ConocoPhillips has installed a personnel tracking solution from Indentec Solutions of Lustenau, Austria on Ekofisk, the earliest North Sea oil field—now in production for 35 years. Identec’s WatcherSeries (IWS) system survived ‘meticulous and intensive’ tests before roll out. IWS provides employees with an active RFID tag. They are then tracked on a real time map of the facility. In the event of an emergency, real-time headcount and personnel locations support efficient and safe evacuation. Identec CEO Gerhard Schedler said, ‘The ConocoPhillips contract emphasizes our position as a leading provider of RFID solutions to the oil and gas industry. IWS sets the standard in offshore personnel tracking.’
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