HOUSTON, Nov. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RNET), a leading global provider of managed remote communications solutions to the oil and gas industry, will address future needs of the oil and gas industry as it speaks at the closing conference panel of OilComm 2012. The Company is also supporting OilComm 2012 through a premier sponsorship and will exhibit at the event that takes place on November 6-8, 2012 at the Houston Marriott Westchase.
RigNet's Vice President of Global Engineering and Operations, Morten Hagland Hansen, will speak at the closing panel, which will focus on "Rig of the Future: Designing for the Next Generation" on Thursday, November 8 at 2:00p.m.
"While technology development moves quickly in the oilfield communications sector, innovation in the oil and gas industry also advances rapidly," said Hansen. "OilComm provides a platform to discuss the evolving requirements for satellite and network services in the future. It is a great opportunity to showcase the solutions RigNet provides customers in the field from drilling through production, both offshore and onshore, all around the globe."
RigNet is also sponsoring the Keynote Luncheon with Stephen Coty, Director of Threat Research at Alert Logic, Inc., entitled "Defending Against Your Worst Nightmare: Protecting Your Networks from External Threats". The session, which takes place on Wednesday, November 7 at 12:00p.m, will share best practices in securing critical data networks.
RigNet is also exhibiting at OilComm 2012, both indoors at stand number 503 and outdoors at exhibit OE15.
About OilComm 2012
The OilComm Conference and Exposition is the premier event providing communications solutions for both the offshore and remote inland oil and gas communities. Attracting more than 1,200 delegates and 80 exhibiting companies, OilComm 2012 will feature a full conference program led by oil and gas communications experts and innovators that will examine today's communications challenges and unveil the next generation of solutions to meet those challenges. For more information: http://www.OilComm.com/
About RigNet, Inc.
RigNet (Nasdaq:RNET) is a leading global provider of managed remote communications, systems integration and collaborative applications dedicated to the oil and gas industry, focusing on offshore and onshore drilling rigs, energy production facilities and energy maritime. 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 remote sites in over 30 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.
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CONTACT: Morten Hagland Hansen RigNet +1 (281) 674-0111 media@Rig.Net