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Smart Oil Fields July 21, 2020  |  Written by

Making Smart Offshore Fields Smarter

This blog is the beginning of a whitepaper with the same title written by Oil and Gas Strategist Judy Murray, who dives into how to increase productivity, reduce operating costs, and improve worker and data safety with advanced mesh networking solutions.

The oil and gas industry is no stranger to volatility, but demand swings and the consistently low barrel price have changed the operating landscape. Companies need solutions that allow them to contend with market swings and enable continued profitability through prolonged downturns. Thriving in this changeable environment requires the adoption of technologies that enable new levels of operational integration and performance. Successful, sustainable operations are only possible when companies fully embrace and exploit digital technologies at their disposal and learn to leverage advanced communication technologies to improve operational efficiencies and contend with security threats.

Rajant technology answers these requirements for offshore oil and gas development—creating secure and reliable networks that enable continuous, efficient operations.

As the exclusive provider of private Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, Rajant uses BreadCrumb® network nodes powered by InstaMesh® networking software to deliver a peerless network that is adaptable and scalable, providing real-time data on demand. Rajant BreadCrumbs seamlessly integrate with any Wi-Fi or Ethernet-connected device to deliver low-latency, high-throughput data as well as voice and video applications across a meshed, self-healing network. Any information that can be sent over Ethernet can be sent over a Kinetic Mesh network.

Meet Changing Network Needs—Flexible, Scalable, Reliable

Oil and gas companies increasingly employ sophisticated applications to support equipment and personnel operating in remote, geographically dispersed areas. To interact with and manage this “network of things,” companies need a network infrastructure that is fully mobile and provides optimal broadband connectivity organization-wide. Reliance on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity to improve productivity, streamline operations, and control costs has created a demand for private wireless mesh networks.

More apps, services, and assets are connected to oil and gas projects than ever before, and for many people, network connectivity is critical to job function. Increasing interconnectivity puts pressure on the network to ensure the security and authenticity of the communications traffic moving in, out, and across it. To achieve and maintain peak productivity and efficiency, mission-critical applications need to run on a communications network that offers reliable, agile, and adaptable connectivity that can thrive in diverse and evolving mobility-driven environments. The ideal solution is a “living” mesh network that moves with and adapts to changes in connectivity demand…

To continue reading, please click here to download the whitepaper. 🖉

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