Some organizations have already realized how mobile can change their processes while others are still trying to understand the benefits. Mobile has the power to impact many industries including the oil and gas industry. There are many benefits from mobile such as the ability to capture data directly from the oilfield, get real-time information, locate objects and important resources, and collaborate with other operators and engineers.
Organizations that have already gone mobile include Rigzone, an oil and gas news and information resource that also provides a career center for job seekers and employers. The organization’s app helps you navigate the oil and gas industry with news and other relevant information. Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield services company, has a mobile app that serves as a reference for oilfield activities. Another organization, Bracewell & Giuliani, an international law firm that serves a variety of organizations and individuals in the energy, technology, and financial services sectors, recently launched a mobile app in response to the shale energy boom in the United States and around the world. The app serves as the premier source for shale info. For oilfield workers, there are field enablement apps that help you manage well information and calculate important data. These apps are a beneficial addition to an oil and gas professional's toolkit.
It can be hard to keep up with the latest news in the oil and gas world. Fortunately, there are now apps that can help you out. Rigzone is an online resource in oil and gas that seeks to be the gateway to the oil and gas industry. Along with its website, Rigzone also has a mobile app that job seekers as well as oil and gas industry professionals can utilize while on the go. With the Rigzone app, you can search and apply to thousands of oil and gas jobs, access the latest industry news, and find local industry events all on your mobile device. If you’re looking for jobs in oil and gas, you can use Rigzone’s app to look for careers and even read the latest industry news and analysis to show a potential employer that you know what’s currently going on in the industry. You can also use the personalized instant push notifications to be one of the first to know when there are new job opportunities and articles posted in the app.
The Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary app is an oil and gas reference that can help you understand what’s going on in the industry. The app includes definitions for major oilfield activities that are for both technical generalists and experts and has various illustrations to clarify definitions. This resource can come in handy when you're trying to clarify issues with oilfield workers and others involved on a project.
Bracewell & Giuliani - In January, Bracewell & Giuliani went mobile and released its ShalePlay App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. (An Android version will be available in the first half of 2014.) The ShalePlay app is the first of its kind and offers a comprehensive resource on news and information related to shale gas and hydraulic fracturing. This app will help companies and professionals by offering the latest developments in this sector. The ShalePlay app has some cool features including an interactive map of shale plays, a historical timeline of hydraulic fracturing, and glossary of common terms. The app presents the topics of shale gas and hydraulic fracturing in a creative way that helps people understand what’s going on in the midst of the shale energy boom.
Besides the apps mentioned earlier, field enablement apps can be useful in the oil and gas industry when implemented correctly. You probably won't see these apps in the public app store since their purpose is to serve the internal users at a company. For field enablement, mobile apps can include a variety of features that are useful to field operators. For example, a field enablement app can have a list of wells that are associated with the user. The list can help them figure out how to plan the day and which wells to concentrate on first. In addition, another app for the field could include an interactive map that helps workers figure out routes and well locations. Since seeing measurements of production and downtime are useful to field operators, a field enablement app that shows graphs with this data would make it easier to collect and analyze data.
All of these apps offer companies and individuals great resources into the world of oil and gas. Whether you work in the oilfield or at a corporate office at a major oil and gas company, you’ll find that having a mobile app is helpful in getting information you need easily and quickly. If you want to realize additional benefits, you can create a mobile strategy that will take your organization to another level.
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