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Oil & Gas

The quest for oil leads resource companies to the most remote and harsh environments on earth. Dealing with the head office used to be a week long courier's affair, leaving large teams of oil workers idle for days, all at full salary. Implementing global communication technologies into the field is allowing the head office to deal with the teams in the field in real time, saving virtually millions in downtime, and allowing workflow to meet the important deadlines and maximize profits.

The oil-patch is in Aztech Solutions back-yard and we know this industry and its needs better than anyone.

Oil & Gas Users Communications Solutions
  • Exploration teams
  • Petroleum tanker fleets (railroad, maritime, truck)
  • Pipeline
  • Refineries
  • Remote offices
  • Drilling crews
  • Off-shore operations
  • Office-to-field and field-to-office voice and data communications
  • Field-to-field coordination
  • Crew calling
  • Voice, voice-mail, call forwarding
  • E-mail, fax, messaging, web access, and file transfer

Oil Exploration

Through our satellite communications, your exploration and drilling teams can transmit geo-magnetic and seismic surveys, drilling, mud logging, production testing and other data from field operations to head office for instant analysis — with immediate communications back to the field directing crews on next steps. Crucial daily operational progress reports between survey crew and head office can easily be downloaded.

Drilling Operations

During drilling, site operators can take advantage of satellite voice, fax, and e-mail capabilities to transmit information on rock formations from the drilling recorder to the head office. In addition, satellite communications can also be used to monitor status and production information from wells and pipelines to help improve operating efficiencies. Data on pump and valve control, flow measurements, pressure and temperature monitoring, leak detection, and corrosion monitoring can be sent back from the field to office staff.

Safety/ Rescue /Emergency Response

In an emergency situation, an immediate link to the outside world can mean the difference between life and tragedy. With satellite communications, site managers can access emergency assistance quickly and employees can rest comfortably with the knowledge that help and family is only a phone call a way. The ensured ability to communicate means remote crews can call for help and respond quickly in case of injury or emergency – and safer operations can help control insurance premiums.

Satellite solutions provide the communications support required to respond to environmental emergencies immediately, mitigating damage and limiting liability while improving environmental stewardship.

Remote/Off-Shore Offices / Mobile Staff

Secure, efficient communications can be provided between remote, isolated locations and head offices to report on work status, dispatch supplies and repairs, report on-site emergencies, and transfer geophysical surveys. Dual mode GSM & satellite technology solutions enable oil workers to use technology for voice and data connectivity in satellite mode when they're working in isolated areas and GSM while they are in the city suburbs. Satellite-based payphones can be set up to serve oil crews in remote areas. This boosts the morale of mobile workers by giving them the ability to keep in touch with their family and friends. Phone cards can be sold with prepaid time on them with billing by the second.

Pipelines/SCADA Operations

Satellite based communications for SCADA networks form a reliable alternative to traditional methods of data collection and monitoring to and from remote sites to monitor production information and downtime alarms from oil wells and gas compressor stations as well as provide remote control of valves and compressors. Satellite communications solutions for SCADA operations provide many benefits including:

  • Portable systems with a short implementation cycle
  • Broadcast networks (multiple stations can receive a single message)
  • Very cost effective compared with land lines
  • Highly reliable with world-wide coverage

Satellite communications solutions are applicable for electric utilities (monitoring & control of substations, distribution switches, & co-generation units), environmental monitoring (rain gauges, lightning detectors, avalanche monitors), and for Cathodic monitoring to ensure safety & compliance. With a Satellite based communications solution for SCADA in place, you will be able to minimize downtime and lost revenue.

Asset Management – Fixed & Mobile

Satellite communications enables a variety of asset management capabilities for both fixed and mobile assets. By enabling communications anywhere, anytime, a variety of information about assets can be collected and monitored remotely, such as:

  • Automated meter reading for electric, gas and water
  • Monitoring and reporting for oil, gas and chemical storage tanks
  • Flow, leakage and cathodic protection monitoring for pipelines
  • Tracking and monitoring of vehicle, truck, trailer and cargo locations
  • Track operating conditions of vehicles, tanker fleets and trailers including temperature alarms, open doors, full/empty conditions, engine hours, fuel levels, miles driven and engine diagnostics

Oil Field Service

Oil Field ServiceSatellite technology provides Oil Field Service companies with the ability to equip mobile service rigs to improve communications between field crews and customers for progress reporting on rig and well performance data. This capability provides you with a competitive edge through operations that ensure voice and data communications regardless of the location of the service rig.

Contact us today, and arrange a meeting with our communication professionals to talk about your specific requirements

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