Cambridge MA (PRWEB) July 22, 2013
The Permian Basin of West Texas is experiencing an oil boom, and drillers are attributing this to the rise in dense oil shales found in the area.
With similar booms under way in South Texas, North Dakota, and Montana, we could see oil imports declining over the next several years. Production also is climbing rapidly in western Alberta Canada, which is now the largest source of U.S. oil imports.
“I could paint a scenario for you where we are producing 3 million more barrels per day by 2016, which would almost get us to the point where we could eliminate 60 to 70 percent of our OPEC imports,” Texas Railroad Commissioner Barry Smitherman told The News.
With a greater control over our own future energy supply, domestic security becomes a major concern. Oil and gas rigs become an ideal target for and present obvious challenges to security managers who are faced with a wide, open perimeter to monitor 24/7, at times in harsh climatic conditions.
On land or at sea, the Spynel thermal camera, by HGH Infrared Systems, acts as a high resolution “optical radar”, with automatic and real time detection of simultaneous and unlimited targets within the 360 degree panoramic image. Spynel detects a person at up to 6 km distance, even in total darkness. This cost-effective, stand-alone system can secure your entire platform perimeter from threats in every direction while requiring minimum maintenance.
HGH Infrared Systems recently won a contract with one of the world’s largest oil and gas groups to secure one of their drilling sites in a terrorism-prone country in Africa.
Founded in 1982, HGH designs, develops, assembles and sells complete high end optronics systems for security, industrial and civil applications. HGH’s team of highly qualified engineering team is comprised of experts in optics, software, mechanics and electronics and operates in the US out of Boston, MA. HGH strives to provide advanced and innovative infrared equipment to protect their clients all around the world, while keeping the agility and dedication of a small and passionate team. Speed, flexibility, technical excellence and innovation constitute their core values. HGH has established itself as an international reference for infrared technology innovation through the development of multiple advanced thermal sensors, among which its award-winning real-time 360 degree thermal camera, the Spynel-C - 2008 Product of the Year from Photonics Tech Briefs, 2010 Innovation Prize from the EuroNaval Committee, 2011 Kummerman Award from the French Academy of Marine, 2012 GovSec Platinum Award, and 2012 Govies Homeland Security Award.