In its latest move, ExxonMobil has signed on Lockheed Martin as system integrator for a next-generation automation system for refining and chemical facilities.
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Whether drilling further out or maintaining a sprawling set of wells, exploration companies are realizing they need a more central plan of control. Remote operations are not only more feasible, but vital.
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