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11 Things Oil and Gas Leaders Need to Know About Smart Control Rooms

Oil and gas fields are constantly evolving. And in many instances, they have become technologically advanced environments – even when they are located in some of the world’s most remote and unpredictable spaces. Naturally, being able to monitor and manage these environments is a never-ending responsibility. Having the best tools available on the market is a must.

This is where properly equipped smart control rooms can play a pivotal role in empowering an organization’s key personnel with immediate access to everything needed to make smart and timely decisions.

Of course, not all control room environments are equal. This infographic does a great job of looking at the 11 aspects that separate state-of-the-art control rooms from their predecessors.

Direct connection with people in the field helps control room personnel resolve problems.

Addressing Mission Critical Needs

Having the right audiovisual (AV) technology plays a central role in today’s best smart control room environments.  For instance, a properly design control room often uses a mix of AV tools capable of empowering key staff with all the information they need to quickly identify or forecast potential issues. When organizations get it right, they have the ability to speed up response times, which often results in minimizing expensive downtime as well as any mitigating any negative business impacts.

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Consider, for instance, how Repsol Sinopec Resources UK leverages the right mix of equipment (including real time video feeds broadcast on high definition video walls), to ensure that field teams are armed with constant access to control room staff for incident alerts and status updates. Always on streams mean there is no need for back and forth messaging. Control room staff have the ability to see firsthand what is happening in the field.

This level of access to remote monitoring and diagnostics ultimately reduces local resource requirements and provide operators with real-time data to make better decisions quickly. Plus, more straightforward control helps improve asset performance and life and assures regulatory compliance.

Of course, not all control room environments are equal. This infographic does a great job of looking at the 11 aspects that separate state-of-the-art control rooms from their predecessors.

Keys to Successful Oil & Gas Control Rooms

 

Planning and implementing change in the control room is a complex task. By partnering with Electrosonic, you can access expert advice and guidance, together with industry-leading design, engineering, integration, project management and ongoing maintenance skills and resources to ensure a successful, cost-effective transformation.

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