Wireless Technology is a potential cost-effective and efficient connectivity solution for several oil and gas explorations and producing applications. Remote oil wells, water injection plants, pump stations, pipelines operations can benefit from the first mile wireless access to connect to the corporate Process Automation Network (PAN). This would result in improving productivity, providing faster and more accurate data collection and reducing capital and operating expenditures.
In this paper, authors will provide an overview of industrial wireless technology for Oil Field Connectivity as well as the discussing key requirements and challenges for reliable and secure industrial wireless solution. Furthermore, emphasis will be on the use of industrial Fixed Broadband Wireless (BFW) for first mile field access. The successful field trial implementation of industrial BFW solution for microseismic field connectivity will be presented in this paper.