The Mobile Oil Field

In the Oil and Gas industry, mobile used to mean having a phone in one hand and a clip board in the other. Now, the industry is taking a closer look at that clip board.

Industry leaders will make intensive investments in mobile — to the tune of $8 billion by 20151 — in an effort to turn the redundant, time-intensive paper-based processes of the past into real-time, always accessible information. Here are three key ways mobile solutions are transforming Oil and Gas, today.

Improving The Bottom Line

From sales presentations shared effortlessly on tablets to exploration and drilling data visualized on smartphones in the field, on-demand information can cut costs and propel production. Valero Energy is already saving an estimated $120M each year through use of mobile dashboards.2

Mining for Data

Better operational decisions. Increased production. Safer operation. Improved risk management. Mobile’s ability to gather and visualize data, quickly analyze trends, offer contextual help, provide geolocation, and enable two-way communication offer staggering bottom-line benefits across a multi-million dollar enterprise.

The Next Generation

In the end, the benefits of mobile may be even more critical for an industry with an aging workforce. Younger workers lack decades of experience industry leaders can provide — mobile tools allow ready access to their expertise. Meanwhile, younger workers expect mobile solutions that enable them to be effective — anytime, anywhere. Top talent will be attracted to organizations that provide mobile tools.

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