Anyone in the oil industry will have heard of the Canadian Tar Sands. Alberta is the largest producer of conventional crude oil, synthetic crude, natural gas and gas products in Canada. The providence is best known for its oil sands deposits located
in the north, which span over 40,000 square
kilometers and contains an estimated trillion barrels of bitumen. That represents a lot of equipment, spread over a vast area that require reliable realtime
data monitoring and control. Many companies
are using OPC connectivity to meet the challenges associated with coaxing this oil out of the ground.