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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.

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