If you think about it, oil and gas industry works in one of the harshest and dangerous environments and is also the prime user of most extreme technologies known to humans. After all, setting up an oil field in the middle of an ocean does require groundbreaking technologies (literally!), just not the kind of technology we are all accustomed to. But we are here to tell you that our technologies- the internet and mobility, too are now gaining a foothold in this trillion-dollar industry and is shifting the levers as it has everywhere else.
Primarily due to remote locations and extreme environments, oil fields have been pretty late to adopt these new technologies. Even today, most of the tech solutions that work well for other enterprises are essentially useless at oil fields. They need highly specialized and tailored solutions to solve the unique challenges they face. After all, what use does a mobile app have if there is no reliable network connection! That is the reason when mobile app development agencies proceed to deliver solutions for oil fields, they need to bring about the full spectrum of technical proficiency ranging from mobility to enterprise to networking and beyond to tackle challenges at all verticals.
Here is just a glimpse of how oil fields gain considerable leverage in three of the most crucial business components via three different types of mobility solutions:
Oil fields are an enormous industry, possibly the biggest in the world. So when mobility is deployed to bring efficiency, even minor improvements actually convert into much larger monetary incentives. That is, for an industry the size of trillion dollars, even 1% improved efficiency would mean billions of dollars in savings. The solution- Resource Management applications
From managing assets to regulating supply chains, such solutions enable oil fields to make optimum use of each of their diverse pool of resources to maximize efficiency. It helps management keep track of all their resources- humans and materials in real-time and thus schedule operations based on matrices like productivity or priority to keep a holistic control over all business dimensions.
As hinted in the beginning, oil fields aren’t exactly a very safe place to work. People face workplace hazards. Mobility addresses this problem as well by helping oil fields put in place many effective safeguards to create a safer working environment.
Be it monitoring critical equipment for malfunction or just regular inspection reminders, since most of the components deployed in that workspace are very high-end, all such maintenance can be easily streamlined through a single entry-point. Moreover, given the large number of workers onsite, with tight schedules, such applications also help keep track of their shifts and in case of emergency, can quickly notify of how they need to proceed.
Given their enormous size, remote locations, and harsh conditions, it is no surprise that oil fields work under rigorous and sweeping regulations- so much so that it is virtually impossible to keep track of them all manually or by traditional paperwork. For improved compliance, mobile app developers can deliver solutions like:
Be it the regulation of the working environment, equipment, operation, or the overall supply chain, applications in each of those domains accumulate a ton of data, which can then be easily analyzed to assess and enforce regulations. Additionally, since all of the data is continuously recorded, it helps businesses have an archive of all their operations that further aids them in future.
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