Five Reasons Why Oil & Gas Needs RFID Technology - PART 5

Tim Haïdar

Remote access for isolated installations

With the oil and gas industry going into ever more extreme regions of temperature, pressure and seclusion from civilisation, wireless systems and the automation that they bring provide a welcome alternative to costly manned control in environments where people generally do not work well.

One such application of wireless command and control architecture currently being developed is in the realm of floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) units.

Spending months offshore and in harsh conditions, the effective computerisation of FPSOs will allow companies to transfer hundreds of thousands of man hours per year from inaccessible outposts to more profitable labour-intensive tasks elsewhere.