Field data done right

Posted by Tosh Taylor on Mar 11, 2020 12:45:00 PM

When we’re placing an order for a great breakfast, we want the server to be an expert on what’s on the menu—especially if we have special dietary needs. And we want them to listen—to be all ears.Oil and gas production field data

That “all ears” attitude is me when I meet with a new client for the first time. I want to know all about their field automation needs and how we can chauffeur them to their destination. Like, be their tour guide.

I’m not pushing a widget or a program. My purpose is to learn about their business and how they are operating today.

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Listening to oil and gas data

Posted by Nate Lane on Mar 4, 2020 12:15:00 PM

Now that you’ve automated your production, you're getting your well information

 in real time, not waiting for the pumper to bring in tickets at the end of the day—or the week—and able to react to changes in real time.

Welcome to the new, efficient, you.

As great as that is, there’s more that we can do for you. If you’ve fully automated everything, your system is collecting thousands of data points every hour. Every day.

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Easily grow production software

Posted by Haykel Ben-Nasr on Feb 19, 2020 12:15:00 PM

Keeping your oil and gas production automation systems current is a delicate balance. You have to keep up with ever-changing hardware, interfaces with other software and with improvements on the one hand. On the other hand, you don’t want to spend hours with updates that save up all the changes for one giant yearly revision—that may come with unintended and untested crashes.

That’s the benefit of evergreen cloud software like Emerson's Zedi Access. It grows in tiny increments just like an evergreen plant. From one day or month to the next, you don’t notice its growth—a new leaf here, a bit thicker trunk there—but it keeps growing and adapting to changes in seasons without skipping a beat.

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How data insights help you win big

Posted by Amy Thibault on Dec 26, 2019 5:30:00 AM

In 2011, IBM’s Watson took on two of Jeopardy’s top winners in a contest of knowledge and speed. After three exciting days, Watson had more than tripled the winnings of either human. Let's apply that to oil and gas production data insights enabling you to triple your 'winnings' - by gaining more production, more profits and more sustainability.

In the digital oilfield that lives on data and is powered by computers light years past Watson, end users are starting to get answers to questions they never dreamed of asking before.

Instead of competing with computers, many oil and gas producers are teaming with AI (artificial intelligence) so that everyone wins. And keeps winning.

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The best 2019 software updates

Posted by Doug Watt on Dec 19, 2019 4:21:17 PM

Our software team is always busy updating our evergreen oil and gas production software applications to increase your production, profits and sustainability.

We hope you agree with our top picks!

 

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How to digitally transform to autonomous oil and gas production

Posted by Amy Thibault on Nov 6, 2019 6:15:00 AM

Oil and gas producers have been realizing the benefits of technology with SCADA, IIoT and sensors in the field for a long time now, and while these pieces have certainly been worth their weight in black gold to the bottom line (and safety) there is a new evolution coming soon to the oil field near you.

The goal line for oil and gas producers around the world is to take the digital transformation journey to ultimately gain all the many benefits of an autonomous oil and gas operation.

But should you take that journey?

This is not a journey for everyone. There is much to consider before you decide.

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Pioneered oil and gas production cloud SCADA

Posted by Amy Thibault on Oct 30, 2019 11:55:00 AM

Back in Davy Crockett pioneer days, in order to simply wash your hands you had to haul your own water with a bucket. From the well or the stream. In the rain or snow while fighting off wild bears, boars and other frightening critters.

Today when we need to rinse some peanut butter off our fingers, we don’t pause to think about Davy Crockett, do we? We take that water flow for granted—that it’s ‘always on.’

In the pioneer days of oil and gas production data—many are alive today that remember that challenging time, about 10 years ago—when we wanted data we had to take our ‘bucket’—a note pad or even a laptop—to the ‘stream’ of data, which was the well site. A lot farther than the water well was for Davy. We risked our lives, and burned through time and money just getting to that well of data.

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Be the Captain of your boat

Posted by Amy Thibault on Sep 26, 2019 4:14:35 PM

Do you remember that old joke "Pete and Repeat went on a boat ride. Pete fell off, so who was left?" The answer was of course is "Repeat" and therefore the kid telling the joke would once again repeat the first line, and on and on... I'm often haunted by that horrible joke almost as if the joke is truly on me when I tackle mind-numbing tasks like laundry; wash, dry, fold, put away and then do it again, and again, and again...

I think about Pete and Repeat on that boat. I can't help but wonder where was the Captain of that boat? Why didn't the Captain step in and direct them both to hunker down, and grab a hold to stop falling off?

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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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Great care goes into our Automation as a Service

Posted by Ella Taillon on Jun 19, 2019 12:58:00 PM

Customer Care is a big part of what makes our customers more productive, more profitable and more sustainable. They’re the team that makes sure any problems or questions you may have get taken care of quickly and accurately, so you can focus on your core business.

We make automation easy and take care of everything Automation related so you don’t have to even think about it.

 

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