SA WINNER 2018

Regional Projects  
Wireless to the Wellhead - Santos Ltd
SA WINNER 2018

In 2016, Santos commenced the migration of their existing telemetry radio infrastructure to a private LTE (4G) solution, due to the ACMA embargo on the 900MHz frequency. This system provides critical communications and control of 1,300 oil and gas wellheads in the Cooper Basin, an area of over 30,000 km2. The project comprised the installation and commissioning of two LTE cores, 29 eNodeBs and LTE routers (UEs) for each of the 1,300 wellheads. The program of work was challenging due to its technical level of difficulty, remoteness of
locations, extreme weather conditions, whilst ensuring no interruption to oil and gas production operations.

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