There is a missing piece in the oil and gas industry, a hole, if you will. We’ve all, as a collective group, come to an impasse in this industry. We knew it was coming, but as it sneaks up on us, in whatever group we belong, we are affected by it in some way. The missing piece is knowledge. Knowledge that is lost in the abyss called the skills gap. On the job, hands-on skills and more importantly, experience. People are the tool that make this industry turn. People furiously working in offices across the country and world, to produce things on paper that will turn into a successful, thriving product.
Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.