The Best Networks For Oil and Gas Safety

Delivering the most powerful and reliable networks for the ultimate in safety for the energy sector.

In complex and rugged environments like oilfield sites, industry leaders are turning to robotics and automation solutions to ensure workplace safety. As the oil and gas industry begins to digitize the jobsite, its dependency on strong connectivity has never been higher.

Striving for workplace safety is an absolute necessity for all oil and gas industry operations. Unfortunately, the jobsite is often fraught with potential hazards. Workers at oil and gas extraction locations are subject to numerous safety hazards, not the least of which are working with high pressure and flammable gases. Confined spaces and personal protection equipment is a day-to-day reality. Many organizations ensure their oil and gas workers are meeting tight occupational safety and health protocols, and OSHA standards at all times. But how can they elevate their safety program into the future where digital oilfields are the norm?

The future of oil and gas safety is with new practices centring on data, IoT, and smart technology. Electronic sensors, cameras, and alarms can now be embedded on vehicles, equipment, facilities, and even workers themselves. With the right connectivity these devices can collect, transfer, and analyze massive amounts of data automatically, either communicating with other devices or a central platform. The use of robotics and automation can reduce human-induced errors by detecting dangers faster, alerting more effectively, and even responding directly. This type of technology creates a promising future for oil and gas safety efforts. Linking together all the assets of an operation, ensures an organization can learn so much more about their jobsites, deriving insights that can improve their operational safety to a massive extent.

pexels-mikael-blomkvist-8960991
pexels-mikael-blomkvist-8961071

The Challenge

Not all oil and gas safety programs are properly equipped to enter the next stage of industry standards. For those oil and gas companies that are fast adopters of technology, implementing next-generation safety technology is only a matter of purchasing some hardware and some simple control system upgrades. However, for those organizations that are beginning to develop an evolved business model, the process will require the integration of major new digital solutions, including deployable H2S monitors, e-Work Permits and e-job cards, e-stop cards, video surveillance, office experience to HSE teams on the field and more.

All oil and gas operations can be primed to adopt new IoT safety technology if the right foundation is in place to support them. The worksites need a strong core network, powerful enough to support many applications and robust enough to be trusted with all mission critical services. High performance connectivity is the key to the always-on access to information that the future of oil and gas safety depends on.

Technology will continue to evolve, and as oil and gas safety IoT becomes easier to deploy and more affordable then adoption rates will increase. This new wave of technology has the potential to transform workplace safety in the energy sector in the coming years, but only if leaders act now to secure the connectivity it will depend on. Once oil and gas companies secure reliable network systems then they can work to maximize their jobsites through innovative safety initiatives.

The Redline Solution:

Redline’s comprehensive portfolio of iLTE and Virtual Fiber products are purpose-built for industrial needs to meet the requirements of oil and gas safety application scenarios.Redline Communications’ fit-for-purpose technology, coupled with detailed operational knowledge and a means to demonstrate innovation and capabilities, is a key competitive differentiator to assist energy companies in digitizing their oil and gas safety and operational processes. In addition, the ability to lower operational costs, improve productivity and availability of critical information can be realized from our industrial LTE network and virtual fiber. Oil and gas companies will be able to implement a purpose-built, ruggedized, secure solution with complete control over their QoS.
LTE White Technology Icon 1

Private iLTE

Redline iLTE is a compact, complete LTE system that can be rapidly deployed anywhere. Redline iLTE is a comprehensive suite of private LTE products and services that combine to deliver security, flexibility, scalability and durability to the mobile network. iLTE provides a turnkey approach to private LTE with its rapid deployment and ease of management.
Download: The Advantages of Private LTE
Virtual Fiber Green Technology Icon 1

Virtual Fiber®

Redline’s award-winning Virtual FiberTM wireless access products are built for extreme reliability and performance. These products can be used in the toughest environmental conditions, rated to operate between -40° to +75°C for fixed point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communications and nomadic applications. They provide secure and reliable high-speed connectivity in these challenging, isolated locations, and over rough non-line-of-sight terrain.
RedCare Logo - white
RedCare is Redline’s portfolio of warranty, protection and support plans and is available with each of our offerings, designed to safeguard service continuity for Redline solutions and give our customers the peace of mind knowing your Redline products are being kept at optimal performance.

Redline’s oilfield network solutions offer a complete connectivity architecture that the digital oilfield can use as a foundation to build the future of worksite safety.