Upland Solves Oil Rig Communications Ku Band Rain Fade Problems in the Niger Delta
Oil rigs are notoriously known for their isolation. Since they are in the middle of nowhere, mainstream Telcos do not find it economic to operate in such locations as there is no population.
Due to space constraints on the rig and the costs involved, small footprints antennas are preferable and the best available solution is based on using the Ku band, which unfortunately is very highly susceptible to fades during inclement weather especially heavy rainfall.
The Niger Delta is notorious for tropical rainfalls, which occur for more than 6 months in a year, thus necessitating a proven technology that solves the Ku band rain fade problems.
Upland leveraged the STM solution to solve the problem using a versatile, small footprint Ku band VSAT, which has now been deployed for a number of years now with over 99.9% availability.
With a 1.2m VSAT antenna, deployable in four hours, communication to these isolated rigs can be set up. Once the link is up, it is used to carry, data-, voice-, and video-traffic.
Upland's innovative VSAT solutions have also been used to provide broadband connectivity to floating rig platforms (FPSO).
Components from different manufacturers have been integrated into best of breed solutions to provide broadband connections between FPSOs and the on-shore control center.
Upland Meets Client's High Capacity Low Latency Long Distance Data Network Requirements
There was a time not too long ago when there were fewer than a million phone lines in Nigeria. Now that number is fast approaching a hundred million. However, there are still a number of communication problems that remain unsolved, especially when large bandwidth communication is required.
Traditionally, this has been solved by using fibre obtic technology. There is now fiber access to the Internet from the major cities in Nigeria.
Fiber penetration remains poor primarily because of challenges face by laying fiber in the last mile. This client had a need to provide fiber-speed connections to locations that are not served by the fiber optic network.
Upland has leveraged the Redline technology deployed to provide fiber-like capacities using their microwave radios. These radios have very low latency when compared to others.
Designed microwave solution provides virtual fiber microwave links connecting client locations that are as far as 45Km apart.
Upland Delivers Vessel Tracking Systems
In view of the need to frequently supply its offshore facilities, our client runs many vessels in the Niger Delta.
This is an area that has become fraught with many challenges including piracy hence the need to track the vessels and provide adequate warning that can enable appropriate actions.
Upland was selected to partner with the design OEM and has provided all the procurement support as well as expert installation and commissioning responsibilities to deliver the solution.
Turnkey solution provides the client with a map of all its vessels and communication with each of them to identify when there may be a situation that requires emergency response.
Upland delivers Wireless Sensor solution to remote areas of the Niger Delta
Our client operates thousands of miles of pipelines in the Niger Delta to transport crude oil from various locations to delivery points for export.
The pipelines suffer from frequent vandalism causing significant losses. In addition, there is also the natural pipeline leakage due to corrosion, which if not quickly detected will lead to significant environmental problems.
The challenge is to collect the required data covertly, without human intervention and transmit to remote locations that are quite far.
The pipelines are in very remote locations and very difficult to reach places.
Requested solution requires long lasting batteries and wide transmission coverage with little or no repaters.
Upland has partnered with Ingenu and Končar to pilot and rollout a unique solution that has solved the problem, using a proprietary solution.
In this joint project Upland was responsible for conceptualizing the solution for pipeline and wellhead monitoring and deploying the solution in Nigeria.
Upland Solves Client's Productivity Measurement Problem for Software Development
The software development projects included in the productivity measurements represent a total budget exceeding $50 million.
Using existing physical metrics gathered by the client, Upland was engaged to develop and implement a productivity measurement process to meet service level agreement requirements and provide better management decision-making capabilities.
Upland applied regression analysis and other statistical techniques to the physical metrics associated with software development projects.
Upland applied regression analysis and other statistical techniques to the physical metrics.
This provided the client with an innovative, unique and cost-effective way to accurately measure their software development productivity.
When things went out of control, they uskes us to help.
Upland was asked to provide an assessment of a multi-million dollar multi-year project being performed by a third party vendor that appeared to be out of control.
Upland performed a rapid assessment of the status of the project including variances in contractual obligations, project status, system quality and delivery of functionality.
Our experts made thorough and concise report showing the true status of the project and recommended specific actions to stabilize the environment and set a new cost-effective long-term direction for successfully delivering the system.
Upland Provides Tailored Financial Systems Approach that Provides Better Business Intelligence Capabilities
The client was faced with mounting pressure from a diverse customer base to replace their financial systems
Upland was engaged to develop a strategy for cost effectively replacing or enhancing the client's financial, management reporting, budgeting and planning information systems and business processes.
Upland assessed the needs of the business and reviewed the technical architecture.
Upland provided the client with short-term, medium-term and long-term recommendations for a course of action that would cost-effectively meet the business user needs in the near term and set the stage for a long-term direction.
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