The oil and gas industry is one of the largest sectors in the world, generating an estimated $5 trillion in global revenue as of 2022.
Offshore production platforms are already hosting wind turbines for renewable energy production, and it is likely that the industry will continue to evolve in this direction.
Offshore production platforms are incredible feats of engineering that play a vital role in meeting the world's energy demands. These platforms, traditionally used for oil and gas production, now also host wind turbines for renewable energy production. However, the process of getting oil and gas from below the seafloor to the consumer requires a significant amount of human labor. Larger oil rigs can employ over a hundred workers who live on the platforms for weeks at a time.
Group communication is critical in the rig industry, with safety, cost control, and interaction between employees being central elements. Offshore installations operate with varying access to networks and rely on two way radio solutions for communication between the employees. Complicated offshore operations require support and interaction with external resources, which can be made more efficient by connecting offshore based two way radio systems via GroupTalk. This allows land based resources to communicate in groups with offshore personnel and provide support and interaction over the radio connection.
GroupTalk offers several benefits for the rig industry, including onshore support for offshore installations, reduced travel costs and carbon footprint and central support from specialists. Combining two way radio and GroupTalk extends the mission critical communication on the rig to PC and mobile users at a distance, facilitating ad-hoc access to specialists during incidents.
New networks and connectivity options are constantly improving, allowing offshore companies to digitize their operations and improve the digital worker experience. Increased use of modern smartphones and tablets in combination with new services is an important aspect of this process. A more digitized operation can contribute to reduced costs, increased efficiency, better security, and reduced travel.
In conclusion, the rig industry plays a crucial role in meeting the world's energy demands, and communication is critical to its success. GroupTalk offers a real time collaboration suite as a cloud based service that improves efficiency, reduces costs, and facilitates better group communication between offshore personnel and onshore support. As the industry continues to evolve, digitization and the use of renewable energy sources will play an increasingly important role.
Watch our video about the Digital Offshore Worker with GroupTalk below. See how the rigg industry can be digitized and more efficient with our modern Push to Talk solution.