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Connectivity, real-time data delivery, collaboration and M2M are the technological pillars that allow oil, gas and mining to bridge the gap between real-time decisions and resource availability. Orange Business Services is a leading global player in this field, offering connectivity that goes from GSM to MPLS to VSAT, all the way to laying sub-sea surface fiber optic cables.

 

 

We create a reliable and real-time collaboration environment for today’s oil, gas and mining industry

 

Real-time interaction
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, VoIP calling and videoconferencing.
For instance, the oil, gas and mining industry relies heavily on scientific experts, including geologists, petro-physicists and reservoir engineers. They 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.

Global footprint
By its very nature, oil, gas and mining exploration and production often takes place in very remote locations. This means that facilities can be far away from telecommunications and IT infrastructure, making it difficult to access central IT applications and services.
Our unequaled global footprint reaches many of these remote locations. We offer VPN access through our backbone and mobile connectivity through GSM and LTE/4G networks. For really hard-to-reach sites, we offer VSAT broadband satellite coverage and can install subsea fiber optic cables to connect offshore platforms.

Employee well being
Network connectivity plays a key role in improving HSE conditions at remote production or exploration sites. For example, telemedicine can be invaluable in the event of an accident or injury at a remote location. Even though a physician is on site, a consulting physician can help with diagnosis and provide extra support.
Conditions in the oil, gas and mining industry are difficult, especially for young workers who are used to being “always connected.” Social media and email are a part of their everyday lives, and the idea of leaving that for a remote oil field can be unappealing. With the right technology, you can provide onsite workers the connectedness they desire and create a friendlier environment, helping to increase productivity and employee morale.

Taking oil, gas and mining into the digital day and age
Technology plays an increasingly important role in business. But standard off-the-shelf technology can rarely solve key business problems in complex multi-disciplinary industries like oil, gas and mining. We can help you achieve your business objectives with technology innovation through an open innovation approach of co-innovation and co-development.
We devote over €800M year after year to innovation and have over 5,000 researchers and engineers working in research and development (R&D). We have over 7,650 patents in our portfolio and have innovation centers worldwide, including China, Egypt, France, Japan, Poland, Spain, the U.K., and the U.S.

Wide portfolio and unequaled global reach.

 

Meeting the needs of a challenging industry

 

Unequaled global reach
Oil, gas and mining exploration and production often take place in very remote locations. Facilities can be far away from telecommunications and IT infrastructure, making it difficult to access central IT applications and services. To help bridge this gap, our unequaled global footprint covers many of these important places. Our backbone connectivity is complemented by satellite coverage and is extended by our unique capability to install subsea fiber optic cables to connect offshore platforms.

Wide portfolio
Our wide portfolio of products and services has helped organizations throughout the oil, gas and mining industry meet their business goals. We have implemented applications developed as part of our innovation programs, such as vehicle tracking, asset traceability and remote machine monitoring. These are complemented by our main portfolio of solutions and services, including collaboration, machine-to-machine (M2M) and cloud.

Dedicated to innovation
In today’s technology-driven world, innovation has a central role. Enterprises in complex multidisciplinary industries like oil, gas and mining can rarely solve key business problems with standard off-the-shelf technology. We have over 5,000 researchers and engineers focused on innovation in research centers around the world. Today we have over 7,650 patents in our portfolio and actively work on co-innovation and co-development with our customers.

Digital transformation in the oil, gas and mining industry
As one of the world’s key vertical markets operating on a truly global basis, the oil, gas and mining industry must continue to employ technological systems and solutions to its advantage. Together, IoT, M2M and automation tools can provide efficiencies through continuous, consistent operations while the improved safety and communications that technology brings will continue to help make remote sites more viable.

 

A global network is enabling Halliburton to accelerate its digital transformation and rapidly enter new markets in East Africa

"As we restructured our business and entered new markets, often in remote locations, Orange consistently delivered a high-quality network service that helped us deliver our products and service to our clients."

Ken Braud, Senior Vice President & CIO, Halliburton