LEO (Low Earth Orbit) satellites are an effective method of collecting and controlling well data from electrical submersible pumping (ESP) systems and other instrumentation from a global perspective. Utilizing intelligent remote systems, the data is gathered from the well and then compressed for transmission over LEO provided IP data paths. The data paths are very bandwidth efficient for small data payloads. After transmission, this data is then decompressed in a server application (HCG) and made available to a SCADA server. Using the "push" data scenario for a "Report by Exception" is very successful with hundreds of installs. This creates a "plug and play" true LEO global system without modifications to the SCADA system, historians, or visualization applications.

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