Camera, Computer Technology Helps Reach Experts
Virtual-presence technology securely connects field workers and experts.
The recent article in Gas Oil and Mining written by Marieke Wijtkamp explores how oil and gas companies are currently using live video for remote operations and health and safety inspections. The oil and gas industry has one of the most extreme environments. The vast distance and time that separates remote experts from core assets at offshore and onshore assets can cause high inspection and maintenance costs.
“With the development of new mobile technologies, the opportunity for real-time video-based collaboration has expanded from face-to-face meetings to troubleshooting assets and inspecting incidents right on the gas or oil platform or at the mine site. Virtual-presence technologies bring the problem to the expert rather than the other way around by visually connecting field workers and remote experts.”