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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Technology Companies Collaborate to Enhance Oil & Gas Operations

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Three technology companies have announced their collaborative working, with the aim of enhancing the operational processes and efficiencies of Oil & Gas Services companies in the UK.

Cambridge based productivity solutions provider, Herbert Group, Texas based enterprise mobility software company, @hand and Teeside based intrinsically safe mobile device manufacturer, ecom, are partnering to deliver unique mobility solutions that integrate mobile and field-based processes into the information technology ecosystem, unleashing a new value layer for the enterprise.

The three organizations specialize in mobile device and software fulfillment, so as to aid productivity in enterprise environments, and with their extensive knowledge and deployment within the global oil & gas sector, have developed solutions that undoubtedly enhance oil & gas enterprise level efficiencies.

Established in 1988, with customers ranging from NASA to Baker Hughes, @hand solutions are configured to manage widely-distributed assets and employees that incorporate a high degree of variability in work processes. @hand recognizes the importance of retaining processes that are effective in a local environment, and their solutions leverage autonomy where appropriate, and yet provide standards to data collection and aggregation.

Energy service operations that can benefit from @hand solutions include: well completions, cementing, stimulation/fracturing, drilling, coil tubing and many others, where the software aims to assist in such items as service and sales order updates, electronic field tickets, job logs, resource utilization, materials tracking, safety and quality documentation, assignment, dispatch and approval.

With regards to Herbert, they offer more than 250 years of successfully specifying, managing and deploying productivity solutions in a variety of vertical markets, and with a national workforce of own-staff engineers, can guarantee maximum uptime and productivity for their customer base. As @hand’s chosen partner for the UK market, Herbert are working to aid oil & gas services companies in their goal of enhancing efficiency and allocation of resources.

Founded in 1986, ecom specializes in enterprise mobility for hazardous areas within the oil & gas, chemical, petrochemical, mining, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries. Setting standards in this field for over 25 years, ecom have acquired extensive expertise in explosion protection for everyday industrial environments worldwide. Working with @hand and Herbert, their class-leading solutions offer forward-thinking mobile computing hardware and a comprehensive support platform, to ensure the best user experience, and allow for the widest range of applications, while maintaining proven reliability.

Glen Hall, Director at Herbert, commented: “Our mission is to deliver successful solutions that leverage @hand's unique mix of technology, innovation, and expertise, so as to add real benefit to oil and gas operations in the UK. This ethos, culture and level of expertise is shared with both @hand and ecom, and together we provide the ideal collaborative partnership to align with UK market demands - @hand software layered on ecom technology, scoped, delivered and supported by the Herbert team.”

Further information on the @hand solution can be found at

About Herbert
Herbert is an established provider of class-leading technology based solutions to major organizations in fast moving industries in the UK. Focused on business improvement, our solutions are designed to increase productivity and provide our clients with the competitive edge. Partnered with pioneering technology leaders from around the globe, Herbert deliver end-to-end solutions implemented through our nationwide network of specialist installation, 24/7 servicing, support and repair services.

About Ecom
Founded in 1986, ecom instruments are a pioneer and a world leader in the development of mobile devices for use in potentially explosive areas, including oil & gas, chemical, petrochemical, mining, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries. ecom has set standards in this field for over 25 years and has acquired extensive expertise in explosion protection for everyday industrial use in hazardous areas all over the world.

About @hand
@hand provides mobile applications and an enabling mobile architecture for enterprise customers. Since 1998, @hand software has powered and delivered numerous business-critical applications in asset management, field service, field sales, and supply chain environments. The @hand mobile architecture includes a patented data distribution engine that allows mobile applications to function online and offline, as well as an open application framework that supports iOS, Android, and Windows platforms.

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