Wireless technology plays an integral part in the day-to-day operations of virtually every industry on the planet. However, if you spent your time visiting most of the world’s oil fields, you wouldn’t believe that.
Despite being a rather obvious fit with the inherent nature of the oilfield services sector (OFS), wireless I/O has been adopted by producers at a slow pace, with most continuing to rely upon miles and miles of fault-prone wire to connect onsite control centers with wellsite instrumentation.
In a field where safety, productivity and ROI are the determining factors in every decision, this is beginning to make less sense. Hardwired communication systems are costly, maintenance is intensive, and...
The full article was originally published in World Oil Vol 236 No. 9, which can be seen here. Please note you may need a subscription to view full article.
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