Pronounced SKAY-dah, SCADA is the acronym for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition. It’s a part of daily life in every industry around the globe. SCADA systems offer an intelligent way of monitoring and controlling machinery, equipment and processes at multiple sites from a central, remote location in real time.
SCADA services are providing a growing number of industries with sophisticated monitoring, control and data acquisition for management systems around the world. For the oil and gas sector in particular, however, it’s a primary component of both terrestrial and offshore safety. Due to its long distance use and versatility, SCADA is perfect for oilfield companies operating in remote locations. Here are some of the ways that SCADA is helping the oilfield automate safety efforts and monitor operations around the globe.