Welcome to the ARGOS Challenge website
Today’s exploration and production activities are increasingly confronted with extreme and harsh conditions: extreme cold, arid climates, isolated sites, onshore and offshore alike, etc.
In order to meet these new challenges and improve the safety of operators, Total has launched the ARGOS (Autonomous Robot for Gas and Oil Sites) Challenge in December 2013, in partnership with the French National Research Agency (ANR).
Five teams from Austria and Germany, Spain and Portugal, France, Japan and Switzerland, were selected to design and build in less than three years, the first autonomous surface robot adapted to oil & gas sites.
The prototypes will match their skills and capabilities in three competitions scheduled between June 2015 and March 2017. The winner of the ARGOS Challenge will be announced in spring 2017.
Press release Third Quarter and First Nine Months 2016 Results
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Press release Second quarter and first half 2016 results