SES, Stallion and GDS Partner to Connect Remote Oil & Gas Wellsites
[Via Satellite 11-08-13] With oil and gas exploration and production accelerating across North America, SES, Stallion Oilfield Services and Global Data Services (GDS) agreed on a set of satellite capacity agreements to deliver high-speed broadband and communications services to remote inland oil and gas drilling operations throughout the United States.
The trio of providers is using more than a full transponder of Ku-band capacity aboard SES’ Amc 9 satellite along with GDS’ full scale network infrastructure and Stallion’s range of wellsite support services to enable oil and gas operations nationwide. The satellite-delivered connectivity is enabling a broad range of communications capabilities, from corporate VPN and MPLS solutions to high-speed Internet access and real-time wellsite data monitoring.
“Our partnership with GDS and Stallion is all about enabling the delivery of Internet, voice and real-time data to and from some of the most isolated locations anywhere,” said John Matlaga, vice president of mobility and enterprise services in North America for SES.
“The partnership allows us to innovate and consistently bring value-added communication products to our customers,” explained Pedro Buhigas, chief information officer, Stallion. “This partnership between Stallion, SES and GDS is capable of covering North America and beyond, including remote oil and gas exploration and production sites where connectivity can make all the difference.”