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RFID for Oil & Gas

Superior asset tracking designed for harsh oil & gas environments offering cost savings, enhanced safety and efficient compliance.

RFID Asset Tracking for Oil & Gas

Asset management in today’s oil & gas industry calls for RFID that rises to the challenge of operating in some of the toughest and most demanding sites on the planet. The stakes are very high — not only for costs, compliance and margins, but also for ensuring personnel and asset safety and security.

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Get a 360° View for Your Oil & Gas Inventory Tracking Needs

HID understands the challenges in the oil & gas industry and can help maximize your asset and inventory management capabilities in a robust, reliable and no-nonsense way. Having a 360° view of processes and equipment means traceability and certifications are kept up-to-date, allowing engineering, drilling or delivery operations to move forward.

Visualize an entire supply chain with our range of passive RFID tags for hazardous or standard conditions, or ask us to custom-design and build a pioneering, trustworthy solution that fits the most unusual requirements for the oil & gas sector.

HID can rise to whatever technical challenge you have and produce innovations that elevate your definition of success, without the necessity of line of sight. 

RFID Brings Efficiency and Cost Benefits to All Stages of the Production Process

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Upstream

Exploration, drilling, fracking and extraction
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Midstream

Storage, processing, transportation and logistics
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Downstream

Refining, supply, trading, and fueling automation

RFID Capabilities for the Oil & Gas Industry

Whether your oil & gas plant specializes in drilling for oil in the Permian Basin or fracking for shale gas in North Dakota, chief among your concerns are personnel safety and keeping track of your million-dollar assets — especially in the most remote locations. For the oil & gas industry, you need an inventory management solution that meets the highest standards. HID’s RFID tags can:

  • Operate consistently, reliably and accurately in the harshest environments and at the most extreme temperatures
  • Be applied to any surface, from valves to hard hats
  • Command a higher rate of readability through a greater frequency range via UHF and IoT
  • Withstand high degrees of impact, PSI and temperature 
  • Be designed and tested to ensure compliance with international standards that protect explosive and hazardous environments like IECEx and ATEX
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RFID Oil & Gas Use Cases

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RFID Asset Tracking Best Practices in the Oil & Gas Industry

Engineering, drilling and construction company Saipem, which transports assets such as large pipe stacks worldwide, needed safe, automated asset tracking that would work in the presence of steel and seawater at temperatures of -50°C (-58°F) to 50°C (122°F).

HID supplied ATEX-compliant passive tags for hazardous environments for on-metal and plastic installations, working with Saipem to pilot the asset tagging system across a number of offshore oil drilling bases.

The result? Accurate tracking and locating for valuable assets from pipes to buoys, saving money and improving control. In addition, the remote identification system boosted personnel safety.

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Oil & Gas: Harsh Environments

When contracting in various oil yards, there was a strong need to provide visibility of all the equipment and safety status to owners.

A global oil & gas company sought to automate that tracking with RFID. To achieve their transparency and efficiency goals, the organization moved forward with HID. Together, we established a viable path for digital transformation, integrating with their existing ERP system, and securing rugged, reliable RFID hardware that could survive.

RFID Asset Tracking for Oil & Gas — Key Features

HID’s advanced RFID tags and components are essential to optimizing automated asset tracking and logistics systems for oil & gas. Our transponders help ensure seamless traceability and reduce losses, while enhancing stock management and processing speed. Passive contactless RFID tags improve data collection speed and accuracy, making tracking more cost-effective while increasing accuracy.

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Oil & Gas Asset Tracking With RFID

Leverage RFID tags designed specifically for oil & gas equipment regardless of environment and working conditions.
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Cost Savings Through RFID

Save operational costs and increase ROI by reducing errors and accurately managing inventory from manufacturing to field operations with RFID-tagged assets.
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Improved Safety With RFID

Whether tagging oil & gas equipment to track performance before failure or tagging and locating personal safety equipment to ensure compliance, RFID tags are another tool in the toolbox to help ensure worker safety.
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RFID in Harsh Environments

HID’s rugged RFID tags withstand the natural elements, from subfreezing cold temperatures to tropical heat, rain, heavy snow and UV rays.
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RFID for Increased Reliability & Accuracy

RFID-tagged and enabled assets offer stakeholders an innovative way to increase efficiency through automated and error-free asset counting for virtually every oil & gas industry item, from downhole to field operations to heavy equipment.

Learn More About RFID for Oil & Gas

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5 Tips for Maximizing Oil & Gas Asset Utilization With RFID

Asset utilization is of massive importance in oil & gas, playing a critical role in equipment performance, operational compliance, and maintenance schedules. In this post, we look at the five most impactful ways RFID is helping improve asset utilization in the field.

Unleashing RFID Technology to Eliminate Downtime, Save Costs, Increase Efficiency and Improve Safety

Watch our webinar to learn from two of our expert team about how RFID can be leveraged to bring a host of benefits to the Oil & gas industry including reduced costs, improved safety and increased efficiency.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is RFID, and how is it used in the oil & gas industry?

RFID, or radio-frequency identification, is a technology that uses radio waves to identify and track objects. In the oil & gas industry, RFID is used for asset tracking, inventory management, compliance, and equipment maintenance.

2. What are the primary benefits of using RFID in the oil and gas sector?

RFID technology offers benefits such as enhanced asset visibility, improved inventory management, increased safety through personnel monitoring and mustering, streamlined maintenance operations and reduced operational costs.

3. Can RFID be used in hazardous environments common in the oil & gas industry?

Yes, RFID systems can be designed to meet hazardous area certifications and are used in various oil & gas environments, including offshore platforms, refineries and drilling sites.

4. How does RFID improve asset tracking and management in the oil & gas industry?

RFID allows for real-time tracking of equipment, tools, and assets, enabling accurate monitoring, reducing loss and optimizing asset utilization.

5. Can RFID technology withstand harsh environmental conditions in oil & gas facilities?

Yes, RFID tags and readers can be made to withstand extreme temperatures, exposure to chemicals, and physical stress, making them suitable for challenging environments.

6. What role does RFID play in ensuring personnel safety in the oil & gas sector?

RFID can monitor location of personnel in real-time, enhancing safety by enabling rapid response in emergencies, ensuring compliance with safety protocols and managing access to restricted areas. With active IoT solutions using technology like LoRaWAN, a simple but effective panic button can be used to locate workers in times of danger or duress.

7. How does RFID improve compliance with regulatory requirements in the industry?

RFID enables tags to be encoded with current compliance information so they show the date a specific item was last checked or validated at point of use. This prevents using equipment that is not in compliance or that is in need of inspection.

8. What types of assets and equipment can RFID effectively track in the oil & gas sector?

RFID technology can be used to track a wide range of assets, including drilling equipment, valves, pipelines, tools, safety gear, vehicles, and even personnel. Its versatility makes it suitable for various asset management needs in the industry.

9. How does RFID help optimize maintenance and reduce downtime for critical equipment in the oil & gas industry?

RFID facilitates proactive maintenance by tracking equipment usage and maintenance schedules. It automates maintenance alerts based on usage data, ensuring timely servicing and reducing unplanned downtime, which is crucial for critical equipment in the oil & gas sector.

10. How is RFID used in the oil and gas sector?

RFID can be used in upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas operations. This includes use cases like drilling, exploration, production, and distribution.

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