Globalstar's Second-Generation Satellite Technology Boosts Productivity, Efficiency and Worker Safety in Canada's Oil and Gas

Globalstar's Second-Generation Satellite Technology Boosts Productivity, 
Efficiency and Worker Safety in Canada's Oil and Gas
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/22/13 -- With the launch
of its second generation satellite constellation now complete,
Globalstar, Inc. is making its mobile satellite services an
invaluable resource for the oil and gas industry and putting the
company years ahead of the competition.  
Canada's oil and gas industry relies on mobile satellite
communications to drive productivity, efficiency and improve worker
safety. "With growing demand for skilled labour and ongoing
exploration activity, oil and gas companies are looking for efficient
new ways to automate data monitoring, reporting and control tasks,
and provide reliable voice and data communications for remote
workers," said Jim Mandala, Vice President and General Manager,
Globalstar Canada Satellite Co.. "With its second generation
satellite constellation now in place, Globalstar is positioned better
than ever to meet these customers' evolving needs."  

--  Automated Data Monitoring of Oil and Gas Wells: MRL Integrated Solutions

Timely and reliable access to well performance can be especially
challenging when oil wells are located in remote northern parts of
the western provinces and territories. Conditions are hostile,
temperatures frigid, daylight hours limited, and electricity and cell
towers out of the picture, making onsite visits costly and time
consuming. MRL Integrated Solutions of Alberta has been applying an
effective solution to this challenge: a GSP 1720 Satellite Data and
Voice Module from Globalstar that allows operators to access
real-time data streams via a web interface from any location. The
solar-powered, two-way data and voice technology leverages both
satellite and cellular communications based on availability ensuring
seamless and reliable access to data in the most cost effective
According to George Tulle, President of MRL Integration Solutions
Ltd., a Calgary-based company that serves customers in the oil and
gas industry in western Canada and the U.S., "MRL strives to build
and deliver solutions for real-time data delivery in a variety of
services that provide value for our clients. The value of real-time
data delivery is perhaps best summed up by the old saying 'time is
money' which perfectly describes the logic driving the growth in
demand for faster access to data from critical oil and gas services.
The faster data can be provided, the faster decisions can be made,
thus increasing the probability of optimizing the performance of the
asset which is the oil and gas well undergoing the service work."  

--  Remote Worker Connectivity: Tall Pines Oilfield Services 

While cellular coverage is more widespread than it's ever been,
satellite technology continues to play an increasingly important role
in improving productivity and accessibility for workers in the oil
and gas industry. For people like Brent Neufield of Tall Pines
Oilfield Services, satellite is the means by which he can keep the
lines of communication open with clients and home office, even when
he's working in the most far-reaching corners of the country. As a
Well Control Supervisor, Neufield estimates that he can be on the
phone reporting to clients and/or team members 20 to 100 times a day
when on the job. More than half of those communications rely on
satellite services, since he often spends months at a time in remote
locations where cellular reception is sporadic or non-existent. 
Globalstar's satellite voice and data communication solutions provide
superior performance for a variety of needs in the oil and gas
industry, known for remote, rugged drill operations and exploration.
For sales information regarding Globalstar voice communications in
Canada contact Huntley Quinn, Regional Sales Manager for Alberta,
Saskatchewan and North West Territories at or
403.712.6684. For sales information regarding Globalstar's Data
network and satellite M2M data solutions in Canada, contact Martin
Jefferson, Manager Data Services at or
About Globalstar, Inc. 
Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data
services. Globalstar offers these services to commercial and
recreational users in more than 120 countries around the world. The
Company's products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones,
simplex and duplex satellite data modems and flexible service
packages. Many land based and maritime industries benefit from
Globalstar with increased productivity from remote areas beyond
cellular and landline service. Global customer segments include: oil
and gas, government, mining, forestry, commercial fishing, utilities,
military, transportation, heavy construction, emergency preparedness,
and business continuity as well as individual recreational users.
Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset and personal
tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications. For more
information regarding Globalstar Canada, please visit Globalstar's
web site at
For Globalstar Canada Satellite Co.
Caroline McGrath
CMM Communications Group
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