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For dependable voice and data connectivity for field workers and cost-effective remote or virtual offices. For complete operational visibility and remote control of extraction and distribution infrastructure. For maximum safety on remote exploratory and production sites. Only Inmarsat can deliver the services and solutions to maximise operational efficiency for the energy sector throughout a project’s lifecycle, from exploration and site communications, to remote monitoring, personnel safety and crew welfare.

Exploration

Exploring increasingly remote and hostile locations is a huge challenge. As potential drilling sites are becoming harder to find, your teams on the ground need to deliver instant survey results to the lab and maintain fast, secure connections with corporate HQ. Challenges that are exacerbated without access to reliable connectivity. That’s where our portfolio of satellite connectivity services come in.

Whether it is using our compact and rugged Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) terminals to connect remote workers and cost-effective mobile offices or our Land Xpress service to deliver high volumes of data from the field to HQ, we can help connect your exploration operations like never before.

Remote monitoring and control 

From rapid troubleshooting and the remote fixing of faults to assisting engineers in the field. From remotely monitoring site security or your road tanker fleet to aiding environmental monitoring following site closure. Managing and remotely checking the conditions and status of all your fixed and mobile assets is critical to ensure you maintain productivity and minimise downtime.

Within our global M2M connectivity services, we can ensure you have complete 24/7 operational visibility and control of your extraction and distribution infrastructure, no matter how remote. Whether it is using our IsatData Pro service to monitor road tanker fleets or using BGAN M2M to access real-time flow rate monitoring for oil pipelines, we ensure you stay productive, stay secure and stay connected.

Site communications

Maintaining communications from any new or established site is essential. A connected, smart drilling site means a more profitable operation. Yet this relies on reliable and fast broadband connectivity. Without reliable connectivity, you can’t effectively manage your assets and suppliers. Without reliable connectivity, you can’t make vital decisions or respond to unforeseen contingencies rapidly. We’re here to make all this possible.

We can make access to robust, cost-effective and reliable connectivity simple, even in the most extreme environmental conditions. Our BGAN Link and fixed Land Xpress services enable you to set up a virtual office anywhere within minutes of arriving, ensuring you stay productive from day one.

Related Services

BGAN

Our robust BGAN terminals help you access the internet, from anywhere in the world.

BGAN M2M

See how our global, two-way IP data service is helping industries monitor and manage fixed and mobile assets – no matter where they are.

IsatData Pro

Our IsatData Pro service is ideal for remotely managing fixed assets, including tracking and telemetry.

Land Xpress

Helping land-based organisations build a more efficient, safer and sustainable world with unrivalled satellite broadband. 

Safety and welfare

Our heritage is in safety. It is in our DNA. This is why we are bringing our expertise to the sector to support you and your commitment to personnel safety and crew welfare. We know that technology can play a key role in helping you achieve this, but technology is only as strong as the connectivity that underpins it.

With our connectivity services and solutions, we can provide the tools you need to better manage workplace safety and to give teams on remote exploration or production sites a vital communications lifeline. With our IsatPhone 2 handsets and our BGAN service, you can be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to safety.

Why Inmarsat?

  • Global coverage: We have you covered with connectivity and support wherever you are. We have a presence in over 60 countries and partner networks which span the globe.
  • Reliability: We operate the most reliable satellite network in the world. With over 40 years of experience, we understand your industry and the unique challenges it faces in today’s world.
  • Security: We are committed to highly secure operations at all times. Our privately-owned satellite network is managed by cybersecurity experts 24/7/365.

Benefits

  • Increase efficiencies: Our satellite connectivity services help you understand exactly what resources you are expending, where your people and machines are and exactly what they are doing, no matter where they are globally.
  • Health and safety: Safety is at the core of everything we do. We can help you monitor and communicate with your remote workers, wherever they are located. 
  • Increase revenues: We can help you produce more efficiently. We enable automation anywhere on the planet and can provide the vital insight you need to make smarter, more informed decisions. 
  • Improved environmental performance: Through environmental monitoring and services designed to ease the burden of monitoring sites, both active and decommissioned, we can help position you as a leader in sustainability. 

Case studies

Case Study: Ergon Energy 

BGAN M2M provides real-time connectivity for Ergon Energy’s power grid – enabling cost effective monitoring and control of their remote distribution network.

Case Study: Sentinel Fuels 

Our IsatData Pro service enables fuel theft-detection solution for remote peat harvesting sites across Ireland.  

Case Study: Berkine

Algerie Telecom Satellite and Inmarsat support groupment Berkine in Algeria.

Case Study: Mantaro Hydroelectric

AST Group and Inmarsat enables real-time monitoring and control for reservoirs in Peru.

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