Energy industry, oil industry, natural gas companies and mobile data collection devices are becoming attached at the hip as companies try to boost productivity, create jobs and reduce costs. As seen in Rigzone’s recent article, there is a political debate going on right now – especially surrounding the oil industry and energy industry. Creating more jobs within the oil industry and energy industry means investing in and using federal and US-based production fields, a hot topic on the political arena as of late. Decrease the amount of foreign fuel being imported and focus on US operations and there will be organic economic growth, which will in turn stimulate US job opportunities.
Contributing to the economic growth within the energy and natural gas fields are the state-of-the-art technologies that are flooding into these industries. The Vote4Energy plan demands more public and private involvement with the energy industry. Vote4Energy draws attention to the importance of the energy industry as well as the cry for more jobs.
Key industry stats from Vote4Energy:
- 1 in 20 US jobs is supported by the oil industry and natural gas industry.
- By 2035, almost 45% increase in energy demand.
- The number of jobs supported by the oil industry and energy industry is more than the population of 15 US states combined.
How is mobile data collection impacting Vote4Energy, increasing jobs and decreasing unnecessary costs? Mobile data collection devices and mobile data software are transforming energy and natural gas operations and allowing moneys to be applied to other areas where money is needed – such as creating and adding jobs. Using mobile data collection devices, workers decrease their time spent on uploading paper forms into computer databases and instead use mobile data collection forms that report in real-time to the system’s mainframe. This saves money and allows this money to be spent on hiring workers for other areas of work within the company. It is a win-win situation, more jobs are created and workers spend less time doing tedious work.
According to Rigzone, it takes 4-7 years to obtain a permit in order to begin operations. However there is an incompatibility within the energy industry. As technology and mobile data collection penetrate through the energy industry, the slow permit times simply will not be tolerated anymore. Changes will need to be made to match and coordinate the growing efficiencies seen elsewhere in the industry.
Another example from Rigzone of growing and creating jobs while optimizing the industry can be seen from the fact that in over the past 65 years, 1.2 million wells were drilled using hydraulic fracturing technology with no case of groundwater contamination occurring. Real time data analysis and mobile data collection are key to keeping the people influenced and affected by the industry safe from harm. Real time data analysis allows for problems to be seen right away in addition to making sure that information travels as fast as possible from the oil and natural gas site to the decision maker’s hands.
Technology pushes for job creation through mobile data collection methods:
- Monitor natural gas and energy production at multiple well sites simultaneously – thus allowing more work to be done and more wells able to be opened and maintained
- Scout the competition – increase profits by understanding the lay of the land and who is operating where
- Monitor quality, and contamination – keep the processes flowing in a healthy manner to save lives and produce high quality products
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