Mission-critical oil and gas communication networks

Oil and gas communications networks are mission critical, but often must be deployed at offshore oil fields in an environment with severe hazards and challenges. Stefan Palm reports

Identity verification in remote locations

Human Recognition Systems’ MSite Mobile enables oil companies to conduct instantaneous mobile mustering during health and safety incidents

Wireless developments boost productivity and plant security

Flexible and reliable field wireless systems are not only being used to improve productivity but, as Sean Ottewell finds, also to ensure plant security

Benefits of wireless reach a wider audience

The importance of wireless communication continues to grow as its health, safety and cost benefits gain wider appreciation, Sean Ottewell reports

Streamlining communications systems

Erik Dellinger describes how one oil and gas company revamped its entire communication structure to achieve improved performance

Bitumen companies go wireless to monitor production facilities

Bitumen often poses storage and handling problems. Here, Sean Ottewell reports on two Australian companies who are tackling these by turning to wireless communication solutions

Gas pipeline monitoring: moving from analogue to wireless

As it continues with a major expansion of its natural gas pipeline transmission system, a major Irish energy provider has invested in wireless technology. This, as Sean Ottewell reports, both replaces ageing, hardwired devices and acts as part of a trial to decide the future specifications that the company requires

Simplify hydrocarbon allocation and production reporting

Traditional production reporting and hydrocarbon allocation systems have time, cost and security drawbacks. Sean Ottewell reports on a solution which overcomes these problem

Plant controlled by automation system with integrated telecoms

Plant will be controlled by ABB Extended Automation System 800xA and integrated with the telecoms systems

ABB and Statoil sign $2m framework agreement

Three year agreement for modification and maintenance of telecommunications systems

Making money with mobile workforce management

If your projects typically yield one million or more in hard-dollar benefits and have a 3-6 month payback, then life is good. But if you would like to experience such gains regularly, then you might consider implementing in-the-field decision-support systems. Charles D Mohrmann explains

Communications support rapid decision making in remote locations

Communications systems often have to operate in remote, dangerous situations, but the latest solutions not only improve processing, but also speed up response to natural or medical emergencies. Sean Ottewell reports

Information integrity management

New AVEVA business paper outlines information integrity management for owner-operators in the oil and gas, power industries

Wireless technologies reduce costs and cut operational risk

Wireless subsea cameras, a smart wireless network linking wells, rigs and drilling units, and an ultrasonic scanner on flexible risers are among the latest wireless innovations on offer. Sean Ottewell reports

Digital and wireless solutions dominate market

Digital and wireless monitoring solutions are dominating today's oil and gas industry, driven by rapid advances in speed and durability. Sean Ottewell reports



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