Build your energy production workforce

Posted by Amy Thibault on Apr 19, 2022 10:45:00 AM

 

 

The Great Resignation is far too real for most production companies to keep up with—in the past couple of years many workers are leaving old jobs to find opportunities that are better aligned to their professional and personal values and goals that usually also come with bigger paychecks, more benefits and even larger promises of bright days ahead.

Some people have left the oil and gas production industry all together to take a new path that isn't as volatile or have joined organizations that don't trigger extended family meltdowns at holiday dinners because select narratives don't support oil and gas production.

These are the same types of pressures on people as they start their career that usually pushes them away from the energy sector all together into something 'safer' or what they have been told is more socially acceptable also add to the workforce shortage.

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New era of autonomous rod pump is here

Posted by Amy Thibault on Apr 12, 2022 11:00:00 AM

 

More aspects of oil and gas operations are joining the autonomous operations revolution. Now the iconic rod pump is enabling significant improvements with its operations regarding efficiency, safety and production.

The sun is actually rising on a new rod pump era with Emerson's Zedi Autonomous Rod Pump Management that is now changing the way producers and operations work each day for the better.

What was once endless trips to the well site with only two typical outcomes, both of which are a problem: It’s working fine, so no trip was needed; or it’s been down for two days and someone should’ve been out there to make repairs and restore production—or clean up a spill—hours, or days ago.

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Quickly filling the skilled people gap

Posted by Amy Thibault on Mar 29, 2022 11:38:00 AM

 

 

The world moves pretty fast these days with all the constant change from every direction. To stay ahead of all the crazy it's important to consider all your options and then move quickly to implement your strategy into action.

It wasn't all that long ago many companies were faced with difficult decisions, and few of those difficult decisions are harder than layoffs. It's never an easy decision. But in a downturn, it’s a necessary evil to save the company as a whole—with great hope you can welcome those same talented people back when the inevitable upturn happens.

The hard truth is that before that upturn actually happens many of those talented people will have retired, switched career paths, started their own business or even traded their safety glasses in for sunglasses in a tropical paradise.

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Identify rod pump anomalies using AI

Posted by Community Contributor on Mar 22, 2022 10:45:00 AM

 

 

Companies can now measure almost every single aspect of business activity due to various analytic tools and management software. Often, they have advanced datasets to explore their performance because there are so many metrics to measure.

While navigating various datasets, anything outside the norm would be considered an anomaly. Different anomalies can have an enormous impact on business decisions, operational results, and management’s ability to respond rapidly and accurately.

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Start to finish project management

Posted by Community User on Mar 8, 2022 11:28:00 AM

 

 

 

 

Maintaining a cloud-based project requires an in-depth understanding of what you are trying to do and how best to execute it, but when this level of detail is unavailable, breaking down the cloud-based project into phases can help you focus on tasks.

 

The most crucial phase in any cloud-based project is at the start, where you decide what your operations' goals are and outline what needs to be done to achieve these goals. This will provide more clarity that applies to other phases throughout the cloud implementation process.

 

We offer cloud-based software solutions to new and existing industrial customers. Emerson's Zedi Cloud platform allows you to monitor, control, and optimize your assets remotely from anywhere via our web interface Zedi Access, and Zedi Go mobile app for your smart devices.

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Why centralizing data in the cloud matters

Posted by Community User on Mar 1, 2022 11:15:00 AM

 

 

 

 

If your company isn't centralizing its data you may be missing out on increasing productivity in your business.

 

Centralizing data means putting all your operational data into one single place. By consolidating data, your authorized company employees will have quick and easy access from anywhere. All that will be required is a secure internet connection.

 

Our cloud platform and Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings help your operations compile data from any digital monitoring hardware via gateways that support various protocols into a single centralized cloud location. From a single source, we can deliver real-time data to your computer or mobile device that allows authorized end-users to actively see the information you decide is relevant to each person or role within your organization.

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Master configuring your asset alarms with Zedi Access

Posted by Donna Viglietti on Feb 15, 2022 11:30:00 AM

 

 

Alarms can be used to monitor data for anything out of the ordinary, like catching smalls deviations and alerting an operator to a possible situation before it escalates. Setting up alarms on your assets enables you to prevent physical and economic loss through faster operator intervention and response times.

How many alarms can an operator effectively handle per day? ISA 18.2 states that, ideally, one alarm per 10 minutes can be taken care of without sacrifice to the operator’s other duties. Two alarms per 10 minutes are identified as manageable.

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Cloud-based gas distribution management builds customer trust

Posted by Community Contributor on Feb 8, 2022 11:37:00 AM

 

 

For gas regulators, the need to replace IT systems can be for various reasons. Their system no longer serves their business operations, wants to launch new initiatives, or unexpected events make them re-evaluate the need for a reliable backup system.

According to local power companies, more than 4.4 million customers were without power in the winter of 2021 deep freeze in Houston, Texas. Cold weather shut natural gas production and pipelines, which refineries use in power generation. Widespread power outages and instability of external power supply forced shutdowns across the state.

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Applying advanced analytics

Posted by Amy Thibault on Feb 1, 2022 11:23:00 AM

 

 

You may assume a cloud-based SCADA platform is just another operational system like all the others. After you utilize data visualization tools and cloud applications embedded in Emerson's Zedi Cloud Platform you realize you can turn your data into knowledge for faster and better business decisions.

 

That is what advanced analytics is all about! It's getting that next level of analytics from your remotely located assets and using that data to help you quickly turn knowledge into wisdom; or actual decision making data, and in some cases, actually driving the decisions to be made autonomously based on the historical data and what the machine can learn from how things were previously corrected so many times before; so you, and your people can focus your day on your core business.

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Autonomous Rod Pump Management can help your company's ESG rating

Posted by Amy Thibault on Jan 27, 2022 3:30:15 PM

 

 

Efficiency and profitability are the top reasons for so many operators to take advantage of Emerson’s Zedi Autonomous Rod Pump Management. Using autonomous operations to solve pump issues, boost oil and gas production and reduce operational and work-over costs give you tens of thousands of reasons ($$$$) to join the rush. It’s a key part of any well planned digital transformation strategy.

But just as important on the investor side can be its safety benefits—and those gains take a little more digging to find, but once you see them and the positive impact it makes on ESG factors you'll wish you had them years ago.

 

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