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O&G Industry Views Mobile as Critical to Global Operations

The oil and gas industry is growing to view mobile applications as a critical part of global operations. By 2015, $8 billion will be spent on oil and gas mobile applications, according to a survey by Oil and Gas IQ. Chief information officers ranked mobile technology second on a list of top 10 priorities for the oil and gas industry. In that survey, 95.2 percent of the survey respondents said that mobile devices would enhance operations within the oil and gas sector.

In an August2013 survey by The Economist, 80 percent of oil and gas executives surveyed see mobile technologies as a means for companies to achieve high productivity and capacity, while 76 percent see it as adding value to scheduling and crew management.

Eighty-two percent of the executives surveyed saw mobile applications as a way to more effectively handle crisis or emergency management. Sixty-five percent saw mobile technologies as valuable in preventing failures, while 56 percent of executives surveyed said that mobile technologies could enhance environmental safety and sustainability efforts.

The company’s technology was profiled in April at the 2014 Innovation Showcase at Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s headquarters near Houston. The showcase was hosted by the Oil & Gas Innovation Center.


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