OIL & GAS

The Oil & Gas industry is characterised by remote exploration locations and isolated pumping stations upstream, and by highly complex and dangerous industrial refineries and gas plants downstream.

PROJECT: Cross Industry oil and gas support – digitally enabled connected worker platform

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In May 2018 the UK oil & gas industry, led by the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (“OGTC”) in Aberdeen, held a workshop to determine the key enabler to speed up the adoption of digital worker technologies across the sector. The conclusion from the industry was that the industry required a single cross-industry connected worker platform which could be deployed anywhere in the world, and onto which oil majors and their supply chains could attach smart devices relevant to each, from a variety of device manufacturers.

In January 2019 our connected worker platform was selected by the OGTC for development into that common platform. The OGTC has led investment into a project supported by BP, Wood, Stork, Draeger and Tampnet to:

· Ensure that the hardware elements of our platform meet intrinsically safe certifications standards

· Ensure that the software elements of our platform meet the reliability, scalability and security standards required by those companies for integration into their own I.T systems

· Pilot the platform in early 2020 across a number of sites upstream and downstream operated by the project partners

objectives:

Step change in worker safety data quality and relevance

Create an intelligent health & safety ecosystem

Earlier visibility of incident leading indicators

Identify workplace hotspots & creeping changes

Enable easier, more efficient ways of working

impact:

Safer data-led working practices & incident prevention

Reduced worker exposure risk & corporate risk

Optimised workforce productivity

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