LatAm Briefs: Robots On Platforms, Oil Union vs. Shell Argentina

(Energy Analytics Institute, 30.Mar.2021) — Energy briefs from the Latin America and Caribbean region including: the calculated oil industry wage savings from using robots on platforms instead of humans and a commission in Argentina that will likely decide a conflict between the country’s oil union and Shell.

Oil Industry Savings From Using Robots on Platforms

Automation could save the oil industry an estimated $7bn in wages for by replacing humans with robots on platforms, the daily Colombian newspaper El Espectador reported on 29 March 2021, citing a report by Rystad Energy.

Commission To Decide Conflict Between Union, Shell

Three weeks after a conflict between the Private Oil Guild broke out with the operating company Shell, due to the subcontracting of a sand supplier company, there’s still no final resolution, daily newspaper Río Negro on 30 March 2021. The issue will be decided by a commission that will rule on whether the claim initiated by the union organization is valid.

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