Luceor’s technology optimizes production efficiency while minimizing expenses!
Whether the price of oil and gas is high or low, oil & gas operations managers are always trying to ensure the efficient performance of production and drilling operations, as well as completions and midstream operations, typically in remote areas and often in extremely rugged conditions.
As part of this, it is critical that assets such as wellheads, offshore platforms, and even pipelines are well maintained for continuous operation with minimal downtime and repair costs in order to keep productivity high. While automation is now widely used to obtain information for equipment/asset health checks, the process to collect the data remains a highly manual one, with technicians making regular visits to collect the information as safely as they can.
Communications systems for oil & gas extraction sites typically include fixed infrastructure such as a wifi connection at drilling sites, which services personnel connect into, as well as CCTV perimeter surveillance cameras. There is sometimes access to 4G or 5G connections. There is a need to connect automated machines as well as the personnel who oversee, operate, and secure these complex efforts.
Today automation enables information on wellheads, flowmeters, pressure sensors and pipes to be collected so that health checks can be undertaken. However, technicians still frequently need to visit these locations in order to collect data provided by equipment, resulting in a delay in processing the information as well as additional costs to acquire it. There are also safety considerations for the technicians themselves. Delays in maintaining/repairing assets can be costly, reducing productivity and increasing the chances of a breakdown.
The challenge for oil and gas operators is to obtain this information in real time, automatically. It is also to ensure an integrated system that allows for high quality, uninterrupted connectivity both inside a facility and outside in tough environments. Operators in a field office as well as a corporate headquarters should be able to access the data that enables them to monitor conditions and make better real time decisions. Finally, they must do it in a way which is cost effective, as both traditional and innovative solutions can be expensive.
Sadly, private 4G/LTE and 5G connections do not often provide enough bandwidth nor are they accessible in all site locations.
What if every component in oil and gas exploration and production could be monitored and managed remotely? What if Wellheads, pressure sensors, and other components could automatically communicate their status, enabling faster maintenance if required…. and greater productivity? What if unmanned surface vehicles could assist with offshore platform surveillance, ensuring robust and immediate information collection? What if there was a single system that enabled connectivity for those both inside and outside a facility? What if your operations had a secure and private network when and where you need it…and still pay less?
Thanks to Luceor’s WiMESH and HyMESH patented technologies.
See how Luceor’s communication devices can help with exploration and production communication.
The key to getting a more reliable communications system that better enables autonomous, productive, and safe extraction operations is to integrate and decentralize your network. With Luceor WiMESH and HyMESH technologies, each individual unit (wellheads, mobile workers, sensors, offshore platforms, CCTV cameras, unmanned vehicles, drones) is automatically empowered/enabled to become a point of connection to the network for every other unit. Remote wellheads connect to each other, as do vehicles (manned or unmanned) on the move. Hence they’ll always have multiple potential connection points, while automatically expanding the available network bandwidth and coverage, even outside the facility or in traditionally hard-to-network areas.
With better bandwidth that results, it not only becomes possible for operators to connect with remote assets or and control remote unmanned vehicles/equipment, but also for mobile and fixed units to connect with each other to improve real time decision making. Real time data from wellheads, sensors, platforms and pipes can be used to ensure faster and more effective equipment maintenance. Better communication enables improved technician safety, mobility and availability of equipment and assets, and overall site productivity.
Our next generation HyMESH technology provides access to a secondary or tertiary network (private and mobile 4G or 5G network) to ensure that connectivity is simply never lost, guaranteed. All this, in turn, ensures that oil and gas operations personnel can do their job with the best available information, without fail.
All this ensures operators minimize downtime and disruptions.
Both our WiMESH and Hybrid Mesh (HyMESH) technologies ensure the highest quality connectivity through a unique network for your extraction/production operation. But just as importantly, they minimize the cost because the equipment doesn’t require a large upfront investment in infrastructure.
Our next generation HyMESH technology optimizes costs by intelligently accessing top technology such as 5G and Satellite, but only where needed (as a backup or where additional throughput is required).
Luceor’s networks are chosen by the most demanding civil protection units and law enforcement agencies in the world. From G20 events to use by many national police and gendarmerie forces, we provide uninterrupted connectivity, adapted for your needs. Let us show you how!