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Why Oil and Gas is Going Mobile

There’s been a lot of stirring in oil and gas as projects continue to shift, efficiency improves, and most importantly, technology progresses. So how does that affect the mobile world? Check out a few thoughts from an App Developer on why oil and gas is going mobile, and how anyone in the oil and gas industry stands to benefit.

As a Software Application Developer, we have had the opportunity to discuss with many people working in the oil and gas industry regarding their current software applications, and how a mobile app could assist them. We were shocked to hear that a lot of departments don’t even have software to help manage the day to day tasks and that conventional paper filing is still their go-to method. The departments that do use software, adopted it in the early 2000s and it has not been changed since. As an App Developer, this was horrifying to us and we work to remedy this with our clients to match their specifications. Here are the top difficulties with oil and gas that you may find relatable.

Legacy Software

Legacy software systems do not always communicate between different platforms. They are costly to maintain, pose compliance risks, and are generally limiting. So why wouldn’t you build your application to grow and adapt just as fast as the oil and gas industry does?

Prioritize Costs

All too often clients continue to spend money to patch together their old and outdated systems. Why would you waste the money? It may sound like a bold question, but creating software from scratch will absolutely be cheaper in the long run. Also, by building modern software the right way, you’ll be able to adapt it and scale it to meet your business needs. This goes hand in hand with building software fit for your business. Why spend money on systems that don’t even serve the right purpose? If you’re investing that much capital into outdated software that doesn’t do what you need it to, there is a huge problem. Your software should be able to adapt to any device, any screen, any time, anywhere.

Mitigate Risk And Decrease Failure Rates

The problem with legacy software is that it is usually not built for large scale business. Sometimes, downtime, lost data, and IT expenses, can add up to create a huge headache. This can be a huge burnout for employees who lose valuable time and have to be paid out for it. Why even entertain this risk? This is surprisingly common in many oil and gas departments who have simply accepted it as “part of the job.”

Remote Environments

Dwindling reserves are often forcing companies to operate in remote and hostile environments. A mobile app will help you stay up-to-date with your team in real time.


The days of old school regular check-ins could soon be behind us. Now, we have the power of technology by our side to safely monitor every aspect of well site management instantly, accurately, and safely. So why stop there? Often times, Oil and Gas employees work remotely all the time, so why not track more than just equipment and upgrade your HSE standards with a mobile app? Check out our mobile app, eJourney Manager and AIMS for homemade solutions to the HSE side of Oil and Gas.

Management and Analytics

Mobile applications made by our App Development team, are designed to do the heavy lifting for you. By taking the guesswork out of scheduling, equipment status, budgeting, costs, and integration, you set your entire business on an infrastructure that’s built to last and maximize returns. Good software is now made to be cross-platform compatible which makes integrating it between desktop, laptop, mobile phone, and any other tech incredibly easy to do. That’s the way it should be. Oil and gas companies are dealing with more channels, more competitors, more products, and more data than ever before. By leveraging mobile software, companies can analyze, and mitigate financial risk, improve productivity, and increase annual savings.


Hopefully, this has helped to get you thinking about your own work processes? Is it possible for software to make life easier? If so, how much does it cost? Will it integrate well with our current employees and systems?

At Vog, we work with you to customize a Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) module that fits your organization. We design your software to work with your processes and fit your requirements, not the other way around. The final product is an extremely user-friendly and straightforward solution.

The Vog App Development team will be able to answer all your questions. If you wish to discuss further, visit the Contact section of our website. Our App Development Team would love to chat about how we can turn your app idea into a reality. At Vog, we build more than apps, we build businesses.