Today's oil companies are under extreme price pressures, with many compelled to make workforce reductions. Yet the workload in the field often remains the same. Companies are also challenged as the current generation of field operators approaches retirement age. The vital expertise these workers have accumulated throughout their careers could be lost—especially... if early retirement is used to help manage workforce reductions. Oil companies need tools to improve field operator efficiency and preserve knowledge, while maintaining high industry safety standards.
Mobile technology oﬀers a way forward to meet these challenges. Equipping workers with field-appropriate mobile devices that let them collect, share, and access information in the field helps companies better capture and retain critical operating knowledge and also generate valuable business insights to reach new levels of efficiency and agility.