The numerous apps that are available on our smartphones help to simplify our lives and maintain life fluency. Apart from the entertainment apps which indeed de-stress people, there are a host of specially designed professional apps, aimed at specific industries. The oil and gas industry has also hugely benefited from the efficiency of mobile apps over multiple disciplines.
The life of an oilfield professional is always “on-the-go”, much like the lives of many others who are constantly on the move. Most of us take our smartphones along with us wherever we go. In remote locations, the smartphone is the only means of staying updated socially and professionally, as well as access information on a need basis. The numerous apps that are available on our smartphones help to simplify our lives and maintain life fluency. Apart from the entertainment apps which indeed de-stress people, there are a host of specially designed professional apps, aimed at specific industries. The oil and gas industry has also hugely benefited from the efficiency of mobile apps over multiple disciplines. Yes, the oilfield apps are a guaranteed way to increase productivity, manage safety protocols, and improve strategy development.
So, here we have shortlisted a few apps that we think will help you to put your best foot forward while working on a rig location or trying to gauge market activity from your office.
- Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary App
Especially useful to novice workers still learning about the industry, this is the go –to glossary for the oilfield industry. Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary App contains definitions of more than 4600 industry terms. It is a great source of technical knowledge for those still learning their craft. The app is presently available for all Apple devices. Efforts are on to make the app available across all platforms.
- Schlumberger Quick Calc Hydraulics App
The Schlumberger Quick Calc Hydraulics App is very useful in situations where a quick solution of equations is necessary. This app is available for all Apple devices.
The user can simply key in numbers for fluid density, flow rates, and bit diameter. The Quick Calc app then provides the hydraulic parameters for conventional drilling fluids. The app is specifically designed to provide a preview of hydraulic horsepower, jet velocity, and impact forces created at the jet nozzle installed during earth boring operations. The results calculated using the app can be shared with anyone on the contact list.
- eRedBook Mobile App
For decades, oilfield services giant Halliburton’s RedBook cementing tables has been an important reference for calculations used drilling, cementing, and completion of oil and gas wells.
Halliburton has now developed the eRedBook mobile app that contains volume calculators as well as data from the American Petroleum Institute on casing, tubing, and drill pipe. The eRedBook app provides access to frequently used tables to calculate capacity and annulus volumes. Among the other benefits of this app, an instant access to key dimensions and strengths of pipes, inner diameter and weight including collapse pressure is available. Volumes and measurements can be viewed in different units and the results can be copied with a single click of a button.
Halliburton’s eRedBook mobile app is available for both Apple and Android devices and is of immense help to professionals on the field as well as students.
Drillutions contains all the essential tools and formulas make difficult calculations and manage complex data. The exchange of technical knowledge becomes easy through this tool and it reduces the chances of potential errors. It reduces time thus increasing productivity.
Drillutions is available on Android and is a great tool for the oil and gas industry.
- Oil Handbook App
The Oil Handbook app is a simple but a very useful app. It provides a range of tools, ranging from the simple conversion tools to more pipeline specific functions such as measuring temperature and pressure for the range of flange gauge using a flange gauge pressure tool.
This is a free app available on Android devices.
The Rigzone app provides users with news and jobs for oilfield professionals. You can get data and information about events for the professionals of the oil and gas industry. The app can be customized to access instant notification of new information that may be of interest to the user.
The app is available for Apple and Android devices.
- The Baker Hughes Rig Count App
The Baker Hughes company has been providing rig counts across the United States since decades. They have now come up with a Rig Count app that is an interactive map providing a list of the company’s rotary rig counts across the country. The rig counts are updated weekly and serve as an indicator of demand and supply of products in areas such as drilling and processing of hydrocarbons.
This app is available only for Apple devices.