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[March 08, 2014]

M2M Monitoring Services a Growing Trend for Satellite Usage | Latest attendees include Fox Petroleum at M2M for Oil and Gas

(PR Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) London (PRWEB UK) 8 March 2014 Satellite connectivity solutions are expanding into less visible industries. Beyond wearable technology and expanded access to smartphones and personal devices, the need for remote monitoring technology is driving demand for solutions to exist where people are not overly present. By leveraging satellite, companies are able to receive a steady stream of information about the status of their resources and infrastructure. These satellite-enabled machines can provide regularly scheduled status updates with a high degree of accuracy and can catch details that might be otherwise overlooked.


Oil and gas companies and their demand for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) applications are driving a move toward more intelligent, more comprehensive monitoring applications to manage offshore and remote sites. They need to access, exchange and monitor data throughout the various phases of a project lifecycle, with the industry now primed for machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and wireless sensor networks.(Source: Via Satellite, 13 February 2014, 'M2M Monitoring Services a Growing Trend for Satellite Usage', http://www.satellitetoday.com/technology/2014/02/13/m2m-monitoring-services-a-growing-trend-for-satellite-usage/) Against this backdrop, SMi’s 2nd annual M2M for Oil and Gas conference will feature senior industry leaders from Shell, BP, and Petrobot Project EU Commission among others detailing how oil and gas companies stand to benefit from these new automation and communication technologies. The two-day conference programme will provide the ideal platform to address these latest developments through case studies, technology sessions and networking opportunities with key industry leaders from an array of oil and gas companies. From overcoming barriers in hostile regions, remote locations, unmanned environments and coping with adverse weather conditions to monitoring well sites, pipeline performance, worksites, field personnel and data collection; stakeholders will gain further understanding of what current technologies are being utilised and how new technology solutions can increase operational efficiency, reduce maintenance costs, enhance safety and centralise control.

Speaker Panel includes:    •  Blaine Tookey, Senior Technology Consultant, Chief Technology Office, BP    •  Berry Mulder, Global Program Leader Wireless Technology for Process Facilities, Shell    •  Dr. Timothy Black, Robotic Inspection Technology Engineer, Petrobot Project EU Commission    •  Prof. William Webb, CEO, Weightless    •  David Boswarthick, Director of Committee Support Center, ETSI    •  Brian Partridge, Vice President, Yankee Group    •  Iain Davidson, New Business Development, Networks, Freescale Semiconductor    •  Olivier Pauzet, Vice President, Marketing & Market Strategy, Sierra Wireless    •  Paul Green, Chief Technology Officer, Arkessa    •  Matthew Smith, Founder & Principal Consultant, Fieldcloud    •  Abraham Joseph, Founder, M2M Insights    •  Prof. Rita Marcella, Dean of Faculty, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University    •  Michael Elliott, Director, Over-C    •  Alicia Farag, Program Manager, Gas Technology Institute To view the full speaker line-up and conference programme, please visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/2014m2m-oilandgas23.asp Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/m2m/oilandgas/prweb11646472.htm (c) 2014 PRWEB.COM Newswire

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