ensure that the highest standards are maintained.


Daniel is a qualified CAA PfCO UAV pilot and a Professional Photographer.

Combining both Daniel assists Petrotek in ensuring all image data provided to our client’s is up to the standard expected in a professional engineering environment.

Daniel ensure that all of our image data equipment is kept up to date with the best available on todays market.


Based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Petrotek in county affiliate Sotonya has a wealth of expertise within the African and Middle Eastern markets.

As a qualified Oil and Gas Engineer Sotonya is able to interface with the complex interaction between National Oil companies and external service providers to ensure smooth operations are conducted.

With the added operational ability utilising UAV’s Sotonya’s company provide Petrotek with excellent cross country operations and liaison.


As a chartered health and safety professional Paul has over 20 years experience in the petrochemical industry within installations across the world.

Paul’s knowledge of operating procedures and risk assessment worldwide ensures a safe interface between Petrotek UAV inspections and production.

His expertise links the requirements of HSE with that of the operational demands with-out compromising either to the business outcome for our clients.

Join Petrotek's growing team. Contact us for the latest vacancies.