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Report: 81% of oil and gas businesses have accelerated or intend to accelerate their deployment of IoT in response to COVID-19

New research by Inmarsat, a mobile satellite communications provider, reveals a rapid increase in the maturity level of the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) across the oil and gas sector since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Respondents, including exploration, extraction and distribution businesses,

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Hiber signs deal with Shell for remote IoT well monitoring system

Shell plans to use the HiberHilo IoT system to reduce the amount of travel to and from wells in remote locations. Based on satellite technology, the system allows for the real-time measurement of well temperature and pressure on unconnected wells in remote and offshore locations. It has already been installed at Shell operations in the North Sea.

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“Inside-out” approach may help improve cybersecurity on offshore rigs

A presentation at the 2021 Offshore Technology Conference on 17 August discussed a three-year project Shell undertook to identify and validate an optimal cybersecurity approach for deepwater rigs. Over the past few years, documented cyberattacks have escalated in frequency and severity, evolving from IT data breaches and theft to ransomware attacks with payloads of destructive malware and sophisticated tools.

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