Intelsat and SNL support Saudi oil and gas production

Intelsat and SNL support Saudi oil and gas production

There’s been another announcement at MWC 2024 from Intelsat, operator of one of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial networks, this time involving a project with prominent telecommunications firm and systems integrator Saudi Net Link (SNL).

The two companies have worked together to provide capacity and services to a Saudi-based, globally integrated energy and chemicals company that is also one of the world’s largest oil producers. 

Oil and gas sites are notoriously difficult to connect. Often, they are located in very remote areas with challenging terrain and extreme weather conditions. However, access to reliable and always-on connectivity is critical to ensure production continuity, continuous monitoring and employees’ safety. That’s why, says Intelsat, stable and uninterrupted connectivity to a GEO satellite is the best way to tackle this task.

Oil producers rely on Intelsat for network quality and quantity of satellites. With a large number of satellites to choose from, customers have the flexibility to access better solutions without having to compromise. Intelsat says that network resilience and customer service ensure that energy companies are never alone when they need the most help.

Teams at a site need to be able to quickly establish a temporary office with enough bandwidth to facilitate basic communication, data transfer, video streaming, and specialized applications that support business continuity. In cases where the exploration sites can only be accessed for a limited period, the ability to quickly deploy a portable connectivity solution is even more pronounced.

“Connectivity is crucial to getting the job done quickly and safely,” says Saher Abudaqar, Intelsat managing sales director in MENA. “This is what Intelsat and SNL will aim to provide.”


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