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Oil & Gas Brownfield project, Angola

Fieldcloud developed a solution for ‘lights out’ management of new downhole data acquisition systems installed on an unmanned,remote production platform. The systems were configured to automatically deliver sensor data over a satellite connection to a onshore application stack, hosted inside the client’s on-premise datacenter

We added IP-KVM and IP-PDU units to the 19" rack cabinet. The client needed to ensure that the field systems could be maintained from their HQ in Luanda, without sending personnel offshore unless absolutely necessary.

One of the challenges was a requirement to extract data from legacy process control and SCADA systems on the platform. However with previous experience with old automation gear (mainly Westinghouse & Motorola RTUs) but this was the first time I saw a real April SMC 600 in action. An interface together together with a current loop RS232 converter and a Modbus TCP/serial RTU gateway used.

Some excellent lessons were learned in Angola and the experience got us thinking about how to design more compact systems for automated data delivery between the field and headquarters

IoT gateway integration with SCADA, Angola
Oil & Gas Brownfield Project, Angola

This was the concept architecture for the new product development that was approved by the client leading to the development of the first gateway appliance product.

Remote field data logistics gateway architecture (late 2010)
Remote field data logistics gateway architecture (late 2010)
Concept architecture for server application stack (late 2010)
Concept architecture for server application stack (late 2010)

Economy based capacity building


Abidjan, IoT for the Digital Economy MICENUP Cote d'ivoire (12-13 Nov-2020)

We held an IoT training workshop in Cote d'ivoire between 12-13 November. This was a hybrid event organised by the Ministère (MENUP/DENUP), Moov which is one of the biggest telecoms operators in Cote d'ivoire, ESATIC and fieldcloud SAS. The major objective of the workshop was to build the needed skills sets that bring value to the economy and also identify IoT solutions that create an impact in society and transform the way business in thier IoT digital transformation.

Abidjan, IoT for the Digital Economy MICENUP Cote d'ivoire (12-13 Nov-2020)
IoT for the Digital Economy MICENUP Cote d'ivoire (12-13 Nov-2020)
Abidjan, IoT for the Digital Economy MICENUP Cote d'ivoire (12-13 Nov-2020)
IoT for the Digital Economy MICENUP Cote d'ivoire (12-13 Nov-2020)

Kigali, Rwanda African Smart Cities Workshop (2018)

We held in Rwanda a three day IoT African Smart Cities and connected communities workshop. The workshop was organised with collaboration with Rwanda Information Society (RISA) and Inmarsat.It is important that youth in Africa (and worldwide) are included as early as possible in the global digital economy.The experience of delivering this specific IoT workshop was truly profound.

Remote field data logistics gateway architecture (late 2010)
Delighted IoT workshop participants — Kigali Rwanda 2018
Delighted IoT workshop participants — Kigali Rwanda 2018

Dakar, Senegal IoT Workshop on Smart Communities (2018)

In Dakar, Senegal, fieldcloud ran an IoT workshop for African Smart Cities & Connected Communities for the Senegalese ICT Ministry.The IoT workshop in Dakar was the largest fieldcloud has ever delivered. We had 55 participants from all sectors, that included academia, public administrators, startup entrepreneurs & large enterprises.

Plenary Discussion with ICT Ministry representatives — Dakar Senegal March 2018
Participants IoT Workshop — Dakar Senegal 2018— Dakar Senegal March 2018
Plenary Discussion with ICT Ministry representatives — Dakar Senegal March 2018
Plenary Discussion with ICT Ministry representatives — Dakar Senegal March 2018

Niger, Smart Villages digital infrastructure for Niger (September, 2018)

In September 2018 fieldcloud cloud went back to Niamey Niger again for a Smart Villages workshop with the Nigerien Information Society Agency (ANSI). Also conducted a brief consulting engagement to develop a strategic partnership with Niger Telecoms, the incumbent telecom operator in Niger.

Plenary session on Smart Village digital infrastructure for Niger — 2018
Plenary session on Smart Village digital infrastructure for Niger — 2018
Concept architecture for server application stack (late 2010)
Smart Village Workshop — Nigerien Chamber of Commerce Niamey, Niger 2018