The global population is increasing and so will the energy demand post COVID-19. The Oil and Gas industry has three main challenges to face today. The first is that Oil and Gas companies need to lower their costs to remain competitive and attract investors. Therefore, they are working on optimizing their production systems, maximizing efficiency, and lowering costs of extraction and refining.

The second challenge is sustaining supply of Oil and Gas, because once the global spare capacity is depleted, Oil and Gas companies will need to reinvest in growing oil and gas production to satisfy the needs of consumers around the world. For that, they aim to achieve the highest reliability of their plants, by maintaining reliable and safe production, increasing throughput, and securing assets.

The third challenge is that they must supply clean energy with less emissions. Due to the increasingly stringent environmental standards, Oil and Gas companies are forced to improve their environmental footprint by revisiting their extraction, production and distribution processes and ensure efficient and strict environmental management of their activities.

The Exploration, Extraction and Production processes require a robust, reliable and safe end-to-end networking backbone to maximize overall asset utilization, minimize downtime, ensure stability and accuracy, and stimulate growth in production efficiency. With extensive experience in harsh industrial environments, Agatel provides oil and gas companies with best-in-class solutions.


Agatel’s offering to the Oil & Gas Industry:

Interoperability: Complexities arise when different manufacturers adopt different gateways with various ports and interfaces. Agatel Protocol Gateway and industrial communication modules are designed to solve this problem and make integration seamless. Modbus, Profinet, Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT, MQTT and OPC UA are no longer an obstacle, but an opportunity to take the best from each technology.

Security: Agatel hardware includes security features to provide high security and encryption: MACsec for security over LANs; IPsec, OpenVPN and PPTP for security over WANs are featured in Agatel hardware.

Reliability: Agatel’s range of products are built to minimize downtime. Built-in redundancy features such as ERPS Ring, RSTP, DLR and Media Redundancy Protocol (MRP) ensure continuous operation, as well as MTBF of up to 25 years.

Environment:  Agatel’s products are designed to withstand the harshest of environments. Supporting temperatures from range of -40°C to +85°C. Thus, minimizing failures and prolonging the lifetime of your investment.

EMI/EMS: Agatel’s products comply with high EMS and EMI standards, such as UL61010-2-101, UL60950-1, UL/EN/IEC62368 and EN61000-6-2 and EN61000-6-4. Therefore, they are designed in way so as to not to interfere with other equipment and thus preventing equipment failures.