Oil & Gas

RFID asset tracking that excels in the world’s harshest environments for cost savings, compliance and safety.

RFID Asset Tracking for Oil and Gas

Asset management in today’s oil and gas industry calls for RFID that rises to the challenge of operating in some of the toughest and most daring 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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HID Offers a 360° View for Your Inventory Tracking Needs

HID understands these challenges and can help you 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 can be kept right up-to-date, keeping engineering, drilling or delivery operations moving 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.

HID can rise to whatever technical challenge you have and produce innovations that elevate your definition of success.

RFID Capabilities for the Oil & Gas Industry

Whether your organization specializes in drilling for oil in the North Sea or mines coal in West Virginia, chief among your concerns are personnel safety and keeping track of your million-dollar assets — especially in the remotest of locations. For the oil and gas industry you need an inventory management solution that meets the highest extremes. 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 metal pipes to hard hats
  • Command a higher rate of readability through a greater frequency range via UHF
  • Withstand high degrees of impact
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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. 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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O&G Asset Tracking

RFID tags designed specifically for use on virtually all oil and gas equipment regardless of environment and working conditions.
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Cost Savings

Save operational costs and increase ROI by reducing errors and accurately managing inventory from manufacturing through distribution with RFID-tagged assets.
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Improved Safety

Whether tagging equipment to track their operational performance before they fail, or tagging and locating personal safety equipment from hard hats to respirators, RFID tags are another tool in the toolbox to help ensure worker safety.
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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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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 item, from personnel safety garb to heavy equipment.

Two RFID Oil & Gas Customer Success Stories

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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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Redefining RFID Inventory Tracking at the Coal Mine

Australian resources exporter BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) needed a faster, less error-prone method of tracking assets and inventories in its central warehouse. The mine lacked an accurate, efficient way to control labor and minimize the cost of managing some 17,000 individual pieces of equipment.

Syscan International with partner HID developed a real-time inventory management system with Gen 2 UHF passive RFID, incorporating hard tags for motors, pumps and drills as well as paper-based smart labels for helmets and standard assets, associating each miner with their issued tools.

The result? Greater efficiency for the miners, more accurate inventory and the ability to pinpoint lost or stolen equipment.

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We now have 300 mine personnel with RFID chips embedded into their helmets; we have coded all 17,000 items and designed the firmware to link to SAP.

Cathy Pascoe
Project Manager
Computer Science Corporation
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RFID Solutions That Work for Unique Requirements

The success of data capture hardware devices across multiple applications and markets is largely due to the development of robust, reliable RFID tags that can be mounted on a variety of surfaces and that support long-term, business-critical use cases. Innovators including HID have responded to customers’ needs by developing increasingly durable designs resistant to harsh environments, high temperatures and heavy impacts for specific requirements — all within high-quality assured, repeatable manufacturing processes including stringent testing that meets the highest standards for enterprise deployment.

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