ChaiOne Insights: mobile oil and gas

Why Midstream Firms Need Mobile Oil and Gas Technology

4 minutes read

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

5 minutes read

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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Why Companies Should Embrace Oil and Gas Mobility

6 minutes read

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

7 minutes read

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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Mapping Mobility Opportunities For A Facilities Engineer

4 minutes read

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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Things to Consider for Mobility in Oil and Gas

7 minutes read

The recent precipitous drop in oil prices demands that companies respond by cutting operational costs wherever possible. Costs that were sustainable at prices of $100 a barrel are simply not sustainable with oil prices in the $40’s.

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How can mobility impact the digital oilfield?

3 minutes read

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

3 minutes read

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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Using Context Aware Mobile Apps in the Oil and Gas Industry

4 minutes read

Seems like anywhere you turn, you’ll hear someone talking about how contextual awareness is the future of technology...or depending on the groups of people you hang out with, maybe you haven’t heard yet? Well, context aware mobile applications and beacons will make a major impact on how people do business now and in the future. Many conversations are happening around beacons (or iBeacons) and retail. Even though some may be concerned with privacy, “77% of consumers said they would be willing to...

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