Desert Oilfield | Smart Energy Solution | Ursalink Technology

Introduction

Desert Oilfield is often located in the harsh environment where sand covers the ground, dust spreads in the air with no buildings in sight. Oil drilling is a complex process that consists of oil rig systems, power system, mechanical system, circulation system, etc. To ensure the maximum uptime of the systems, every day there are thousands of sensors at work to detect changes in equipment temperature, pressure, electric parameter, and so on.

Traditionally, due to the geographical challenges in the desert oilfield, access to broadband and the internet is not going to be easy at all. Technician sometimes runs into trouble because of the delayed data report and discontinued network connectivity.

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Challenges

  • Automates the acquisition of data from decentralized sensors
  • Continued internet connection with link failover, e.g. Cellular network as main connection, while satellite as a backup
  • Features industrial design with wide operating temperature and high-pressure resistance

Featured Product

UG87 LoRaWAN Gateway

Solution

To realize the IoT effect on the desert oilfield, Ursalink offers internet integration with UG87 LoRaWAN Gateway for this ecosystem solution. An UG87 LoRaWAN Gateway is able to extend network coverage for over 10km with 500 nodes connections. In spite of the end-point density, the embedded solar panel enables UG87 to collect data from all those sensors from days to nights without cellular network and push them to Control Center timely over the 3G/4G network. The product provides redundant connection such as GE, 3G/4G, Wi-Fi to ensure best network continuity. For example, UG87’s WAN port is at service of connecting to the satellite network as failover backup. When severe weather comes and the cellular signal is weak, the internet connection will switch to satellite network to keep M2M communication stable and robust. And the IP67 enclosure is the protection to make sure its peerless performance in the most extreme conditions while keeping your connection reliable.

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Benefits

Zero On-site Monitoring

The LoRaWAN network has a positive impact on centralized data management. The cost-intensive upstream oil operations and the data management will be measured in a single place – Control Center.

Increase ROI

The communication between sensors and UG87 LoRaWAN Gateway will go smooth without any cellular data consumption and costs.

Build Your Own Ecosystem

The edge programmability, embedded network server and 3rd party NS compatibility lay the foundation for your flexible desert oilfield ecosystem build up.


IoT Glossary

What is LoRa, LoRaWAN and LPWAN?