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When you think safe, reliable, and sustainable operations in oil & gas, what comes to mind first? OSHA? EPA? Regulatory compliance? Emergency drills? Uptime? My guess is that mobile technology was not your first thought. Mobile apps for enterprise asset management (EAM) can play a key role in achieving safe, reliable and sustainable operations across upstream, midstream and downstream activities. With many other asset intensive industries, productivity is dependent on properly functioning equipment. In oil & gas, equipment failure is a constant concern and can result in environmental disaster.

Now let’s go back to how mobile apps can help. Take for example maintenance rounds, where technicians perform safety, security, and hazard checks or equipment readings and engineering data collection. A mobile application like SAP Rounds Manager (former Syclo app) can be used to electronically track all the checks being completed and readings being taken. The app can provide safety warning if a measurement is out of the acceptable range. Also, the captured  data can be used for reporting and trending, and developing a reliability-based maintenance program. The best part? All the data is captured electronically, so it’s sustainable and no more fumbling through illegible paperwork.

Want to learn more or see mobile apps in action?

Attend the Best Practices for Oil & Gas conference September 16-19, 2014 in Houston, Texas. Best Practices for Oil & Gas unites hundreds of professionals to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and best-in-class strategies to improve on overall business performance. The event showcases insights and expertise from case studies and thought-leaders on how to remain on the cutting edge of a quickly changing market. Best Practices for Oil & Gas is designed for all industry segments including upstream, midstream, downstream and oil field services. Mobile technology will be discussed throughout the event in keynotes, breakout sessions, and “Operational Integrity” exhibit area.

Opportunities to see the SAP mobile solutions for EAM in action:

  1. Formal mobile app demos will be in the “Operational Integrity” demo pod on Wednesday, September 17 at 1:30PM and Thursday, September 18 at 3:00PM.
  2. Prefer an informal demo, just ask for Jeff Owens in the “Operational Integrity” exhibit area.
  3. For an in-depth look at SAP mobile solutions for oil & gas, sign-up for the ‘Maintaining Asset Integrity in Oil and Gas’ workshop on Friday, September 19 from 8:00AM to 3:00PM.

Finally, join the conversation @SAPOilandGas #BPOG and/or register for the conference now.

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