Oil & Gas


Powering remote, off-grid, IIoT applications

There’s a role for satellite connectivity throughout the well lifecycle: from exploration to drilling; fracking to flowback well tests; production, artificial lift and enhanced oil recovery.

Ground Control aims to optimise your use of this powerful technology, so your costs are better managed, and your data always gets through.

Offshore oil rig
Pipeline photographed in winter covered in snow

Optimisation throughout the Oil & Gas supply chain

The oil and gas industry has been in the spotlight more in recent months, than ever before. While there is a mutual drive for nations to reduce reliance upon hydrocarbons, energy security has climbed the agenda, not least because of the conflict in Ukraine. This has meant a shift – even if it’s a temporary one – in strategy, which has significantly impacted economies and upstream suppliers.

The industry however, continues to innovate. Bringing substantial operational improvements to the field through the collection of data from sensors, data recorders, digital equipment and SCADA control systems. For which reliable connectivity is key.

Ground Control helps Oil & Gas companies improve operation efficiency and safety while reducing NPT

Complete operation visibility

Leveraging near-real-time data - delivered by satellite connectivity - on everything from the direction of piercing drill bit, to the volume of wellhead, manage operations securely and remotely.

Improve safety and security

Support safer working conditions for both crew and field engineers, reducing the reliance on manual monitoring. Increase data security with systems that have zero reliance on public infrastructure.

Optimise operation costs

Achieve more profitable operations, using online remote monitoring and diagnostics tools and services, via Ground Control’s turnkey data management solutions. While also reducing NPT and waste.

Remote monitoring and control

To both drive operation efficiencies and detect any areas of concern, Oil & Gas operations require almost constant data. From monitoring the performance of pressure pumps in the hydraulic fracturing process, to capturing the data from flowback well tests and production, its essential data is reliably collected and sent, in near-real-time. Devices like the RockREMOTE, enable companies to report on exceptions which can have a significant impact on running costs and extend battery life.

Pipeline monitoring

To ensure efficient delivery and smooth flow, pipeline monitoring is essential. Teams must be able to respond to any damages or leakages as fast as possible. And as pipelines necessarily travel through remote areas, satellite connectivity is often the best choice for reliability and security. Completely redundant, private network systems can be created to support even the most remote operations.

Asset tracking

Ground Control's truck, train and transport tracking devices not only provide real-time data on your asset's location, they also transmit vital telemetry data. With the RockFLEET, organizations know where their vehicles are and devices can be used to measure payload, optimize delivery routes and even capture early warnings of required maintenance.

Lone worker enablement and safety

Field technicians and engineers need to remain connected with their base of operations to complete tasks and for their safety. Arguably however, this is even more vital for those within the Oil & Gas industry, as oilfield work can be very dangerous and 54% of lone workers reported feeling unsafe at work. In addition to satellite phones, portable devices like the MCD MissionLINK can prove particularly useful.

Supporting our Oil & Gas customers 24/7

The Oil & Gas industry is in the midst of rapid change. Recent years have seen substantial operational improvements to the field, but there is continued pressure to increase production and lower costs. Having worked with Oil & Gas companies for over 20 years, we understand the industry challenges and how expensive and damaging leaks and outages can be.

With Ground Control, you gain access to experienced field engineers, and fast and effective technical support on all the equipment we offer, on a 24/7 basis if required.

Reducing Data Transmission Costs

In this on-demand webinar, recorded in October 2021, we look at 5 ways in which optimized connectivity – reckoned to add $250 billion of value to upstream Oil and Gas operations by 2030 – can be achieved.

Discover the value add of better connectivity

Going digital in the Oil & Gas sector is getting easier. But many companies still fall at the first hurdle - connectivity. We have supported our Oil & Gas customers' digital projects, IIoT applications and connectivity requirements for 20 years. So, truly - we’ve got you covered.

Interested to see what value better connectivity could deliver for your operations? Contact us today to book a no obligation discovery call.