Whether you need to locate a rig or find a new job, we’ve got the app for you.
Electronics are supposed to make your life easier and more efficient. But who wants to sift through hundreds and even thousands of apps to find the ones worth the storage space they consume?
Here we present a list of e-tools specifically for the gas and oil industry. If you’ve got a tried and trusted app that didn’t make the list, let us know. We’d love to hear your recommendations.
With this free app, you’ll be able to find rigs and wells throughout Canada – and soon portions of the U.S. Get detailed information on the location and status of each drilling rig, along with directions. Coming soon: company, personnel and well profiles. Available for Apple, Android and desktop. (www.petrofeed.com)
2. Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary
An oilfield dictionary at your fingertips. Particularly useful for younger workers still learning the industry, the Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary contains definitions for more than 4,600 industry terms. (http://www.glossary.oilfield.slb.com)
3. Pumper’s Friend
This app is designed to help oilfield pumpers manage wells more efficiently. Eliminate paperwork by transmitting data back to the office and easily view well performance by plotting tank and gauge data. Available for iPhone. (http://pumpers-friend.com/oil-gas/)
4. Baker Hughes Rig Counts
An interactive map that lists the company’s U.S. rotary rig counts? Yes, please. Rig counts are updated weekly and used as a business barometer for the drilling industry and its suppliers. Available for iPhone and iPad.
5. Drilling Simulator
This graphic tool offers guidance for roughnecks, derrickmen, drillers and students. You’ll learn basic drilling concepts and in-the-kick detection based on the behavior of drilling parameters.
6. American Petroleum Institute
The app provides access to news about the API. It also includes stats, reports and documents relevant to oilfield workers, including current prices for crude oil, natural gas and the average gasoline prices. Available for Apple and Android devices.
Manage data and make complex calculations with the Drillutions app. You’ll find calculations for annular velocity, displacement, hydrostatic pressure, tank volume and more. The app also contains reference records for tools, tubing, casing and more. Browse records or customize your own.
8. D4H Equipment App
Check your equipment from literally anywhere with this management app from D4H. Available for iPhone, iPad and Android, the app lets you check equipment status in real time. You can also view the status as your team completes repairs and inspections.
9. Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
This free app puts the classifieds in your palm. Hundreds of new jobs are added daily and you’ll be able to search a worldwide database. Categories include everything from alternative energy jobs to mechanical engineers and everything in between.
10. Bit Tacular
And here’s one just for fun. Match three or more rocks together through 100 levels. You get to virtually crush rocks and earn a high score while unlocking items from Baker Hughes’ history. Available for all Apple devices.