When we started Geoforce, back in 2007, there was a lot less talk than there is today about “Connected Assets” or “The Internet of Things” (IOT). We didn’t need mainstream industry buzzwords or high profile thought leadership from the likes of Google or IBM to know that our vision was correct.
I knew from personal experience that field operations were chaotic – and that they didn’t have to be. I believed that by connecting field equipment to the web and offering software solutions around this data that we could change the way field operations work for the better. So we set out to make that happen – one asset at a time.
In approximately seven years, we’ve created the largest network of connected oilfield equipment in the world.
Maintaining such a large network of connected assets in the oil and gas industry presents unique challenges. Assets are distributed across the globe in some of the harshest environments imaginable. Network monitoring and uptime are critical so we’ve invested heavily in rugged, high-quality, extremely durable devices, and developed software specifically to monitor the health of our devices, the quality of our networks, and the effectiveness of our customer deployments. In addition to the necessary hardware and software components, we have developed capabilities for deployment services, break-fix, and managed services – all locally in the regions we support.
We’re honored to operate the largest network of connected oilfield equipment, but our aspirations go beyond the size of the network. We’re working every day to build the largest – and highest quality – network of connected field equipment.
The result is a network that our customers can count on – to find their assets, to find their cost savings, to reduce their risks, and to simplify their field operations. We are truly making field operations less chaotic – one connection at a time.