The oil and gas industry is a truly global one, and with that comes plenty of travel – and its related expenses. From exploration geologists traveling into the field for research purposes to engineers flying out to the rig to make sure the operation is running smoothly and safely, travel-related expenses have long been a big part of locating and extracting oil, gas, and other petrochemicals. But with HD video conferencing solutions, many of those expenses can become a thing of the past.
Here are just a few of the things you can do with video conferencing:
- Conduct quality control reviews remotely. When dealing with petrochemicals, safety always comes first. But what if you could conduct quality control remotely, without the hassle and expense of travel? Video conferencing allows fewer QC specialists to do more with less, saving you time and money without scrimping on safety.
- Bring in remote subject matter experts. Video conferencing allows you to connect with experts all over the world face to face. Leverage subject matter experts for your most pressing challenges.
- Attend seminars and learning programs remotely. In any industry, it is important to continue to hone your skills through seminars and learning programs. Many of these programs are offered via distance learning, so you can attend via the comfort of your own home.
- Conduct global collaboration sessions. LifeSize customer Runge Mining Software and Mine Consulting – a leading Australian mining firm – has used video conferencing not just to collaborate between its 20 offices located in nearly as many countries, but to cut down on local travel as well. Instead of fighting traffic in downtown Jakarta, for example, Runge employees can have a face-to-face conversation with coworkers, clients and contractors located throughout the city, all without leaving the office. It saves Runge executives in particular time, money, and – perhaps most importantly – stress.
While video conferencing is a great way to reduce travel-related expenses, that’s not all it does. It’s also a powerful tool that increases the quality of long-distance communication, and consequently reduces the often dangerous consequences of miscommunication. Think LifeSize video conferencing can make a difference at your company? Click here to find out more!