Digitalisation in the oil and gas sector is a topic of great interest to the industry, with experts beginning to acknowledge the immense benefits it can bring. Energy companies are rapidly adopting digitalisation to stay sustainable and competitive by reducing their production and exploration costs. Oil and gas companies are also increasing their investments in digital transformation to scale up their output. According to BP Energy Outlook, the Middle East remains the largest oil producing region and the second largest gas producer, with 36% of global oil and 20% of gas output.
Nabil Ben Soussia, Vice President Maritime, IEC Telecom Group commented: “Studies indicate that between now and 2025, digital transformation in the oil and gas industry could unlock approximately $1.6 trillion of value for the industry, its customers and wider society. Digitalisation has the potential to generate around $1 trillion for oil and gas businesses as well as create benefits worth approximately $640 billion for the wider society. The ability to facilitate improved crew communications, online access and seamless operational performance is driving demand for new solutions, accelerating a new era of connectivity.”
IEC Telecom Group’s latest solution OneGate Energy, designed as a land variation of its unique solution OneGate, presented earlier this year to maritime (OneGate Marine) and offshore (OneGate Offshore) markets. OneGate keeps remote units connected, providing high quality data for daily operations and staff welfare. It provides access to a virtual platform that hosts a wide range of critical applications. This enables the technical team to maintain, update, and upgrade onsite infrastructure remotely, saving time and money on logistics. OneGate also separates the corporate environment from staff network. Such segregation ensures that e-operations and classified data remain safe eliminating cyber threats.
In addition, the IEC Telecom features v85NX, the latest model in Intellian’s easy to install, low-lifecycle cost NX Series of VSAT antennas. Featuring Ka- and Ku-band compatibility, all NX Series antennas are completely future-proof and ready for operation on planned satellite networks operating from Middle Earth Orbit (MEO) and Low Earth Orbit (LEO), while still providing unmatched performance on Geostationary Orbit satellites today.
IEC Telecom also joins forces with its strategic partner Thuraya and launch a bespoke Connectivity Solutions Thuraya VSAT+ service. Combining the reach of the Ku-band with the flexibility of the L-Band, Thuraya VSAT+ delivers high throughput services for bandwidth-hungry applications, effectively speeding up the digitalisation of offshore platforms. It caters to all vessel types and offshore budget requirements.
Together with its strategic satellite broadband partner Yahclick, IEC Telecom has a robust IEC Welfare Connectivity Solutions, specifically designed to provide on-demand data access for team members and third-party contractors at onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities, as well as at remote sites across other industries such as the construction one for instance. Powered by Yahclick satellite broadband, IEC Welfare Connectivity Solutions offers uninterrupted and cost-effective connectivity thanks to YahClick’s use of the efficiencies provided by High Throughput Satellite (HTS) technologies over the Ka-Band.