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Communications for Oil & Gas

Connecting telecommunications safely, economically and without risk.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is at the forefront of telecommunication technology for the Oil & Gas industry. We keep updated on industry trends and long-term strategies and stay abreast of the latest advancements in telecom technology to ensure futureproof solutions that are engineered for the full lifecycle of the facility

As we look towards the future, we see a continued convergence of technologies and applications where the network is everything. Voice, data and video may need be carried over the same network, with higher speed and bandwidth. To assure reliability and serviceability, standard, off the shelf products and systems will be increasingly utilized to build customized total solutions.

Telecommunications play an increasingly important role in the industry’s efforts to reduce CAPEX and OPEX. As more remote and less accessible reservoirs are developed, high-speed, reliable telecommunications - both fiber and radio - will allow for increased off-site monitoring and control. Land-based operations of offshore facilities are one example of how advanced telecommunication creates opportunities for more efficient and cost-effective operations.

To rationalize operations and control costs, tomorrow’s Oil & Gas industry will take advantage of common user interfaces for all applications and systems, common network infrastructures, common technologies (Legacy SDH/PDH, Ethernet, IP, MPLS-TP, etc.) and common maintenance systems.

As a global leader in telecommunications for the Oil & Gas industry, Hitachi ABB Power Grids will continue to ensure that communication technology keeps pace with the changing needs of the industry and implement innovative solutions for increased efficiency in the future.

Solutions

Extreme outdoor conditions are typical in many of these fields such as intense cold, ice and snow, searing heat, heavy dust, high humidity, strong wind, torrential rain, and salt fog.

Oil and gas field communications require reliable and resilient, high capacity wireless networks that operate over large areas under extreme environmental conditions. Ideally, wireless oil and gas communication networks deliver broadband speeds and form a scalable foundation to securely support multiple applications that increase operational efficiency and safety on one cost-effective physical infrastructure. A single network should simultaneously support a range of fixed and mobile oil and gas exploration and production applications such as:

SCADA – production and injection well monitoring, measurement, logging, and control; source and disposal water well monitoring; storage tank monitoring and control; emergency equipment shutdown and recovery

Real-time video feeds and surveillance – provides operations with remote situational awareness and information that can facilitate decisions, improve safety, and deliver early visibility into critical situations unfolding

Security and surveillance systems – enhance facility security with electronic access control at entry points or secure locations in the facility; video security at gates or around the site perimeter

Drill rig communications and diagnostics – monitor drill bit depth and tilt, mud weight, temperatures and pressures; remotely run diagnostics and analyze results

Asset tracking – track and update the location of fixed and mobile assets in the field improves operations and contributes to safety and security

Field workforce connectivity – keep work crews in the field connected with access to SCADA data, instant messaging and email at remote sites even if they lack cell service

Voice – IP phones for mobile workers even in remote areas improves operational efficiency and worker safety

Hitachi ABB Power Grid’s communication networks portfolio connects the operator to the field, enabling the digitalization of the oil and gas field. As a leading supplier of customized, reliable, and cost-efficient telecommunications and security systems for turnkey or standalone offshore, onshore, or pipeline projects, we are able to offer oil and gas customers a single source telecommunications provision that helps to reduce costs while keeping projects on schedule.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids provides a full range of digital solutions that help Oil & Gas companies manage complexity. From electrical condition monitoring in the Barents Sea to developing the world’s largest industrial computer network for plant integration in Saudi Arabia, Hitachi ABB Power Grids offers tried and tested solutions for each stage of your operational lifecycle. Our leading digital products and solutions have been designed to meet the real-world needs of the industry. This is based on over fifty years of experience in Oil & Gas, a team of 5,000 experts, and the implementation of over 1,000 projects worldwide.

Mission-Critical Applications:

 

  • SCADA: Production and injection well monitoring, measurement, logging, and control; source and disposal water well monitoring; storage tank monitoring and control; emergency equipment shutdown and recovery.
  • Real-time video feeds and surveillance: Provides operations with remote situational awareness and information that can facilitate decisions, improve safety, and deliver early visibility into critical situations unfolding.
  • Security and surveillance systems: Enhance facility security with electronic access control at entry points or secure locations in the facility; video security at gates or around the site perimeter.
  • Drill rig communications and diagnostics: Monitor drill bit depth and tilt, mud weight, temperatures, and pressures; remotely run diagnostics and analyze results.
  • Asset tracking: Track and update the location of fixed and mobile assets in the field improves operations and contribute to safety and security.
  • Field workforce connectivity: Keep work crews in the field connected with access to SCADA data, instant messaging, and email at remote sites even if they lack cell service.
  • Voice: IP phones for mobile workers even in remote areas improves operational efficiency and worker safety.

Nothing is more important in mission-critical networks than guaranteeing the highest availability of each connection and the highest security for transferred data against attacks from outside. With mission-critical data, downtime and manipulation can mean risk to life and limb. The systems developed and produced by Hitachi ABB Power Grids stand apart due to their extreme reliability. From the outset, Hitachi ABB Power Grids developers in Germany and Switzerland have placed the highest priority on achieving this goal.

Key attributes were confirmed during the developmental phase of the manufactured systems. These included top availability, maximum service life, simplicity of operation, easy maintenance, a good eco footprint, as well as being thoroughly future proof in nature.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids products, based on decades of experience, bring solutions that meet the stringent access & transport network requirements for mission-critical networks in the areas of clock synchronization, scalability, protection, reliability, ultra-long lifecycles, and backward compatibility.

In addition, they are highly flexible providing multi-service access for a wide range of applications and the simultaneous availability of circuit-based and packet-based technologies e.g. PDH/SDH and MPLS-TP. The full hybrid concept allows for the co-existence of native TDM and packet-based access services within the same node, providing a perfect futureproof solution for MCS applications.

Highlights

 

  • Full hybrid concept for coexistence and interworking of native TDM and packet services within the same node as well as gateways between TDM and packet worlds
  • Protection, redundancy and encryption functions for secure data transmission and highest availability
  • Wide range of applications and access interfaces supported
  • Support for various transmission interfaces and protocols, including 10 Gbps, SDH
  • STM-16, MPLS-TP and many others
  • Guaranteed long lifecycles due to state-of-the-art FPGA technologies and careful lifecycle management
  • Wide array of services which include 3rd party equipment integration and maintenance
  • All Hitachi ABB Power Grids equipment and selected 3rd party equipment’s are managed under one Network Management System

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