Oil & Gas - Refinery/Pipeline

Oil & Gas Challenges



Oil & Gas Challenges

Most O&G firms already have extensive experience with the "things" component of IIoT, given the large number of sensors and other devices already deployed throughout their operations.

Although the O&G industry has been highly automated and connected for decades, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will help to improve nearly every area of O&G operations.

O&G companies have long depended on Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems to monitor operations processes. With the increasing amount of distributed assets, maintaining these complex infrastructures is becoming cost prohibitive and error prone.

  • The number of assets to be monitored and connection points often exceeds the scalability of the existing SCADA database.
  • Asset additions, removals, and new connections are becoming much more frequent, and as a result it is increasingly more difficult to guarantee accuracy with the SCADA network model.
  • Underlying data structures are typically not set up optimally to handle complex statistical approaches, critical for recognizing and predicting insights;
  • Most SCADA systems have relatively low fidelity of measurement and data storage ranging from a data point every 10 minutes to an hour or longer;
  • In some cases, SCADA systems cannot reach the field devices due to communication issues, resulting in the inability to capture high fidelity data for that specific period of time; 
  • In the field, SCADA systems require manual mapping of register values resulting in a large number of improperly mapped values as well as a large number of values that are never sent back or received;
  • SCADA systems also pose a huge barrier to real-time scientific monitoring of critical assets, given its current state of data availability and quality.

Zotera Solutions

Our innovative Oil& Gas solutions have been developed using IIoT "best practices" and our seamless integration of key technologies provide the information that enables mission-critical business decisions. We offer an end-to-end Assets, Facilities, & Infrastructure Management solution that provides the foundation for seamlessly and securely connecting devices, delivering trusted data to the cloud or data center, and delivering value through real-time analytics.



  • Asset Tracking
  • Machine Monitoring
  • Remote Video
  • Site Monitoring
  • Well Monitoring
  • Head Monitoring
  • Pump Station Monitoring


  • Pipeline Monitoring
  • Terminal Access Monitoring
  • Remote Video
  • Flow Meter Connectivity


  • Production Sensors
  • Fueling Station Monitoring
  • Tank Farm  Monitoring


  • Facility Perimeter Monitoring
  • Facilitiy Access Control
  • Field Crew Monitoring
  • Lone Worker Wearables



Oil & Gas Solutions

Integrated sensors deployed across the value chain from exploration and production to the transportation of crude and refined oil provides visibility and workplace safety, with better control and maintenance of assets.

The Zotera Insight Platform (collectively Zotera Insight, Zotera Radius & Zotera Stratos) enables a deeper and completely scalable set of solutions from the simple sensor data through to inventory management, supply chain management, and ultimately to business optimization.

Zotera Radius allows us to bring intelligence to the edge of the network delivering trusted data and the capability to run analytics near the sensors. Data captured from sensors at the edge are analyzed by Zotera Stratos to inform and control devices and machines. This data is delivered to systems at the Command Center to enable real-time insights, streamline operations, and to enable the efficient utilization of resources.

Zotera's marriage of smart devices, advanced connectivity, and management platforms offers O&G companies a clear foundation for innovation that will help to increase efficiency and the development of new business practices. Insight-enabled devices and systems can facilitate efficient O&G operations, with minimum human intervention, providing higher value than traditional technology and automation.


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