The most important technologies in oil and gas industry operations

Oil and gas industry operations are some of the most important in the world. This means that cars can keep running on the roads, planes can reach airports such as Qatar’s Hamad International and ships can deliver cargo all around the world. A range of different technology plays a role in supporting the operations of the oil and gas industry around the world. In this article we discuss some of the systems the oil and gas industry use, and why these are so important.

Navigation systems

Navigation systems are a fundamental part of getting the right equipment to the right place when completing gas and oil work. Many gas and oil fields stand in the middle of the sea, which means that there are not many landmarks in place to find an exact point to start drilling. Using navigation systems such as a GPS means that you get all of the right equipment to the right place, starting drilling operations in the optimal position for gas and oil output. Visual Guidance Docking Systems are also important when at an oil rig, preventing crashes and keeping everyone safe.


Clear lines of communication existing between an oil rig and any visitors are essential for better operations in fossil fuel industries. Using long-range radios and satellite phones, oil rig staff stay in constant communication with visiting ships and tankers. This means that the rig can warn boats of any potential emergencies and inclement weather occurrences at the rig, whilst also planning in advance for a range of different events. Having consistent lines of communication means that oil and gas operations stay in touch with the world around them, stay safer and protect those coming to them by sea.


Meteorology is the process of tracking and understanding weather events that take place in an area. For example, this includes measuring the wind speeds, humidities and chance of rain in a selection of areas. This is an important part of completing oil and gas industry operations. Oil platforms that are out at sea feature tall towers that require manning. Ensuring that your members of staff are working when the wind is at a reasonable pace and visibility is good means that everyone is as safe and secure as possible in the oil and gas industry, with little risk of emergency coming from the climate.


RADAR is one of the tools that oil rigs use consistently. This tracks the aerial movement of planes and helicopters around them, in addition to building a better idea of what the traffic at sea is doing. RADAR that supports air traffic means that helicopters have support in making a safe landing at gas and oil operations without running the risk of getting lost, whilst any offshore operations have support from sea RADAR that prevents ships from colliding with rigs. Knowledge is a key part of the petrochemical industry, and RADAR provides a lot of insight into ship movement.

If you’re interested in systems to support the oil and gas industry, get in touch with the Bayanat Engineering team today to find out more about what we have to offer.