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Shell uses the IoT for pipeline monitoring

Oil company Shell wants to take advantage of an internet of things (IoT) connectivity solution to improve the company’s monitoring capabilities for its operations in Nigeria. 

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  • SUPPLIER
  • Ingenu
    Ingenu is building the first wireless Machine Network, the world’s largest IoT network dedicated to connectivity for machines. Operating on universal spectrum, the company’s RPMA® technology is a proven standard for connecting Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices around the world, with more than 35 networks deployed over seven years. The Machine Network™ will have further reach, global range and longer lasting battery life than any existing network. It is also future-proof – enabling technology solution providers to maximize their product’s efficiency and longevity, with unparalleled control and visibility. Ingenu is led by a highly experienced team and backed by one of the strongest boards in the industry, including veterans from Verizon and Qualcomm.
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  • Energy
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  • Shell is vertically integrated and is active in every area of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, transport, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power generation and trading. It also has renewable energy activities, including in biofuels, wind and hydrogen.

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  • SOLUTION
  • Last year, U.S. IoT connectivity provider Ingenu and Croatian producer of industrial electronics and power electronics devices Koncar Inem delivered an IoT connectivity solution to provide digital oilfield capabilities to the Shell Nigeria pipeline facility. The Digital Oilfield (DOF) solution provides pipeline surveillance and wellhead monitoring capabilities to remote infrastructure in the Niger Delta.

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  • Cutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1

    This integrated technology platform offers faster analysis and more efficient data management to provide insight into field processes

    Impact #2

    The solution made oilfield operation is safe and efficient.

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  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • Benefit #1

    Ingenu said that its low-power, wide-area RPMA network solution required minimal infrastructure, which resulted in a total project cost savings of more than $1 million over the alternatives.

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