You are probably reading this article on your mobile or tablet right now. Given that smartphone ownership is at its highest ever level and still rising, it’s not surprising that the majority of internet browsing is now done ‘on-the-go’ via these devices.
Of course no smartphone is complete without a range of useful or entertaining apps. App downloads are similarly growing at a rapid rate. In 2015 a staggering 25 billion apps were downloaded from the Apple Store. You may already have a number of favourite apps on your phone that you use to pass the time. Perhaps Angry Birds, Pokemon Go or even the classic, Tetris? But what about professional, business focused apps? Apps are already supporting numerous industries such as construction and transport. Companies within these industries are using apps to help streamline processes as well as managing safety protocols and allowing for easy data entry.
How about the oil and gas industry? The oil and gas industry is benefiting from the use of apps to increase productivity, improve planning processes and revolutionise strategy development.
We’ve shortlisted the best apps for you to download to keep you up to date on industry news, rig locations, training records, market activity and much more.
1. Oyly (still in development)
Roger Baker has held many roles at various Oil & Gas firms in Calgary, Canada. In his current role at Odd Mob Software, the Oyly app was devised.
The app, currently still in development, will contain information about wells – how much oil it has produced, technical information about the wellbore and reservoir.
2. Oil & Gas News
Created by the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association, this app covers national news so it’s suitable for people outside the vicinity of Louisiana. However, for Louisiana residents this app also covers local and association news specifically for Haynesville Shale.
3. The Oil & Gas Journal
This app serves as a digital version of the Oil & Gas Journal magazine, (it’s worth noting that to read the content you have to be a paid subscriber). This app covers global articles, statistics, critical analysis and some great graphics thrown in too!
4. Oil & Gas
The latest information on crude oil and natural gas prices brought to you by Arrow Engine Company easy to use and allows you to quickly access up-to-date prices.
5. Convert Units
This app allows you to convert numerous metrics including volume, speed and temperature.
Displayed in a map format, this app allows its users to find companies and services within geographical locations. The app also features a great job search section.
7. BOE Report
Specifically for North America, this app features oil and gas information, news headlines, market & drilling activity.
8. Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary
A handy glossary featuring all the oil & gas related terms you can (and can’t!) think of. Great for people working within oil and gas without the expert knowledge across the industry allowing users of the app to quickly define oil and gas jargon. You can read Fircroft’s own jargon buster article here!
9. Opito Train-R
This app allows oil and gas workers to track their training records to ensure they are certified for their specific post onshore or offshore. By providing in-app access to OPITO training records, users of the app can track and plan their training as well as access contact details for their nearest training centre across 45 countries.
These are just a few of the many apps that are being developed specifically for oil and gas workers. Which apps do you use as part of your day-to-day job? Are there any essential apps that we’ve missed off our list? Let us know in the comments below!