Service in Action: Oil & Gas


The Scenario

Oil and natural gas companies need to be able to monitor their equipment constantly to:

  • Detect and remedy abnormal operations before it creates an emergency
  • Minimize production downtime
  • Avoid regulatory penalties
  • Ensure the safety employees in the field

Investing in Internet of Things (IoT) technologies like remote sensors can immensely improve the monitoring of field equipment and reduce the amount of expensive labor typically required for monitoring tasks. The large amount of real-time data generated by the remote sensors can easily be handled by cloud technology.

At first glance, this may appear to be the perfect solution. However, the fact that the majority of the equipment used in oil and natural gas production is located in remote areas creates a caveat: constant connectivity for data transfer between the cloud and IoT technologies monitoring the equipment in these area is unreliable at best. In addition, the large amount of real-time data created requires a large bandwidth for transfer and low latency for processing, with makes it expensive to store, access, and use for analysis.

The Solution

Adding edge computing to this scenario remedies the connectivity and data processing issues. It moves the data processing and analysis within close proximity to the IoT device rather than the cloud so real-time data is still being collected, immediately analyzed, and responded to. It also allows for the automation of processes, such as shutting down equipment where sensors detect abnormal operations, and allows the user to determine what data needs to be kept and stored in the cloud, thus reducing the need for constant IoT connectivity, and reducing the amount of unnecessary data stored, therefore reducing the cost.

Orayaah has the knowledge and expertise to implement these cutting-edge technologies to maximize your company’s production, productivity, compliance, and incident prevention.

  • Evaluate your IT infrastructure to determine if it is capable of handling the complex tasks associated with these technologies.
  • Help you navigate and evaluate the myriad of IoT devices available, which include options like drones, wearables like Google Glass, cameras, etc., to assist you in choosing the best options for your company.
  • Ensure the right serverless framework is being used to enable low-latency edge computing applications.