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M2M Applications In The Oil And Gas Industry

1 The oil and gas industry 3

1.1 Introduction to the oil and gas industry .3

1.2 Oil and gas industry players 5

1.2.1 International and national oil companies 5

1.2.2 OPEC .7

1.2.3 Independent Oil and gas exploration and production companies .9

1.2.4 Oil and gas service companies .10

1.3 The worldwide oil and gas market 11

1.3.1 Oil and gas reserves distribution 11

1.3.2 Oil and gas production markets 13

1.3.3 Oil and gas consumption markets 14

1.4 Oil and gas production and distribution 16

1.4.1 Exploration, development and production 16

1.4.2 Transportation and storage .18

1.4.3 Refining and marketing .19

2 Wireless M2M solutions in oil and gas 21

2.1 Wireless M2M infrastructure in oil and gas .22

2.1.1 Facilities Segment .23

2.1.2 Backoffice segment .26

2.1.3 Network segment 27

2.2 Operations management .30

2.2.1 Exploration and production management 31

2.2.2 Distribution and marketing management 31

2.2.3 Remote site communications 31

2.3 Equipment management .32

2.3.1 Equipment diagnostics and maintenance planning .32

2.3.2 Security and Safety .33

2.4 Regulatory compliance and reporting .33

2.4.1 Regulations 33

2.4.2 Tax collection 34

2.5 Business models and project strategies .34

3 Market forecasts and trends 37

3.1 Market analysis 37

3.1.1 Installed base and unit shipments 37

3.1.2 Vertical markets .38

3.1.3 Regional markets 39

3.1.4 Major Vendors .40

3.2 Market drivers and barriers 43

3.2.1 Macroeconomic environment .43

3.2.2 Regulatory environment 44

3.2.3 Competitive environment 44

3.2.4 Technology environment 45

3.3 Value chain analysis 46

3.3.1 Wireless M2M and telemetry industry players 46

3.3.2 Oil and gas industry players 49

3.3.3 Telecom industry players 49

3.3.4 IT industry players .51

3.4 Future industry trends .51

4 M2M solution providers .53

4.1 North America 55

4.1.1 American Innovations 55

4.1.2 Avidwireless .56

4.1.3 Bentek Systems 57

4.1.4 Digi International .57

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