On-Ramp Wireless and WellAware Collaborate on Digital Oilfield
21 May 2015 – On-Ramp Wireless, a leading provider of long-range connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), and WellAware, a provider of full-stack solution for oilfield monitoring and optimization, today announced their collaboration on the creation of a wide-area IoT communications network. With this network, WellAware and On-Ramp Wireless provide coverage for over 55,000 square miles of the most active US oil and gas fields, representing more than 50 percent of total US production.
The partnership integrates On-Ramp Wireless’ RPMA® (Random Phase Multiple Access) technology into WellAware’s solutions, delivering the highest data availability at the lowest cost for oil and gas operators. The On-Ramp Wireless RPMA technology provides low-power, wide-area connectivity and secure, acknowledged, two-way communications in this challenging environment. WellAware’s solutions collect, manage, and analyze this information to help operators reduce expenses, minimize downtime and ensure safety and regulatory compliance.
Given the remote locations of many oil wells, cellular networks often fall short of providing necessary data coverage. Satellite monitoring is cost-prohibitive for frequent polling rates, and 900 MHz networks require a high upfront CAPEX and are plagued by interference issues. The WellAware RPMA Network, already pre-built over the key oil and gas shale plays, delivers over 99.9 percent data availability and supports over 5,000 radios per access point, making it the lowest total cost solution available.
“Our customers have a tremendous need to tap into the intelligence provided by the digital oilfield,” said Matt Harrison, founder and CEO, WellAware (above). “Through this partnership with On-Ramp Wireless, we can ensure our solutions provide the highest data availability at the lowest cost, enabling our customers to more effectively compete in the current economic environment.”
“The oil and gas industry demands an ecosystem of devices and sensors that can deliver remote wireless monitoring of oilfield and pipeline assets,” said Kevin Hell, president and CEO, On-Ramp Wireless. “Working with WellAware, we’re providing the needed network coverage, security and data capacity to enable IoT solutions that drastically improve operational efficiency.”
About On-Ramp Wireless
On-Ramp Wireless enables long-range connectivity for the IoT. The company’s revolutionary RPMA® technology offers unmatched range, capacity, battery life and performance, operating in unlicensed spectrum. On-Ramp provides a carrier-grade system suitable for public and large-scale enterprise multi-application networks, with proven global deployments in the most demanding environments. A wide range of partners integrate the patented RPMA technology to deliver solutions for smart grid, industrial automation, smart city and other IoT and M2M applications. For more information on On-Ramp Wireless including specific information on how RPMA can solve your connectivity challenges, please visit:www.onrampwireless.com
WellAware, a data analytics company for the oilfield enables upstream, midstream, and chemical service companies to reduce operating expenses, minimize downtime and ensure safety and regulatory compliance. Their full-stack solution provides reliable data collection, exception-based monitoring, and actionable analytics. Based in San Antonio, Texas, the company has secured $67 million in investment funding and built a world-class team of management and advisors from the oil industry. To learn more about WellAware, please visit www.wellaware.us.
Source: On-Ramp Wireless