The Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (GUPCO), which carries out oil and gas exploration, development and production operations in Egypt, has deployed a fixed wireless broadband network from networking solutions provider Cambium Networks’ to connect onshore and offshore operations and thus improve efficiency and safety.
By replacing its legacy system with a network designed by wireless telecommunications services provider Systel Telecom, GUPCO says it is able to achieve higher capacity and improved network stability with a unified communication system that is easier to provision, operate and manage.
Energy companies depend increasingly upon high-speed connectivity to run efficient operations – from remote monitoring and control over assets to the collection and analysis of large amounts of data.
GUPCO’s solution connects three remote processing areas, nine production platforms and offshore rigs and 80 remote unmanned production platforms. The network supports data services, SCADA connectivity, weather stations, vessel tracking systems, voice and video conferencing and CCTV video surveillance.
GUPCO’s solution leverages the following Cambium Networks technologies: point-to-point fixed wireless (PTP 670 ATEX/HAZLOC certified high capacity backhaul modules); point-to-multipoint fixed wireless broadband (PMP 450i ATEX/HAZLOC certified fixed wireless access points and subscriber modules); and cnMaestro cloud management for zero-touch provisioning, element management, monitoring and control.
“Oil producers need reliable connectivity to connect remote and offshore facilities,” says Eng. Atef Maghraby, Marketing and Sales Director, Systel Telecom. “GUPCO now has video surveillance, videoconferencing and secure communications across a 150-kilometre field area to keep operations safe and efficient.”
“Cambium’s ONE Network enables oil and gas to connect office, field and remote locations to operate safely and efficiently,” says Yasir Naeem, Region Sales Manager, Cambium Networks. “Network operators can use our secure and converged connectivity solutions that include fibre, fixed wireless access, licensed microwave and millimetre wave, IoT narrowband, and Ethernet switching technologies — all centrally managed in the cloud.”