Industry Challenges

The Oil & Gas Industry is an equipment and safety-intensive business. In order to keep workers, equipment and other resources, administrators and managers need a way to keep track of what is going on and off the drilling site.

Business Needs

How do you keep track of your assets on and off of the drilling site? What solutions does your operation need to make it more efficient? How geographically spread is your drilling operation?


Operation of a drilling company requires coordination of many different factors. A GPS tracking platform would be greatly beneficial to such an operation. Dispatchers would be given a variety of options via our "Routing & Dispatch" Solution to manage and direct vehicles as they enter and leave the drilling site. In addition, all equipment would be secure and protected from theft and misappropriation.


With the DIRECTELEMATICS GPS tracking platform, drilling operations could easily be made more efficient. In addition to having a live GPS solution for dispatch, users would also have access to location-based alerts based on customizable settings. Many of the GPS monitoring units that are integrated on the DIRECTELEMATICS platform give you the option to add extra sensors to vehicles and equipment.


There are many GPS solutions that can be applied to Oil & Gas. Personal tracking devices with SOS and two-way calling buttons and 24 Hour Monitoring can be issued to employees for their safety. Vehicles can be equipped with GPS tracking devices that monitor a variety of conditions including speed, braking, acceleration and unauthorized use. Equipment can even be tracked with "IP67 Rated" Battery Powered GPS Trackers. However, some Oil & Gas Operations take place in remote areas, so a means of communicating information, such as a wireless network, needs to be set up within the drilling space or simply by utilizing a Dual Mode Cellular / Satellite Solution.  The DIRECTELEMATICS portal can even import data from a device that hasn’t reported for long periods of time thanks to archival features present on both the GPS device and the DIRECTELEMATICS platform.