This paper features a one-case study analysis focusing on Weatherford, an oil and gas exploration firm operating in 75 countries and the firm’s use of radio frequency identification (RFID) for its TRIP1 system used to direct the work of function tools downhole in a well reservoir. Two theoretical frameworks, the Socio-Technical Systems Theory and the Affordances Theory are used to interpret Weatherford’s RFID deployment in this one specific application. This study uses the qualitative case study method and content analysis in evaluating the primary data. The importance of RFID specifically for applications in the oil and gas exploration industry ties in directly with the current urgent concern of society for environmental sustainability.