Safe mobile devices delivering efficiency improvements offshore in-focus in Stavanger

Advanced mobile technology which enables offshore workers to use handheld computers equipped with vital inventory management systems in explosive environments will be the focus of an event in Stavanger next month.

Aberdeen-based SAP specialist Absoft has partnered with smartphone developer Airacom to provide SAP Syclo Mobile apps, which increase efficiency and improve productivity, for the devices in response to demand from offshore operators and service companies.

Syclo Mobile enables operations teams to communicate with the supply chain more effectively, reducing paperwork by allowing data to be electronically delivered to SAP systems which manage offshore inventory, from any remote location in the field.

Oil and gas maintenance and inventory managers will have the chance to discuss the ATEX-certified technology with specialists from Absoft and Airacom in Stavanger on Tuesday March 4, 2014.

Bjorn Harzer, SAP solutions architect at Absoft, will demonstrate how three SAP Syclo applications - Rounds Manager, Inventory Manager and Works Manager – can be used to ensure orders can be made, parts delivered and workers mobilised to site to carry out vital installation, inspection and maintenance operations.

Mr Harzer says: “Syclo Mobile streamlines work cycles, generates instant notifications and removes the need for archaic paper systems – and its availability on an ATEX-certified mobile device means that the system can be used in any area of an offshore asset

“Safety and efficiency are major considerations in any E&P environment so the availability of smartphones which can be used without the risk of causing an explosion is a major step forward.

"Previously, data from the field was recorded on paper and then sent on for input into SAP systems used to manage offshore processes, and replacing that method with a reliable digital platform is also a significant, positive change for operators."

The event runs from 8.30am to 11am at The Park Inn by Radisson, Lagårdsveien 61, 4010  Stavanger. For further information or to register, contact: Kirsty Dixon, new business sales executive at Absoft, via: kdixon@absoft.co.uk