December 2, 2019 by Connie Allen

Improve Safety In Oil and Gas Operations

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Industries: Energy Industries

Topics: APX Two-Way Radios & Accessories Unified Team Communications

Oil and Gas OperationsOil and gas companies are fueling the rising demand by extracting more in remote locations and hazardous environments all while having to follow safety mandates and production goals. Their workers have to be protected as they contend with extreme temperatures and challenging conditions.

“Primary energy consumption grew at a rate of 2.9% last year, almost double its 10-year average of 1.5% per year, and the fastest since 2010.” BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2019

Operations are being pressed to increase productivity, prepare for emergencies and disasters, comply with changing regulations and secure their assets. All while maintaining the highest levels of safety for their workforce. 16 sectors are officially listed as critical infrastructure by the Department of Homeland Security and the Energy sector is one they have identified. Critical infrastructure also needs to be secure from the increasing threat of cyber attacks and domestic terrorism.

In 2016 there were 59 incidents reported in the energy sector, making it one of the top 3 sectors targeted by attacks. – National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center 

To improve safety and productivity, voice and data communications should flow seamlessly between work teams and equipment. Whether personnel are on shore or at sea, in remote locations or at the refinery, they have to connect instantly and collaborate in real time.

Many crews operate in locations with extremely high decibel noise. Two-way radios that deliver loud, clear audio and significantly reduce background noise are critical to ensuring the message gets through the first time, even in noisy environments. Because of ignition risks in these environments, two-way radios and accessories must be purpose-built to be fail-safe and meet or exceed globally recognized hazardous standards such as FM, UL, CSA, ATEX and IECEx.

With better information, your personnel can make better decisions and achieve better outcomes. Learn how you can mobilize real-time information seamlessly across your operation. 

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