Wireless world

Statoil’s WiNoS program. Ingenu, WellAware machine network. ITC Global, Satellogic comms news.

Yokogawa and Statoil are to jointly develop an ISA100-based field wireless system to map noise levels at Statoil’s plants and upstream facilities. Statoil’s wireless noise surveillance project (WiNoS) is designed to help minimize noise exposure of personnel and to achieve compliance with the OHSAS 18001 specification. The system displays noise levels on a map of the plant that can be viewed in the control room or remotely from a cloud service.

Ingenu and WellAware have announced an expansion to the ‘machine network,’ now with some 55,000 square miles of coverage in Texas. The network, powered by Ingenu’s RPMA communications technology, covers oil and gas fields, representing more than 50% of US production. RPMA allows IoT and M2M devices to be connected ‘without the need for further network investment.’

Satellite communications specialist ITC Global has been awarded a ‘multimillion dollar’ contract to provide communications to two West African FPSOs. The seven-year, $6.5 million contract was awarded by Saipem as a component of Total’s Kaombo development, offshore Angola. Comms will be assured by dual C-band stabilized antennae delivering up to 10 Mbps data rates per vessel.

Satellogic is to launch a ‘real-time analytics engine,’ using data from its proprietary constellation of high resolution satellites to deliver ‘actionable information’ to oil and gas decision makers.

This article originally appeared in Oil IT Journal 2016 Issue # 3.

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