2018 March-April Technology 

Taking Batteries Out of the Cost Equation for WirelessHART Networks

Wireless instruments provide critical information on physical processes such as temperature, pressure, level, flow and humidity to wireless sensing networks, including WirelessHART, ISA100, Zigbee and other 802.15.4 networks. Used to monitor the operating conditions and health of industrial equipment from engines to motors, pumps, valves, and compressors, wireless instrumentation is often used in conjunction with control systems as well as… Read More
Phil Neray 2018 March-April Interviews Technology 

Growing Cyber Threats to Oil & Gas Facilities

A few months ago, the world learned of a targeted cyberattack on a petrochemical facility in Saudi Arabia. Now known as TRITON, the Stuxnet-like attack shut down the facility—and allowed the attackers to gain control of a critical safety system that provides emergency shutdown of plant processes. These Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) are designed to avoid catastrophic safety and environmental… Read More
Mobile Apps Boost Efficiency 2018 March-April Technology 

Mobile Apps Boost Efficiency

Technology is outpacing oil and gas in growth, but that’s good for the industries. In addition to the fact that processors, screens, casings and many other digital product elements rely on the oil and gas for manufacturing, software and mobile devices have the potential to innovate operations, boost efficiency and increase job safety. Most companies utilize desktop software for bookkeeping,… Read More
Subsea Technology 2018 March-April Features Technology Upstream 

Subsea Technology

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Pushing Boundaries in Offshore O&G To say times were different when the first Gulf oil well went into service is a bit of an understatement. The year was 1938, and the Superior-Pure State No. 1 well was the first of its kind—if not extremely risky. One mile offshore, the Creole, Louisiana well used very little metal… Read More
Dave McCarthy 2018 March-April Technology 

Using IIoT to Improve O&G Operations

Digital innovation strategies incorporating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are top-of-mind for oil and gas operators working to achieve greater productivity and lower costs, even in the face of escalating prices. While the use of connected equipment to help improve operational visibility and control isn’t new, advances in software and analytics capacity give operators an entirely new asset for… Read More
2018 March-April Technology 

Blockchain, IoT, and Wearables Enter the Digital Oilfield

The world is abuzz with Bitcoin, blockchain technology, and the Internet of Things (IoT), with many oil and gas executives asking, “Where do these new technologies fit into our company? How can we implement them to make our business better, more profitable?” While Bitcoin might not be the answer these companies are looking for, Venezuela’s “petro” cryptocurrency might not be… Read More
2018 January-February Technology 

Savings Across The Board: How Anomaly Detection & Prediction Improves Business Performance In Oil And Gas

Leading oil and gas companies haven’t exactly been quick to bring their maintenance systems up to date. And with that comes huge risks to the environment, workers, and an organization’s financial state. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, for example, killed 11 platform workers and was named ‘the worst U.S. environmental disaster.’ But even if organizations do sidestep calamity, outages… Read More
2017 November-December Technology 

Evolution of the Oil and Gas Business Model: Room to Build on a Strong Foundation

In oil & gas, enthusiasm for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is already abundant. But unfulfilled potential abounds. A new study from Bsquare found that while 89% of businesses employ some sort of solution, most deployments remain fairly basic. Since advanced IIoT offers significantly greater ROI, many companies are leaving substantial value on the table. With cost reduction cited as the top… Read More
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