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Recovering lost inventory in the oilfield - novel RFID solution developed at SAIT

June 12, 2015


To work in rugged and remote areas, the oil-and-gas, transmission-line and pipeline industries build temporary access roads and work sites by laying down thousands of pick-up sized wooden mats. Often stacked to provide stable ground, these mats can easily get lost in the muddy terrain.

GEM Services is working with SAIT's RADLab team to develop radio-frequency identification (RFID) technologies to track, monitor and map its inventory of mats in the field. The resulting patentable, ultra-high frequency (UHF) RFID SmartMat tag will be able to withstand wet and extreme environmental conditions; this will allow for better asset tracking and recovery of the mats from the field for cleaning and re-use.

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