***This article originally appeared in the March/April 2018 edition of Maritime Logistics Professional. You can view the original here.
***This article originally appears in the March 2018 edition of The American Oil & Gas Reporter. To view the original, please click here.
***This article originally appears in the Spring 2018 edition of Storage Terminals magazine. For more articles, visit http://www.storageterminalsmag.com/ and subscribe.
Industry 4.0 is having a profound effect on the oil and gas industry, improving operations by aggregating sensor and planning/forecasting data into one shared view along backed by analytics and real-time alerting capabilities. These innovations may be even more important at the terminal, where low oil prices coupled with aging assets are putting severe pressure on operators to improve profitability through better productivity. Are you taking advantage of Industry 4.0 in these critical midstream and downstream operations?
This article was originally published in the Nov/Dec 2017 issue of Tug & OSV. Robert Kessler, Program Manager, Maritime Global Data Solutions at Oceaneering International, looks at the continuing impact of online vessel tracking.