In a low price landscape that continues to erode margins, Oil and Gas (O&G) companies are constantly thinking about ways to increase revenues. Now, what if you can deploy mobile devices to provide real-time information to field technicians? You can then easily predict and avoid equipment failure, reduce unexpected downtime, and effectively fulfill production quotas–all of which accelerate revenue growth.
Why not create mobile apps that facilitate accurate tracking, and paperless management of your inventory? Doing so will help improve productivity, optimize supply chain operations, and most importantly, enhance customer service.
Your field workers are consistently exposed to hot environments of up to 50o Celsius. How about providing them smart jackets driven by mobile technologies to monitor and increase their safety, and ensure agile response to emergency situations?
These are just a few ways in which mobile technologies can help redefine your business processes across the upstream, midstream, and downstream value chain. According to a poll by the Economist Intelligence Business Unit, 80% of the O&G executives surveyed agree that mobile technologies enable them to achieve higher productivity and enhance capacity. Combined with the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables, these technologies also serve as a potent medium for driving large-scale cost savings, as well as creating newer revenue streams.
Harnessing Mobile Technology
Mobile technologies enable you to redefine almost all the activities across the value chain, from production, maintenance, and transportation, to environmental assessments, pipeline and oilfield construction, and fire safety and security inspections.
Let us take a look at some of the key benefits of deploying mobile solutions on and off the field:
Gaining increased visibility: With mobile technologies, you can realize unique business value by integrating mobile and field-based processes into the IT and OT ecosystem. You can thus gain real-time visibility into operations, and effectively manage widely-dispersed assets and employees.
Creating an informed workforce: By offering wearables and Head-Mounted Display (HMD) solutions to your workers, you can help them gain automatic situational awareness to improve their accuracy of work. Likewise, beacons can facilitate proximity detection, and guide workers to take requisite measures before moving to hazardous areas. The real-time information relayed by these devices can also help the control room instantly recognize ‘man down’ situations and take quick remedial actions.
Facilitating smarter decision making: You can deploy advanced location-based analytics along with Augmented Reality (AR) to help key stakeholders access critical information to take informed decisions and respond to dynamic situations effectively. Interactive visualization on mobile devices can help visualize data in the form of charts or graphs, providing deep insights into operational performance.
Driving asset maintenance in remote fields: With mobile solutions, you can perform inspections of remote pipelines and refinery equipment and conduct environmental evaluations, in an offline manner. Mobile apps will help you capture and analyze real-time data, helping you proactively address potential bottlenecks and other operational issues.
Enabling regulatory compliance: Low-cost mobile solutions can be used to perform complex tasks remotely, in adherence with regulatory compliance and reporting criteria. They also help create robust data archives and repositories of compliance and environmental initiatives.
The O&G downturn is forcing companies to slash capital expenditures, cancel or put projects on hold, or even go bankrupt. Companies are also grappling with severe resource constraints. However, with a comprehensive mobile strategy, you can confidently ride out the current tough environment, and also create sustained competitive advantage in the long run.
Realize greater ROI with L&T Infotech’s Field Service Mobility Solutions
L&T Infotech’s field mobility apps have been designed by coupling our experience in mobile software domain with our understanding of asset-intensive industries.
Our ServiceFirst solution can help streamline field service operations. The solution provisions wearable glasses to enable hands-free operations, integrates with IoT for proactive monitoring of equipment and generation of event-based triggers, and helps increase the ‘first-time fix’ rate through video collaboration with remote Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
Our wearables and HMD-based apps for guided maintenance, training and tour combine AR and AI (Artificial Intelligence) to provide onsite help to field engineers, thus substantially improving their productivity.
We also have beacon-based Health & Safety Management (HSE) apps, which remind field engineers to take appropriate safety measures while entering hazardous areas, enable them to report safety incidences, access safety tips and videos, and fill compliance checklists in an intuitive manner.
We can tailor our suite of field mobility apps to address your specific operational challenges. Let’s talk!
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