Hands-Free Solutions for Oil & Gas

Reduce Costs and Increase Productivity with Hands-Free, Voice-Enabled Collaboration

In recent years, the slow-to-adapt oil & gas sector has seen a push to embrace emerging technologies, including AI, augmented reality and IoT. Even though the industry is brimming with accumulated data points, 90% of it still fails to influence decision-making due to the costs and complexity of implementing a strategy in the sector’s asset-heavy environments. RealWear’s hands-free assisted reality solutions provide operators the real-time data they need when operating, inspecting or maintaining equipment.

Digital Transformation in Oil & Gas

Downtime Avoidance

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Problem

In case of a pipeline failure, for example, natural gas companies must contact the site maintenance unit to respond immediately. Failure to solve the issue quickly will have a heavy impact on daily work and have potential security risks.

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Our Solution

Through hands-free audio and video, the dispatching center can access real-time information for scientific decision-making and guide technicians through emergency repairs accordingly. Our RealWear devices offer an average of 29% lesser downtime.

Industry Compliance

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Problem

Companies along the value chain are required to take ownership of their upstream suppliers, and any extraction sites they build and operate on. Failure to do so may lead to strong penalties or closure. Engineers must also inspect quality of work completed by subcontractors.

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Our Solution

Technicians can capture photos and videos as work is done, review, archive them at shift change. They can also troubleshoot work issues and remotely perform live inspection via 2-way video as supervisors watch on a laptop.

Knowledge Transfer

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Problem

Equipment on offshore drilling vessels requires expert support. With skilled workforce retiring in the next five years, the number of technicians to travel offshore will be reduced, further increasing safety risks associated with time lag in communication with shore-based support staff.

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Our Solution

Remote video enables small groups of centralized senior SMEs to mentor junior field technicians. With the intrinsically safe RealWear HMT-1Z1, inexperienced technicians can perform quickly and safely. Skilled workers can also capture content for future training and reference.

High-Impact Benefits

  • Increase statutory compliance
  • Reduce operational costs
  • Workaround to travel restrictions
  • Maintain situational awareness
  • Operate device in hazardous environments, all while wearing required PPE ​
  • IP66 rated/drop proof/dust Proof
  • Explosion Proof (intrinsically safe model only)
  •  8-10 hours battery life (hot swappable for HMT-1 only)
  • Install virtually any Android application
  • Large ecosystem of remote mentor applications

Schlumberger Concert Well Testing Live Performance

Concert well testing live performance digitally integrates all aspects of well testing to introduce information transparency through new levels of collaboration and accessibility.

RealWear and Texmark

At Schlumberger, prior to equipment leaving the yard, the HMT-1 connected worker can scan, pull in a pump type, and populate the types of inspection checks that must be done on that specific unit, all hands free. Our devices can provide guidance through checklists and are also integrated directly into backend systems.

Solution Specific RealWear Accessories

Success Stories

Total Looks to RealWear for its Digital Transformation

When complex refinery equipment needs maintenance or repairs, Total must slow — or even halt — production and bring in experts with specialized knowledge. This is a time-consuming and costly process. RealWear HMT-1Z1 hands-free headsets running Microsoft Teams allowed Total to connect onsite workers to expert colleagues anywhere in the world for faster equipment diagnoses and repairs.

Spotlight

Italgas Chooses RealWear’s HMT-1Z1 Wearable Solution with OverIT Field Services Management Software

With HMT-1Z1, Italy’s largest gas distributor accelerates knowledge transfer and increases safety to unskilled workers for improved uptime and safety.

Seven Secrets that Make HMT-1Z1 the Best Wearable Device for Oil & Gas

RealWear’s intrinsically safe computer HMT-1Z1 has been shortlisted in the PPTex innovation category for the Hazardex 2020 Awards.

How To Innovate Like These Digital Oil And Gas Companies

Digital oil and gas companies have changed their approach to innovation. To increase production and cut costs, these companies are transforming the way they do maintenance, repair, and operations.

Journal of Petroleum Technology: AR Headsets Give Oil and Gas Sector the Quicker Fix

RealWear challenges the status quo in Oil and Gas with HMT-1 and HMT-1Z1 wearable ruggedized computers.

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