Technology has rapidly become a key enabler of digital transformation for all industries, including the oil and gas (O&G) industry
Oil and gas companies that invest in integrated solutions and sustainable digital capabilities will become more agile, efficient, and competitive in a rapidly changing market.
Huawei, which has over 20 years of experience in the Middle East, notes that embracing digital technologies creates a deep integration of technology, business operations and behaviors. Also, building smart O&G fields with intensive production, centralised control, and fewer or no staff is impossible without secure, reliable, intelligent, and efficient networks.
Typically, multiple networks coexist alongside old and new technologies during oil and gas field network construction. In addition, too many network elements (NEs) and models are built by different vendors at different times, making manual O&M and live network management exponentially more difficult.
In this respect, Huawei points out that the prerequisite for building smart O&G fields is to build a network system with wide coverage, easy O&M, high bandwidth, and high stability.
Drawing on its wealth of experience in network planning and consulting, Huawei has built the Integrated Oil & Gas Field Network Solution. The result is a unified network architecture that can be centrally managed and is a multi-purpose network with integrated security.
• Unified architecture: The solution adopts a full-stack combination of network technologies involving industrial PON, Wi-Fi 6, 5G, and IPv6, creating an integrated network for oil and gas fields. The unified network architecture streamlines the cloud, network, edge, and devices, covering all service scenarios.
• Centralised management: A single O&M management platform integrates all third-party network devices, centrally manages devices on the entire network and visualizes the whole network for routine O&M.
• Multi-purpose network: This solution unifies the architecture, experience, and O&M. It carries multiple services, such as production, video, office, and community on one physical network, reducing enterprise investment.
• Integrated security: Using advanced hard pipe isolation technologies, such as Flex-E and NHP, Huawei's solution enhances security isolation between service networks without increasing network construction costs.
With digital technologies, Huawei works with partners to deliver smart station and smart platform solutions for oil and gas enterprises, making the oil and gas industry more digital and intelligent.
For details, please visit https://e.huawei.com/en/solutions/industries/oil-gas
By Alaa Elshimy, managing director and senior vice president of Enterprise BG, Huawei Middle East