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It may be impossible to catch everything at OTC 2019 in just four days. MarketScale explored every corner of NRG Park in Houston, Texas to bring you the most exciting products, innovations, and displays.

Here is what caught our eye on Monday and Tuesday:

Drones help to keep workers out of the most dangerous areas in the industry. Equipped with state of the art cameras and in some cases infrared technology, these unmanned vehicles are catching leaks, spills and hazards before it is too late.

Also in the unmanned vehicle world, subsea technology like the Freedom by Oceaneering is helping oil and gas companies learn more about the state of offshore rig safety. This vehicle can also gather data later used for industry-changing insight.

Virtual reality is now a real part of oil and gas training. Rig workers are able to learn about the environments they are about to enter before heading into a hazardous area, and have the freedom to make rookie mistakes without serious consequence.

Even as digitization becomes a major part of the oil and gas industry, infrastructure will always be the most vital part of getting the end product to market. The industry is now taking steps to predicatively maintain its existing structures.

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