Digitization is driving the future of natural resources
New technologies promise to make oil and gas operations more efficient, improve workflow and deliver valuable insight from big data. All of these technologies need 24/7, robust, secure and reliable communications.
Transforming oil and gas in the Middle East and Africa
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) make up almost one-third of the planet, making the region extremely diverse and complex. The dynamics of the Middle East and North Africa are radically different than those of Sub-Saharan Africa, for example, where each sub-region has its own specificities that dictate the way international and local companies must approach business.
The Middle East and North Africa have 49 percent of the oil and 46 percent of the global recoverable gas reserves, according to the World Energy Council. The wealth of resources in the region makes it a thriving location for the oil and gas industry. In fact, the Middle East and North Africa is still by far the world’s richest region in oil and gas, with proven reserves generally increasing year after year. Recent energy discoveries and developments across the region are attracting companies from around the world, bringing with them know-how, technical expertise, development opportunities for the local population and mutual benefit.
Drive fast, seamless data exchange across your mining operations
Technology is helping through connected objects powered by the Internet of Things. Sensors on key assets and automation enable more accurate location and assessment of reserves, together with real-time monitoring of extraction processes.
Meanwhile, mobile devices and collaboration tools are driving smarter, more flexible and efficient ways of working. The result is faster and more accurate decision making, which is vital to responding quickly and effectively to an ever-changing natural resource marketplace.
However, harnessing the resulting growing amount of data and facilitating smarter working practices place increasing pressure on legacy IT systems. At a time of market volatility and tight margins, the expenditure required to upgrade can be prohibitive, and it wouldn't provide the required agility and flexibility.
Orange is enabling mining companies across the globe to respond to this challenge by migrating their IT systems to the cloud, providing a scalable, flexible solution for handling the data explosion.
Plus it removes the need for physical servers, along with the space and maintenance they require. Our cloud solutions also host critical business software, from applications to collaboration tools, increasing their accessibility and performance across the business.
The result is the rapid and secure exchange of the growing volumes of critical data right across your mining operations, along with faster access to the latest applications and collaboration software.
End-to-end security and network performance is assured, whether you choose a shared or dedicated infrastructure, along with the ongoing innovation of our cloud technology, so you’re always at the cutting edge.
Right now we’re helping a South Africa-based global precious metals business cut capital expenditure, reduce operational costs and increase service flexibility. We’re also supporting the rapid roll out of an ERP system for a West African gold producer, decreasing costs and enhancing productivity.