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3 High-Tech Gadgets Boosting the Safety of the Oil and Gas Industry

Considering we now live in a world where a car can drive itself and a robot can play a mean game of ping-pong, it’s no big surprise the oil and gas industry is unveiling its own variety of high tech gadgets to improve safety and, well, look pretty cool amongst its competitors.
Keep an eye out for these three companies producing high-tech gadgets that boost safety in the oil and gas industry:
1. DarkVision Technologies
Dark Vision
source: DarkVision wins big at the BC Innovation Council New Ventures Competition
Are you an oil and gas operator who has to make quick decisions to maximize production and reduce costs? Say hello to DarkVision and their downhole imaging technologies that show you high-resolution images inside oil and gas wells. In fact, their idea is so great, it just recently won $100,000 from the BC Innovation Council New Ventures Competition which supports tech startup entrepreneurs in British Columbia, Canada.

2. Scope Technologies

Throw out paper manuals and slap on a pair of computer-assisted glasses, because glasses can now tell you how to fix machines. That’s right, Scope Technologies, an augmented reality solutions company, have invented computer-assisted glasses that will give you step by step instructions the next time you need to fix oil and gas equipment, or if you happen to be in space and need to fix some aerospace equipment. Although the glasses are still in the works, they are hoping to sell the snazzy gadgets for $700 USD.
3. Schlumberger

Schlumberger, a worldwide technology supplier to the oil and gas industry, is using Google Glass headsets with software created by San Francisco-based Wearable Intelligence, to help workers go hands free. So why do workers need to ditch old fashion methods of communication? Well, oilfield employees need to fill out checklists to show time taken to complete jobs. However, as they are in dirty and dangerous surroundings with their hands covered in oil and grease, it is extremely difficult and timely to use pens and papers or computer tablets. Schlumberger feels its technology will help companies literally see where their employees need help with training to decrease the time taken to carry out tasks.
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TNphoto Tatsuya Nakagawa
Tatsuya Nakagawa is the VP of Marketing and co-founder of Castagra Products, a storage tank and wastewater coatings manufacturing company that is highly acclaimed for its sustainable coatings, cold weather tank coating applications, and its durable frac tank coatings. Castagra is used by the world’s top oil and gas field services companies.