ChaiOne Insights: mobile oil and gas

Benefits of a Mobile Field Service App

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In 2015, a whopping $8 billion was projected to be spent on oil and gas mobile apps along with $168 billion on enterprise mobile applications. According to an Oil & Gas IQ survey of CIOs, IT Directors, and project leaders in the oil and gas industry, the #2 priority for CIOs in 2013 is mobile technology. The emphasis on mobile technology will only grow as more people own smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices. In addition, 55% of CIOs believe that mobile technology will greatly enhance...

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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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Oil & Gas Mobile Field Enablement

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Who really maintains the processes at your wells or central facilities? Is it your SCADA Administrator? Production Engineer? Asset Manager? If you answered yes to any of the above, then you should guess again. This person is away from the safety of an office or cubicle. They have dirt on their hands, mud on their boots — they brave the elements. This person is on-site, with their eyes, ears — and from my experience — nose to the ground. This unsung hero is your field operator.

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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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Why Upstream Oil and Gas Mobile Technology Means Improved Productivity

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Imagine an oil and gas field worker using a mobile device to check production levels while working near a well. It’s not a common sight to see. However, it will become increasingly common as E&P companies continue to invest in mobile solutions in order to better manage their people and equipment and collect more accurate data. According to a survey by Oil & Gas IQ, 89% of people surveyed thought that mobile technology would revolutionize the operational environment. With increasing demands for...

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O&G + IIoT = >$ | Benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things in Oil and Gas

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Have you realized? We're living in a world with drones and sensors. The sound of this is like something out of a movie, but it's real. In fact, drones and sensors are changing the oil and gas industry. Some oil and gas companies are already looking into deployment options for drones. Why are oil and gas companies investing in drones and the Internet of Things? The rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is allowing first-mover Oil and Gas (O&G) companies to dramatically increase...

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Why Companies Should Embrace Oil and Gas Mobility

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While reviewing the Apple’s iPad in Business website, I noticed something strange among the 33 various business types Apple was promoting. No Oil and Gas. Five Oil and Gas companies are in the top 10 Fortune Global 500, yet none are currently highlighted by Apple. Why is this?

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What Oil and Gas Has Taught Us About UX and Mobile Solutions

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ChaiOne has done a bunch of work in the oil and gas industry. Our efforts stretch across customer service centers in Mexico, distributions facilities along the Gulf Coast, offshore oil rigs in the Pacific Ocean, and to frozen land rigs in northern Canada. Below is a short list of considerations for those that want to make mobile technology with great user experiences for oil and gas field workers. This is split across two parts: Part 1 is about the human considerations and Part 2 is about...

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