How Oil and Gas Companies Are Using Mobile Forms to Improve EHS

2 months, 2 weeks ago by Timothy Cox

The deepwater horizon oil spill also referred to as the BP oil spill/leak, is one of the most realistic examples of the disasters that are waiting to happen in energy sector, This industrial disaster that began on 20 April 2010, In the Gulf of Mexico and caused 11 deaths of on-field employees and an estimated loss of $60B to the company. This is a harsh example, to begin with, but it demonstrates the potentially disastrous results of failed health and safety compliance in the energy sector.

The energy sector is always booming, and a lot of new employees are recruited day in and out who are least aware of the hazards on board. Inspection becomes a must do thing by the designated inspector in order to keep such workers safe. Manual Inspection is a lengthy and sloppy process so with it(the inspection) the business owners would also like to increase their workers' efficiency by streamlining their data collection process and reducing the time lost during migration and manual data entry through paper forms. The well tender inspectors and maintenance officers still inspect oil wells with the use of the clipboards which is the thing of the past and entering the data manually cause some major budget concerns.

The Solution?

Every generation needs a new revolution as said by Thomas Jefferson and mobile data collection forms is exactly the innovation we all need as most of the safety and quality control inspectors still collect data using pen-paper which is much inclined to errors and who know these minor problems may be the root cause of another oil spill in the future. The security of internal data is also a concern for the companies. Ensuring the safety of data is a high-level priority as the data collected here is of great value.

The mobile device also allows the collection and retention of rich data, With options that allow the worker to highlight the problem through advanced features. Mobile forms allow data collection with incredible accuracy and also speeds up inspections. Field technicians can now enter data at a faster pace, access the inspection forms even with no network connectivity, and automatically connect it to their existing backends all because of mobile forms.

Conclusion

Oil & gas and utility companies have very important task when it comes to compliance, and that's not only to keep its employees safe and sound but to mitigate the risks to customers and the environment caused by safety and compliance errors that could lead to disaster. Plus maintaining safety precautions ensures the companies never have to pay heavy penalties and also reduce service cost.

The biggest risk one is taking right now in the business world is not switching to mobile apps. Use of mobile apps will save you all sorts of legal troubles while increasing the productivity of your company with accurate data in the required time for sure. Try Axonator today and see the difference for yourself.

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