RigNet Awarded Multi-Year Contract for Remote Managed Offshore Communications Services

HOUSTON, July 01, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET), a leading global provider of remote managed offshore communications solutions, telecoms systems integration services and collaborative applications to the oil and gas industry, today announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract to deliver high quality remote offshore communications services to a major operator of offshore drilling and production assets in Southeast Asia.

“Remote connectivity is not a commodity service in the markets we serve. The combination of higher-specification assets working in increasingly remote locations, while utilizing smarter tools and networked teams, makes secure and reliable access a critical aspect of today’s energy industry,” said Mark Slaughter, RigNet’s CEO and President. “To meet these needs, RigNet delivers a communications architecture designed from the outset to include real-time traffic management and around-the-clock support to enable operations to flourish in the most challenging conditions.”

RigNet will provide comprehensive managed remote communications solutions on the customer’s mobile offshore production unit (“MOPU”), including telephony, network support and onboard crew WiFi service. A fiber optic backhaul will connect the client’s headquarters to RigNet’s Singapore teleport. Network monitoring and support will be managed 24/7 from RigNet’s Global Network Operations Center, with in-country support services provided on their offshore site as required.

“RigNet is proud to provide remote communications and networking services for this important customer’s MOPU,” said Hector Maytorena, RigNet’s Group Vice President, Managed Services. “Our combination of technical expertise and deep energy sector experience enables RigNet to provide reliable and innovative solutions worldwide.”

Through VSAT technology, RigNet is able to offer a fully managed, end-to-end connectivity solution built upon a strong track record and depth of in-country expertise. The demands on reliable offshore and onshore communication systems require dependable and efficient support around the clock. RigNet’s Global Network Operation Center provides 24/7 network monitoring, capable of dispatching local field technicians when required. RigNet delivers fully managed, end-to-end IP network solutions to ensure each asset derives the greatest value from its communications services.

About RigNet

RigNet (NASDAQ:RNET) is a leading global provider of digital technology solutions to the oil and gas industry, serving offshore and onshore drilling rigs, energy production facilities and energy maritime vessels. RigNet provides solutions ranging from fully-managed voice and data networks to more advanced applications that include video conferencing and real-time data services to over 1,200 remote sites in 50 countries on six continents, effectively spanning the drilling and production industry. RigNet is based in Houston, Texas. For more information, please visit www.rig.net. RigNet is a registered trademark of RigNet, Inc.

Media Contact: Cameron Wallace Director - Communications, RigNet, Inc. Tel: +1 (281) 674-0111 media@rig.net