GCI, WellAware partner on remote oil and gas field monitoring

Alaskan telecommunications provider GCI is partnering with oil and gas monitoring and optimization provider WellAware on a deal to provide oil and gas field operators access to advanced analytics of their remote operations. The partnership will be managed by GCI Industrial Telecom.

Matt Harrison, co-founder and CEO of WellAware, said in a press release that GCI "has the Alaska terrain mapped better than any other data communications provider" so a partnership between the two "will give oil operators access to superior monitoring technology with the support of local industrial telecom experts."

GCI oil and gas customers will also be able to use WellAware's M2M technology platform throughout the 49th state to "reduce downtime, reduce operational costs and ensure safety and environmental compliance," Harrison continued.

GCI Industrial VP Russ Doig said the carrier has invested over $2 billion in Alaskan infrastructure over the past decade and "together with WellAware we can address our customers data-gathering and monitoring needs at a higher reliability and reduced costs over traditional methods."

For more:
- GCI and WellAware issued this press release

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