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Ingenu rolls out M2M network for Texas oil and gas fields

Steve Rogerson
January 19, 2016
 
Covering the greater Texas geographic area, a public network, powered by Ingenu’s RPMA random phase multiple access communications technology, will provide coverage in the region, serving various industries, including WellAware’s oil and gas applications.
 
The expanded network will provide coverage for the most active US oil and gas fields, representing more than 50 per cent of total US production. Additionally, with the scalable architecture of California-based Ingenu’s RPMA technology, myriad IoT and M2M devices can be added without the need for further network investment, spurring new application opportunities in the 140,000 square kilometre coverage area.
 
“The solid partnership with WellAware has enabled Ingenu to accelerate its machine network build-out strategy in the southern USA,” said Ingenu CEO John Horn. “WellAware has developed extremely innovative, secure and reliable solutions based on our RPMA technology, and we will continue to collaborate and extend the machine network as they expand application services in the oil and gas market.”
 
For its oil and gas customers, Texas-based WellAware will continue its focus on the development of production data services, which are designed help exploration, production and pipeline companies capture and use their data to the best advantage for peak operating efficiency. WellAware helps oil and gas operators achieve these synergies through reliable data collection, exception-based monitoring and actionable insights.
 
“The expansion of the machine network will provide our customers and prospects with seamless network coverage and management options for monitoring and data collection of their oilfield assets, even in the most remote areas of the oilfield,” said Matt Harrison, president and CEO of WellAware. “The RPMA technology has been proven in the most challenging of network environments, and we are looking forward to bringing new applications to market which will enable our customers to dramatically reduce operating expenses and enhance oilfield intelligence.”
 
The network build-out is in progress and will continue expansion in additional oil and gas fields throughout 2016.
 
WellAware, a data analytics company for the oilfield, enables upstream, midstream and chemical service companies to reduce operating expenses, reduce downtime and ensure safety and regulatory compliance. Based in San Antonio, Texas, the company has secured $61m in investment funding.