your needs, our solutions
Orange provides connectivity all the way to exploration and production locations via sub-sea cables, broadband satellite, microwave and cellular networks. This means remote sites can access the same unified communications tools and technologies as branch offices, including instant messaging, email, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) calling, and videoconferencing.
For instance, the oil and gas industry relies heavily on scientific experts, including geologists and petro-physicists, to advise on crucial matters such as reservoir interpretation, drilling direction and well analysis. With a live video feed, experts at a central location can make quick and informed decisions about the remote site.
As part of our significant growth and investment in markets such as Middle East, we have recently signed a new network infrastructure agreement with Aramco Services Co., the U.S.-based subsidiary of the state-owned Saudi Aramco to connect sites in different regions.
We're also helping mining companies improve network connectivity: until recently, the leaky feeder solution – a cable that sends radio signals through small gaps in copper sheath – was the preferred method. In the wake of mine collapses, the technology has been upgraded to enable an ELF (Ethernet over leaky feeder) system to work from anywhere within the underground environment, supporting IP cameras and VoIP phones that run off the wide area network.
employee well being
Another added value of connectivity to remote sites is the advent of telemedicine, fundamental in the event of an illness, accident or injury at a remote location. Even though a physician is on site, a specialist might be needed. Through video collaboration, a consulting physician could help with the diagnosis and provide extra support.
Conditions in the oil and gas industry are difficult, especially for young workers who are used to being “always connected.” Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Skype and email are a part of their everyday lives, and the idea of leaving it for a remote oil field can be unappealing. With the right technology, we can help you bring all your onsite workers the connectedness they want and create a more friendly environment, helping to increase productivity and employee morale.