Satellite Communications: Enabling Total Operational Visibility in the Digital Oilfield


In today’s tough economic climate, the oil industry looks for any advantage to maximize their return on investment. While oil prices are falling, the volume of oil required has remained the same, if not increased. This means that in order to remain competitive, the oil industry must focus on efficiency, to do achieve more with less.
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Utilizing Technology to Comply with Regulations


It’s no secret that greenhouse gas emissions and pollution are continuously becoming a problematic environmental issue. Therefore, in August 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a suite of requirements under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to reduce methane and VOC emissions from oil and natural gas production, processing and transportation activities. According to the EPA the proposed rules are, “a suite of commonsense requirements that together will help combat climate change, reduce air pollution that harms public health, and provide greater certainty about Clean Air Act permitting requirements for the oil and natural gas industry.”
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Oil, Gas and Mining Companies Extend Operations with Mission-Critical Communications Networks


To address the world’s nearly insatiable demand for energy, oil and gas companies are undergoing dramatic changes. Fluctuating prices not-withstanding, these companies are extracting fuel at a faster rate, from more distant, remote fields in increasingly austere operating environments and more hazardous conditions. In concert with this trend, they are adopting new and innovative digital technologies to maximize production efficiency and workforce productivity, while minimizing impacts on the environment and helping more effectively ensure the health and safety of workers. Simultaneously, they need to extend the life of their existing operational assets to avoid painful disruptions.
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Digital and Tech in Oil and Gas: Mobile Enables New Efficiencies


Technology has always played an important role in the oil and gas industry. Computers and seismic models have been part of E&P exploration for decades. However, as digital technology becomes more sophisticated, E&P companies need to expand their thinking about how to bring new technology into the field and how to automate back-office business processes to make them more efficient. It’s time that every energy producer starts considering the power of mobile devices, like the smartphone, to gather real-time production data that can help streamline workflow, cut overhead, and increase revenue.
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