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Jeff Smith and Joe Spytek Join PetroCloud Board of Directors

IRVING, Texas – (Nov. 26, 2018) – PetroCloud is pleased to announce Jeff Smith and Joe Spytek have been elected to its board of directors. Jeff Smith Mr. Smith is the co-founder of several technology companies, including four businesses in the emerging Internet of Things (SensorLogic, Geomoto, Ublip, and QuantumIOT). He is currently the CTO…

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Oilfield Theft: The Frightening Statistics

As unfortunate as it is, theft is an inevitable part of business. For as long as there have been businesses, there have been people who sought to steal, whether it is physical goods or labor. Retail theft runs a cost of around $42 billion annually while labor theft (a failure to pay workers for their wage) is…

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Surveillance Radar Systems and Oilfield Security

Oil is one of the most valuable commodities of our time, and modern technology allows for us to extract it from even the most harsh and remote locations. However, the extraordinary value behind both the machinery needed to drill it and the oil itself require for the oilfields to constantly monitor against attacks or other…

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Cloud SCADA vs Traditional SCADA

During these trying times for the oil and gas industry in the United States, cost saving initiatives and efficiency are top of mind for nearly all businesses. However, advances in technology have allowed companies to save money and manpower to run their oil and gas businesses. In this article, we will explain how changes in…

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Surveillance Radar

Surveillance radar technology takes perimeter security to the next level. Typically, a combination of guards, gates, fences, and security cameras is the norm for the security of businesses, ranging from the oil and gas to the energy sector. Using the SpotterRF patented Compact Surveillance Radar system, we’ve been able to develop a security system with…

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Top 5 Most Secure Places on Earth

No matter what type of business you operate, security is very important. Whether it’s protecting your location from a forced physical entry or a technology breach, making sure your assets are secure is vital. Some places on this planet have been constructed with security as the most important thing, above all else. Here’s a list of the…

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5 Ways Technology Can Increase Oilfield Security

Oilfield theft is, and has been, a pervasive issue that haunts the energy sector. While the crime is longstanding and widespread, only recently has the dialogue began to open up a little bit more about the size of this problem and the things we can do to combat it. Figures estimate that the losses due…

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Oil Theft a Federal Offense

Source: NewsWest9.com In an article recently published by the Houston Chronicle, we learned that prosecutors have made oil theft a federal offense. The event occurred at the Itero Energy Monahans Facility in Monahans, Texas. A 34 year old man named David Wayne Shroeder was part of an oil theft case by stealing truckloads of oil from a West Texas…

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Cost Saving with Oil and Gas Automation

2015 has been a tumultuous time for the oil and gas industry. Not only have depressed commodity prices created a state of uncertainty, but pressure on the employment sector of the industry is coming from many directions. On the one hand, companies are forced to rationalize headcount in line with operating levels and bottom line…

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Oilfield Security: Protecting the US Energy Infrastructure

Oilfield security is currently a major issue in the United States. Most oil and gas production sites are located in remote locations which has typically made them both prime targets for thieves. They are difficult to monitor so thieves are often able to move in and out quickly with little or no detection. This is driven by…

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