How to speed the way to autonomous production

Posted by Chris Quigley on Aug 28, 2019 12:08:00 PM

The benefits of making oil and gas production autonomous are many. Production increases based on the ability to detect and remedy problems in seconds rather than hours is topmost, followed by safety, efficiencies when physical repairs are needed and more precision in PM schedules are among the others.

We’re not there yet—some would point out that the Oil Patch, due to its boom-and-bust nature, lags behind other industries in this area—but we’ve made big strides since the 2015-16 bust. Necessity being the mother of invention.

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Zedi Automation as a Service, because juggling is for the circus

Posted by Doug Watt on May 8, 2019 1:16:46 PM

Maybe you’ve declared your intention to automate your production. That’s great. It’s a growing trend and it will really boost efficiency. But the jury is still out on whether to do it in-house or to let us do it for you.

I have a question that may clarify that decision for you:

What are you good at?

You’re good at evaluating leases, considering how to economically produce a field and to get that oil and gas to market. If you were to jump into field automation in-house, what would that look like in terms of hiring, training and implementing?

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Estimating gas volumes can be a game of whack-a-mole

Posted by Community User on Jun 27, 2012 12:09:00 AM

This game might be familiar for production accountants forced to estimate gas volumes.

Theoretically, any well that produces a certain amount of conventional oil should also have some lighter hydrocarbons produced simultaneously. In Alberta, the ERCB has decided that when that "certain amount" is 15 m³ of conventional oil per well, the oil and gas industry is required to report gas production.Mole

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