What is the first image that comes up when you think of the oil and gas industry? It could be a building site with lots of clunky machinery, construction materials, and hard hats.
However, the industry is fast shaking off its old-school label and rapidly adopting new technology and increasing software development. The advantage of mobile solutions for oil and gas companies lies in the nature of the industry. Mobile applications will benefit workers who are without access to computers and experienced teams.
The need for mobile applications will increase when companies recognize the benefits in automating their processes. The will realize cost savings and competitive advantage by digitizing their paper forms and increasing workforce efficiency and productivity.
Oil and gas companies invest in mobile applications to increase business growth, improve communication, get real-time visibility across the business. Companies can also close the loop in the oil field with real-time, accurate data collection applications. Businesses improve their productivity by:
Advances in the development of mobile devices will aid the oil and gas industry. For those in the field, there are explosive proof phones and tablets. At the same time, network bandwidth continues to increase, resulting in the expanded use of applications. The trend is shifting from stand-alone applications to mobile solutions and industry systems.
Oil and gas companies are deploying various applications across their engineering and operations (including drilling, well management, and EH&S). Applications enable a more rapid flow of information whenever and wherever it is needed. The usage of these apps goes above and beyond capturing data. Teams can analyze the data in real-time and immediately respond.
Until recently, companies needed to send information out into the hands of field employees. Today, mobile devices make data much more accessible.
Leading oil and gas companies use mobile applications to perform asset management, project management, and calibrations. These yield tremendous benefits across their upstream, oil field, and downstream operations. Examples include:
There are three types of oil and gas companies: Upstream, midstream, and downstream. Upstream operations involve the discovery and extraction of raw materials. These deposits are then transported via midstream to downstream operations where materials are refined into a final end- product like gasoline. Mobile applications can optimize all of a company’s processes.
According to the Orange Group, digital transformation will have a significant impact on the oil and gas industry. Digital technologies such as mobile and tablet applications are helping companies become more flexible, agile, and cut costs.
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Oilfield mobile applications enable oil and gas companies to digitize their processes, operations and paper forms. This increases worker efficiency by cutting hours spent on each daily activity. It also minimizes risk by decreasing data-entry mistakes and delayed access to critical information. The best oilfield applications work offline, optimize one-handed data entry (speech-to text) and integrate with systems. They populate crucial information automatically for employees, and enable information to be shared across an organization quickly.
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Applications improve and benefit the gas and oil industry significantly by enhancing safety and ensuring compliance. streamlining processes, They can digitize paperwork, increasing worker productivity and boosting the company's financial health. For companies that adopt digitalization, the future looks to be a bright one.