Ten Free Smart Device Apps for Oilfield Workers

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There are dozens of mobile phone and smart device apps available for oilfield workers. Here, Rigzone takes a look at 10 that cost you nothing to download.

Today's oilfield workers are busier than ever thanks to a shortage of experienced know-how in the industry. Indeed, as this article from September warns, Generation X oil workers (those aged in their 40s and 50s) are in danger of "burning out" due to their juggling family commitments and an ever-increasing workload. Meanwhile, although Gen Y workers are rapidly becoming the go-to candidates to fill vacant positions in the oil and gas industry, they face a steep learning curve.

One way of lightening Generation X's load while assisting Gen Y in its learning about the industry is through the increased use of technology.

Smartphones are increasingly being used to improve people's social and working lives through their "apps". So, Rigzone takes a look at a few of the free smartphone apps that are available for oilfield workers.

Ten Free Smart Device Apps for Oilfield Workers

Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary

Need to know how to tell an electric submersible pump from a positive displacement pump? Or do you need to get to grips with all the different kinds of drilling fluid you might come across at a well site?

Particularly useful for younger workers still learning about the industry, the Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary contains definitions for more than 4,600 industry terms.

The app is used by simply entering the term (or part of the term) you are interested in into the search box.

The Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary app is available for all Apple devices, while the company is currently exploring how the app can be supported on other platforms.


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A former engineer, Jon is an award-winning editor who has covered the technology, engineering and energy sectors since the mid-1990s. Email Jon at jmainwaring@rigzone.com


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David Suescun | Feb. 28, 2015
Hi! check my Oilfield App @ http://onelink.to/kfmn2p Its called Oilfield Assistant and it gathers over 100 calculations/equations from the Oil and Gas world. It also includes Casing/Drill Pipe/HW/DC/Tubing Specifications and a convenient Oilfield Units Converter!

John | Mar. 8, 2014
Is there an app for tubular date showing dimensions and strengths, such as coupling OD and tensile strengths, yield and burst?

Hi John, Try this app and tell us what you think: the groov View app. It is available for Android and iOS interfaces and is designed for OEMs and system integrators. Thanks, RZ Editor


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