The oil and gas industry is undergoing rapid transformation from fast-advancing technologies. Everywhere, systems are being streamlined, procedures rewritten, and methodology redefined. It’s the inevitable direction the industry has to take to metamorphose into the modern technological age.
While wireless sensors are not new, recent innovations, such as LoRaWAN communication, offer significant performance increases at a radically dropped price point. Combine this with the rapid growth of digital data platforms, and the real-world applications of the resulting data are compelling, and the advantages undeniable. Undoubtedly, there’s a revolution afoot.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is beginning to significantly impact how oil and gas companies think and plan their futures. At its very basic, data presents engineers with a never-before-seen, real-time overview of what is happening on-site from the luxury of a remote monitor.
At the more advanced end, produce enough data, an...