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Rockwell Automation to provide wireless solutions for oil industry

Industrial automation multinational Rockwell Automation Tuesday announced it will provide wireless solutions in the oil and gas industry globally.

"Rockwell, a pioneer in digital oilfield implementation and remote operations worldwide, will deliver innovative monitoring and control solutions for wellhead and upstream applications that combine cutting-edge wireless instrumentation and communication with visualization software to help customers make more informed decisions and improve production," the company, which is participating in the Petrotech 2014 international oil and gas conference here, said in a statement.

World energy consumption is projected to increase by 49 percent from 2007 to 2035, Rockwell said

"That kind of unprecedented demand means you need to maximize uptime, increase recovery from new and existing fields, and consistently drive innovation from new production technologies," the statement added.

One of the largest companies in the world and a Fortune 500 company, Rockwell Automation is a global provider of industrial automation, power, control and information solutions.