ChaiOne Insights: digital oilfield

Oil and Gas Operational Excellence Through Mobility and the Industrial Internet of Things

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It is no secret that low oil and gas prices are changing the ways companies operate in the oil patch. In the past, companies turned to reduction-in-force (RIF) strategies to cut operating costs to remain viable during lean market conditions. Today, more innovative and competitive companies are focusing on Operational Excellence (OE) to not only further cut operating costs, but also increase their productivity, performance and profitability. Mobile technology and the Industrial Internet of...

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3 Ways Field Service Apps Empower Your Mobile Workforce

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For many years, field services software and digital innovations were focused on work executed indoors, at a desk and in front of a monitor. Yet, a large percentage of the workforce that actively generates revenue for a company–operators, technicians, and inspectors –continues to rely on pen-and-paper, phones, or laptops. Mass adoption of smartphones and tablets in the public sector, as well as emerging technologies to support enterprise operations on these devices, provide numerous...

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Why Midstream Firms Need Mobile Oil and Gas Technology

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Imagine field after field of oil storage tanks, some so large they could hold a 747 jumbo jet. This is what you will see when you drive out to Cushing, Okla., home to around 58 million barrels of oil, or about 12.5 percent of the country’s stockpile.

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Mapping Mobility Opportunities For A Facilities Engineer

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Facilities engineers are the unsung heroes of the oil field. While others are out searching for the latest and greatest, they are busy taking care of the fastly fading and forgotten facilities. We wanted to know how they use technology on the job and identify opportunities for mobile. So, we interviewed a couple facilities engineers who work in the production fields of Texas.

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How can mobility impact the digital oilfield?

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The adoption of smartphones have surpassed the PC at last and is becoming even more integrated into day-to-day life. We use it to read email, share news with friends, check the weather, follow the news, manage our physical activity, remotely manage our home security, track the calories we consume, etc.

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Mobile Field Enablement for Refinery Process Engineers

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The typical petroleum refinery is a marvel of modern engineering. On a daily basis, hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil flow through thousands of miles of pipe and dozens of process units to generate finished goods including fuels, lubricants, liquefied petroleum gases, sulfur, and asphalt.

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The Industrial Internet of Things: Making Companies Smarter

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If you’ve been following the latest tech news, you’ve probably heard about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it will affect consumers. To put it simply, the Internet of Things means enabling everyday objects to have network connectivity and giving them the ability to send and receive data. The term has mostly been used to describe consumer products such as smart light bulbs and other smart devices to create an entire smart home. However, the IoT can reach beyond just your everyday consumer...

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Potential Uses of Google Glass in the Oil & Gas Industry

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Wearable technology seems to be everywhere lately. According to statistics from the IHS and RockHealth.com, “the global wearables market was worth more than $2.5B in revenue in 2012 and is expected to cross $8B in 2018”. Wearables aren’t just for fitness -- the technology can be applied to a variety of industries. As the market continues to grow in value, many different types of organizations are trying to figure out where wearables can be applied to enhance the business. From hockey fans to...

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Oil & Gas iPad Apps

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For many oil and gas companies, the question of whether to use iPads and tablets for operational work has always been something to worry about. Whether you wonder about the effectiveness of the tablet or embracing new technology, oil and gas companies have not always used technology to their benefit.

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