If you’re gearing up for the annual pilgrimage to Houston, Texas, for OilComm you might find our Preview article on page 37 useful. Of note, the future digital oilfield is still concerned with latency issues, as well as the impact of HTS. As we ponder the potential of connectivity options and the associated technological possibilities, both the CEOs from RigNet and Inmarsat explain what we can expect from the commercial launch of Global Xpress at the end of this year ( see page 23). This edition’s Remote Insight Report offers operators and service providers updated ways to cut costs and keep the energy flowing; and on page 8 you’ll find the latest products designed to help enable more operational business on a global scale. Interestingly, as the shipping sector starts to experiment with fully automated vessels, Vaughan O’Grady’s article on page 16 considers the possibilities of fully automated rigs. We’d love to know what you think. You can write to us via the details below.
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