Brent crude oil has recently dropped down to $50 a barrel, for the first time since 2009. Given the current low oil prices, oil companies are now actively seeking ways to optimize their workflows, cut expenses, and use their assets to their fullest potential. Not surprisingly, when Oil and Gas IQ conducted its recent survey, mobile technology was listed second of the top ten priorities, and over half of the respondents felt very optimistic about adopting mobile technology. Moreover, this year, $8 billion dollars are expected to be spent on oil and gas mobile apps, which can significantly improve communication, allow making better informed decision faster, and, therefore, increase efficiency. Below we will discuss what oil and gas mobile apps can do specifically for your company.
- Providing access to real time data in the field
Mobile business apps enable field workers to capture, share, and validate data right on the spot. Various digital forms with electronic signatures, in-built scanners, multiple data sharing and storage options, PDF and Excel output formats, as well as online and offline modes, greatly assist remote workers. This, in turn, improves team work and streamlines workflow.
- Boosting productivity and reducing unplanned downtime
Timely maintenance inspections with inspection mobile apps, efficient inventory tracking via inventory apps with a built-in location tracking, convenient data sharing, and improved communication result in increased equipment reliability and reduced inventory carrying costs. As a result, oil and gas companies extend their existing systems and decrease unplanned downtime due to equipment failure.
- Improving workforce safety and protecting the environment
Inspection mobile applications simplify spotting and preventing equipment failures, thus averting incidents and ensuring a safe workforce environment. They also promote root-cause analysis both in the field and throughout your infrastructure.
Snappii, a rapid mobile business app development platform, offers a number of apps for the oil and gas industry. Thanks to its high-quality tools and features, you will not only get rid of excessive time expenditure but also optimize a workflow. All Snappii’s apps are 100% customizable to meet users’ specific needs. Try our business applications for the oil and gas, construction, heavy equipment, and other industries today!