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The Smart Oil FieldThe Smart Oil Field

Al Presher

March 25, 2015

3 Min Read
The Smart Oil Field

Gas networks are continuing to grow in both size and complexity. Cross-continental pipelines are increasing the global transfer of energy, as well as the complexity of metering, monitoring, and control systems commonplace in the smart oil field. In parallel with the developed world's reinvestment in smart oil, growth in modular oil fields has shown no sign of slowing down.

These satellite oil and gas networks compliment large-scale upstream and midstream systems by supporting remote extraction operations. By their very nature, these oil sites were once considered too remote and small to justify intense capital investment. Comprehensive, robust wireless, and remote networking product offerings, however, are leading the migration of remote oil and gas networks into greater realms of efficiency.


About the Author(s)

Al Presher

Al Presher is a contributing editor for Design News, specializing in automation and control and writing on automation topics, machine control, robotics, fluid power, and power transmission since 2002. Previously he worked in the electronic motion control field for 18 years, most recently as VP of Marketing for ORMEC Systems Corp (manufacturer of PC-based servo control systems).  Previously, he worked as Editor for Plant Systems and Equipment and Appliance magazines.  He holds an MA in magazine journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

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