In this edition, we look at how to cut costs and make the digital oilfield a smarter process. While orders for new rigs and service vessels have slowed, in contrast it’s getting busier inside the comms firms enabling today’s digital oilfields.
Several key appointments, some creating new business areas, indicate that delivering innovation and cost effectiveness are high on the agenda. Indeed, on page 28, Martin Jarrold, chief of international programme development for the GVF, delivers his message to the oil and gas industry that now is not the time to be slashing connectivity budgets.
As E& P companies grapple with the current state of the market, the Remote Insight Report in this issue looks at ways that oil and gas companies can smarten up existing comms systems, cut costs and improve operations at the same time. In fact, with M2M / SCADA sophistication well underway, the connectivity sector has an impending, important role in the future profits of mining and exploration. More about that in our Autumn edition, out in July.
Until then, enjoy the summer.
PS: In the meantime, you can find out what forces are driving the future of remote communications on page 26.