Onshore production requires an automation and safety system which not only reports and controls, but provides a solid base for risk mitigation and operator effectiveness. Often, after low-cost bidding, operators are left with automation and safety systems that meet the basic requirements but do not mitigate risk nor help operations concentrate on abnormal situations and effective solutions to process challenges.

​Additionally, other layers of activity are placed on operations which further divide their valuable focus and experience. For instance, two critical areas of any production facility are automation control and infrastructure protection. These critical areas, be they at the well head, well pad, drill site or central production processing facility, benefit from automation and infrastructure protection.