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Solutions Emerge to Tackling Latency

[Via Satellite 11-09-2015] Several companies are putting forth new approaches to handling latency in networks that could change the way communications are managed in the oilfield. Latency, known in satellite as the time it takes for a signal to travel from Earth to a satellite and back, has a minimum one-way speed of 242 milliseconds […]

By | November 9, 2015

OilGas IoT

Reliable Satellite Tech Brings IoT to Transient Rigs

[Via Satellite 11-09-2015] Hardware and software manufacturers, alongside satellite communication service providers, are on their way to presenting offshore rig operators with always-on communications through a range of more flexible technologies. The issue particularly impacts energy companies that operate at sea and move frequently, and are struggling ways to advance and leverage communications technology in […]

By | November 9, 2015

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HTS Promises Cost-Effective, Reliable Connectivity for Oil and Gas

[Via Satellite 11-09-2015] Companies across the value chain are working to make High Throughput Satellite (HTS) system communications a reality for the cash-strapped, bandwidth-hungry oil and gas market. “Oilfields, offshore, and mobile platforms have typically relied on satellite communications as the only way to reach out to remote areas and have suitable availability,” said Matine […]

By | November 9, 2015

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Investments in IT Collaboration, Simplification to Can Help Up Efficiencies

[Via Satellite 11-09-2015] Streamlining IT operations through a more efficient use of tools, technology and business practices can help oil and gas companies cut overhead and up their game in a cost-driven environment. Speaking at the Nov. 5 workshop “How to Troubleshoot Communications Technologies in the Most Hazardous Environments,” Roland Sauermann, president at SGV International, […]

By | November 9, 2015

Ian Theophilus, CEO and co-founder of DigiRig

Oil Company Exec: Satellite Players Are Responding Better to Industry Needs

[Via Satellite 10-29-2015] The oil and gas market continues to have a number of interesting dynamics that impact satellite players. Firstly, the market has been going through a tough time this year. This has lead to oil companies looking to be more cautious with their network and technology investments. Ian Theophilus, CEO and co-founder of […]

By | October 28, 2015

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How Declining Oil Prices Will Impact Digitizing the Energy Sector

[Via Satellite 10-29-2015] A few years ago it seemed like the energy sector had reached a new turning point. The cost of a barrel of crude had crested $100, and exploration into shale was bringing even more energy resources to the fore than imagined. Fast-forward to 2015, and $50 or lower is the new norm. […]

By | October 28, 2015

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RigNet TSI Gets Communications Contract from Offshore Wind Farm

[Via Satellite 10-09-2015] RigNet’s Telecom systems Integration (TSI) business has received a multi-million dollar contract to deliver communications systems and infrastructure for a high-voltage transmission platform in an offshore wind farm. A U.K.-based offshore contractor issued the contract award for a wind farm in the German sector of the North Sea. RigNet TSI’s scope of […]

By | October 9, 2015

Harris CapRock Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Project

Harris CapRock-Connected Oil and Gas Sites Closing in on 100

[Via Satellite 10-06-2015] Harris CapRock has transitioned 36 oil and gas customers to its Advanced Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) solution, providing on-demand bandwidth service to nearly 100 sites around the world. The company first introduced the Advanced VSAT solution in 2014, deploying on Royal Caribbean Cruises’ global fleet and customer operations networks in the […]

By | October 6, 2015

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RigNet to Offer Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress Service

[Via Satellite 10-05-2015] RigNet has signed an agreement with Inmarsat to offer Fleet Xpress, the maritime version of its Global Xpress service, to the oil and gas maritime sector. The agreement will enable RigNet to extend high-speed communications to offshore service and supply vessels within the global oil and gas industry. “The addition of Inmarsat’s […]

By | October 5, 2015

Alphatron Marine Acta Coastal Chariot

Acta Marine Picks Alphatron Marine To Equip Fleet with VSAT Connectivity

[Via Satellite 10-01-2015] Alphatron Marine will integrate a VSAT system with wireless access into Acta Marine’s IT infrastructure for its fleet of multicats, tugs and shoalbusters, the company announced Sept. 29. The 13 vessels will have unlimited dataflow for both operations and crew welfare. Acta Marine’s vessels will use Alphatron Marine’s new global iDirect platform […]

By | October 1, 2015

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