Client Challenge:
Enable Remote Management and Measurement of Field Equipment


Situation:

  • Existing equipment approaching End-Of-Life with limited remote management and throughput
  • Offshore network uptime impacted by environmentals, resulting in loss of production
  • Harsh operating environment placed a premium on uptime as a result of distributed business processes
  • VSAT contacts expiring within 6 months


Engagement:

  • Assess current landscape including applications, data and uptime requirement’s, along with technical solutions to replace legacy VSAT
  • Review existing VSAT contract to understand pricing impacts
  • Develop and present business case to country management containing various options, and provide recommendation
  • Work with local team to design, manage and implement new field acquisition network based on business requirements


Results:

  • Developed business case to save $1M annually in telecom spend
  • Designed and deployed network field acquisition microwave network to provide necessary connectivity for Allen Bradley upgrade
  • Incorporated new security standards into design, resulting in asset moving to the forefront in advanced security protection
  • Expanded VSAT backbone to production and FPSO platforms to support advanced reporting offshore via real-time data
  • Provided roadmap to eliminate VSAT based on future in-country economic development via land based microwave solution
  • Managed implementation of other aspects of the asset, including migration to O365, upgrade of PBX to IP and license rationalization