ChaiOne Insights: 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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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 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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Things to Consider for Mobility in Oil and Gas

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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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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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Are Your Digital Plant Tools Helping Employees?

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The digital plant will never be successful without user research.

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Technology and the Generation Gap

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Technology continues to revolutionize the way that work is done. For instance, digital data entry on a tablet allows users to skip paper forms, reduces errors in recorded information and provides real-time access to new data for the whole team. Sensors and connected devices allow remote monitoring, even on mobile devices, informing users about needed maintenance or repair. For a business to reap benefits that technology can deliver, high user adoption is critical.

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The Digital Plant: Transforming Operations

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Walk into a power plant or manufacturing shop floor today and there is one thing you are almost guaranteed to see: paper, and lots of it.

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