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Friday, 23 December 2011

Weatherford International use ONELAN to Improve Communications


One of the largest oilfield services companies, Weatherford International is headquartered in Switzerland, and currently operates in more than 100 countries across the world, employing more than 52,000 people. The company has regional hubs in major energy-producing regions such as Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia, and the United States. Weatherford has a product and service portfolio that spans the life cycle of a well including drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention as well as research and development.

Weatherford selected digital signage from ONELAN to improve communications across their operations in Abudhabi (U.A.E).

Thirty nine ONELAN Net-top-boxes (NTBs) are installed at Weatherford’s premises in Abudhabi, and four further ONELAN NTB subscriber units are installed in other Weatherford office locations across UAE. All the subscriber NTBs rely on the feed from a ONELAN NTB5500P publisher unit installed in Weatherford WTTC, Abudhabi.

A 1 x 3 video wall in Weatherford’s foyer displays content from an ONELAN NTB 510S. The room booking is done through third party software which provides the output in an html file and is retrieved through the HTML zone on the ONELAN NTB. This video wall displays the sessions taking place in all the meeting rooms and class rooms in the facility.

Screens in the Auditorium display are used to present the details of the session in progress, (driven by a NTB in the simulation room) run videos showing how Weatherford’s products are used e.g in oil fields.

In the lobby 42” displays driven by ONELAN NTB 510S units show digital signage content for Weatherford WTTC including information on the organization and its mission statements. A 42” display is installed in the foyer in portrait mode to display greetings and welcome messages to visitors.

Weatherford’s digital signage content is managed centrally by a dedicated member of staff. The Ad hoc capability enables changes to be made e.g stock levels on a daily basis.

End user feedback
Weatherford are very happy with their digital signage as it has improved internal communications, and is much more effective than their previous system which comprised PCs running Powerpoint.

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