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14:00 | 30.03.2016
Ingenu and KONČAR Partner with Shell to Deliver Digital Oilfield Connectivity to Nigeria Pipeline Facility

Ingenu,
the pioneer in delivering connectivity exclusively to machines, and KONČAR
INEM, a producer of industrial electronics and power electronics
devices and systems, today announced the delivery of a robust Internet
of Things (IoT) connectivity solution to provide digital oilfield
capabilities to the Shell Nigeria pipeline facility, at a significant
cost savings of over $1 million in infrastructure investment. Integrated
and supported by Upland Consulting, a technology services firm based in
Nigeria, the Digital Oilfield (DOF) solution provides pipeline
surveillance and wellhead monitoring capabilities to remote
infrastructure in the Niger Delta.

The DOF solution combines IT automation and instrumentation technologies
to provide a support platform to utilize remote field data while
optimizing operational efficiencies. This integrated technology platform
offers faster analysis and more efficient data management to provide
insight into field processes, resulting in safe and efficient oilfield
operation.

In addition to Ingenu’s RPMA® (Random Phase Multiple Access) network
technology, Shell evaluated communications solutions, including
satellite, PI to SMS, and GPRS (general packet radio service). Each of
RPMA’s competitors required significant infrastructure investment for
towers, radios, data communications equipment, battery banks, logistics
and installation. Conversely, Ingenu’s 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.

Utilizing end-point devices enabled with RPMA, KONČAR provided Shell
Nigeria with a collection of field data pertaining to pipeline pressure,
temperature, and flow. The KONČAR Remote Terminal Units and wireless
pressure and temperature transmitters were installed in flow stations,
manifolds, and wellheads to provide connection from the field to the
back office, ensuring reliable information transmission.

“Upland evaluated several communication technologies to present Shell
Nigeria with a solution to replace its manual oilfield data collection
processes,” said Bola Awobamise, president and CEO, Upland Consulting
Nigeria, Ltd. “The key criteria for selecting a solution were the
technology’s ability to cover difficult terrain, power performance, and
long-range transmission as well as network scalability, two-way
communications, and secure data transmission. Ingenu’s RPMA offered all
of these attributes and eclipsed the competition with its connectivity,
network capacity, and exceptional value.”
About RPMA
Utilizing globally available spectrum, Ingenu’s RPMA® (Random Phase
Multiple Access) technology is purpose-built for M2M/IoT connectivity,
offering unparalleled range, coverage and capacity with extremely low
power requirements and longer-lasting battery life. It uniquely enables
devices to connect more efficiently and cost-effectively in both the
uplink and downlink. Requiring fewer towers to provide coverage to large
areas (1:10 to 1:30 radio towers needed for RPMA vs. cellular), RPMA is
rapidly becoming a global standard for IoT communication. For more
information on RPMA technology, visit http://www.ingenu.com/technology/rpma/
About Ingenu
Ingenu is building the first wireless Machine Network, the world’s
largest IoT network dedicated to connectivity for machines only.
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 38
private 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. Information
about Ingenu can be found at http://www.ingenu.com,
or follow us on Twitter @ingenunetworks.
About KONČAR INEM
KONČAR Electronics and Informatics Inc. (KONČAR INEM) is one of the KONČAR
group companies with main activities of development, engineering and
design, production, testing, commissioning and maintenance of industrial
electronics devices and systems. The company’s Digital
Oilfield solution is based on RPMA network and provides range of
reliable and robust wireless field devices. Information about KONČAR
INEM can be found at http://www.koncar-inem.com/en/

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