People often refer to owning a boat as the equivalent of having a hole in the water you throw money into, referring to the consensus that boats are money pits. Well what if those boats were massive in size and there were many of them? What if millions of dollars were potentially at stake because the cargo was a vital resource that must be adequately monitored and maintained? That becomes quite a bit of a game changer. There are ships all around the world that hold and transport one of our most valuable resources, fuel. Because of this, it is critical that the fuel is measured and analyzed with pinpoint accuracy, to increase the bottom line, ensure efficiency, and improve the overall performance of a fleet.
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.