Adding the Human Touch to Oilfield Apps

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As time goes by, an increasing number of new processes that oil and gas companies want to push to their workforce will come in the form of an app. This is true for field technicians as well as production engineers.

But just as with anytime change is introduced, the improvements these apps are intended to deliver may not be lasting—or realized at all—without strong internal acceptance.

ChaiOne is a Houston-based app developer that has built its business around this conundrum. In its 9 years, the company has worked for several of the upstream industry’s most recognizable names including ExxonMobil and Schlumberger.

Chief Executive Officer Gaurav Khandelwal said the company’s success lies in its bottoms-up strategy, which begins with the end user and “understanding their problems, stresses, frustrations, and emotions.”

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Adding the Human Touch to Oilfield Apps

Trent Jacobs, JPT Digital Editor

01 October 2017

Volume: 69 | Issue: 10