If your oil & gas business is in the process of selecting or switching mobile pumper solutions, consider some reasons why a tablet may not be the best tool for the job. Lease operators, gaugers and pumpers currently carry all of the equipment they need to effectively collect field data. From an iPhone in their pockets and charger in the truck, field staff often already have the hardware, they just need the right field app. A simple premise, but a number of available field solutions require tablets. This means field staff have to lug around yet another piece of equipment. Tablets often require an additional expense to purchase, require two hands to use, are more susceptible to damage and theft, and can’t be carried around in a pocket like a phone. A pumper’s smart phone is something they are familiar with and can be operated single handed, which is a much better fit for capturing field data, photos and accommodating wellsite workflows.
NeoFirma has pioneered field data capture solutions for more than 15 years. We know how pumpers work. That’s why we picked the iPhone as our first platform when we launched FieldApp, NeoFirma’s mobile pumper app. FieldApp is also fully supported on the iPad, but it’s worth considering why a phone may be the better choice.