Qatar is world’s number one exporter of natural gas, a major energy resource used globally. The Qatari oil was first discovered in Dukhan, back in the 1930s.
The finding completely changed the economic model of the then pearl merchant society. Qatar was able to reach its current development levels thanks to its oil and gas industry, which has become the heart of its economy. It is estimated that 70% of the country’s revenue comes from the sales of this industry. It also makes up 60% of Qatar’s GDP and constitutes 85% of its total exports.
With most of Qatar’s oil production sights being off-shore, a need for ensuring their security is primordial. Negligence and reckless conduct can therefore have drastic consequences, as we have seen with the 2010’s BP oil spill.
Avoiding oil spills that could pollute the waters and endanger animal and human has therefore become a standard for oil and gas production sites.
To do this, engineering companies around the world, such as Bayanat Engineering, employ technological solutions in three main domains: communication, surveillance and air traffic management.
Surveillance and communication
Any potential accident starts with prevention. An elaborate and timely surveillance system is absolutely paramount to avoiding any and all malfunctions on the production site infrastructure. Being able to detect a problem beforehand is, therefore, the goal of all of the services provided by the engineering companies. From cameras to body temperature scans, these help not only ensure the safety and proper working of the site, but of its employees as well, whose wellbeing is to be taken care of.
But in case an accident or an unfortunate event does take place, the managing bodies need to be informed about as soon as possible, to prevent further consequences. This is why efficient communication systems have to be provided to the staff of a production sight. Bayanat specialises in radio based equipment which facilitates the smooth flow of information between the receptors. In fact, related technology, such as radars, is also used to find oil and gas fields and communicate a timely response to these via the radio itself. A rather inevident, but definitely essential use of communication in the oil and gas industry.
Air traffic management
You may be wondering what air traffic management has to do with oil and natural gas. It is important to understand that any aircrafts, vehicles or vessels in the vicinity of the production sites could pose a potential threat, unless specifically authorised or requested by the facility.
Hence, they are monitored via air traffic management solutions, including the aforementioned radio equipment, as well as sonar solutions, such as echosounders.
Bayanat, a company that is famous for equipping the world-famous Hamad International Airport, is a specialist of air traffic management. It provides technology to Qatar’s own oil and gas industry. For a full catalogue of their solutions, visit their website www.bayanatengineering.qa