Optimizing Offshore Oil & Gas with Reliable Connectivity

aegex + tampnet

The Challenge

Offshore oil and gas operators need constant and reliable means of communication among crew members, as well as with onshore teams and managers, to ensure the safety and efficiency of their operations. Communicating and sharing data in real time is challenging in offshore operations such as oil rigs, where wireless networks or Wi-Fi is extremely limited. These operations also contain hazardous areas where electronic devices are restricted due to the risk of explosion.

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The Solution

Tampnet’s high-capacity, low-latency 4G LTE wireless network enables intrinsically safe mobile devices, such as the aegex10™ Intrinsically Safe Tablet, to connect personnel to the cloud for real-time communications, data collection and information management in offshore operations. Tampnet 4G LTE Tampnet operates the world’s largest offshore high capacity communication network, serving more than 350 oil and gas platforms, FPSOs (floating production storage and offloading vessels) and exploration/drilling rigs in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Tampnet 4G LTE requires very little equipment and reduces round-trip delay (RTD) time by approximately 95% (20-35ms). Tampnet solutions include:

  • Bandwidth fleet sharing
  • Symmetrical and guaranteed/non-contended bandwidth of up to 50-60Mb/s, depending on distance to base stations
  • Unlimited download/upload
  • Virtual private LTE network configuration for each client or use case
  • High capacity, low latency, high reliability connectivity

The Results

Offshore personnel using aegex10 tablets that are cloud-connected via Tampnet’s 4G LTE network can safely communicate and share information in real time, even from remote locations. The combined solution results in:

  • Reliable real-time communications among offshore crews
  • Accurate, low-cost operations monitoring
  • Increased operational awareness for mitigating risk and preventing failures
  • Optimization of offshore operations for improved safety and productivity

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Want More Info?

About Aegex: Aegex is a technology engineering and design company that provides intrinsically safe Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and mobile solutions for hazardous industries. Our globally certified intrinsically safe Windows 10 tablet, sensors and partner monitoring systems, form an IoT platform that manages big data to improve efficiency, safety and productivity in hazardous industrial environments in oil & gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, utilities, public safety, defense and other industries with potentially explosive atmospheres.

Partner Info

Tampnet’s low latency, highly reliable connectivity for offshore installations is particularly suited for supporting intrinsically safe communications devices including aegex10™ tablets and Aegex NexVu IoT sensor arrays.

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