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A digital revolution for oil and gas from Scada to industrial IOT

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Business value Solution Opportunity A DIGITAL REVOLUTION FOR OIL & GAS FROM SCADA TO INDUSTRIAL IOT • Thanks tonew technology, the company had fewer plugging events during winter of 2020 and expects even fewer this year. • The energy firm recovered its investment and had a 100% return within the first year. • Chevron also appreciates the 10-year battery life of the sensors; with thousands of devices, changing batteries is expensive. In addition, the ability to plug and play and move architecture where it's needed is beneficia • Chevron deployed 30 MultiTech gateways that virtualize the network server for onboard edge-compute data processing, located at radio towers across six oil fields in the valley. • The LoRaWAN deployment integrates with the cellular network for backhaul, making governance and cybersecurity easier. • The LoRaWAN sensors were deployed quickly and began transmitting data to the cloud for distribution, delivery and consumption. • The sensors track the flow of the fluid to the collection point or tank. When the temperature drops, the lines can plug, and with 8,000 wells in one field, there are many locations for problems to occur. • Chevron, a leading multinational energy firm based in North America, operates a large oil field in San Joaquin Valley, California, where heavy oil makes up about 86% of its production. • The field has many disparate assets, which operators often drive to and check, monitor and manually document operations. • LoRaWAN technology has recently been deployed in this upstream operation, offering Chevron a paradigm shift.

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