IoT for Oil and Gas?
How the Internet of Things (IoT) is Shaping the Oil & Gas Industry
One of the major controllable cost categories associated with oil and gas production is operational connectivity and visibility. This covers a wide range of inputs from human assets performing field data capture to remotely monitoring, controlling, and optimizing processes at single and multi-well pads, midstream facilities, and pipelines.
One thing common among all those items is that to be controlled and optimized, they have to be monitored. That's where IoT applications for oil and gas production come into play.
Greenfield activity has been exciting and well-funded, but legacy production operations that are decades old are laden with equipment that may have never been connected. This situation has the potential to expose operators to an increased level of human intervention (putting eyes on the well frequently), mitigating environmental catastrophes (leaks/spills), theft, and operational outages due to electrical or mechanical failures.
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Integrating IoT Into Each Segment of Oil & Gas Production
The Oil & Gas (O&G) market consist of several sub-segments, all of which are currently experiencing growth. These segments are all opportunities for MultiTech equipment to help connect your assets:
The upstream segment of oil and gas production includes surveying, mining and drilling of resources. In short, it’s what gets the product out of the ground. IoT applications like well site gateways and worker computers help monitor the status of pumps and provide historical data that helps track equipment maintenance information.
Midstream connects Upstream and Downstream oil and gas production. It encompasses the transportation of product through pipeline, rail, ships and intermediate processing. The potential in IoT for Midstream O&G lies in optimizing transportation by monitoring the movement of product. MultiTech has helped equip Midstream production with sensors that provide real-time data and alert workers in the event of leaks.
Industrial users of hydrocarbon product to make consumables. These are generally part of large processing complexes. Oil and gas are commodities that face great market volatility. Integrating IoT through tank sensors can help distributors get a better feel for their product’s supply, minimizing cost and maximizing efficiency.
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