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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Emerson's Zedi Control Center is (almost) magic

Posted by Maria Gonzaga on Jun 12, 2019 12:03:00 PM

There is a bit of magic in every childhood story we read. Whether it be the Chronicles of Narnia with its enchanted kingdom or Aladdin’s genie in the lamp, we learn very early that supernatural powers often come in pretty handy.

Maybe you could use some telepathic powers to know what is happening in a remote production location. You’ve probably wished to have psychic abilities to know when a wellsite will stop producing before it happens, or if your team is safe working on site.

Most certainly you’d enjoy the gift of telekinesis to restart an artificial lift.

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Unconventional wells exceed expectations with unconventional lift

Posted by Amber Voithofer, P. E. on Nov 20, 2018 2:46:00 PM

Things used to be so much simpler. Every home had one phone line. Every store took cash or checks. And, almost every well had a rod pump over its whole life span.

Complexity though, can be really great for your bottom line.

With cell phones, we can call for help from just about anywhere. Debit cards are way faster than check writing. And using a series of unconventional lifting methods on unconventional wells is unlocking oil and gas—and profitability that we could only dream of as recently as 10 years ago.

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Accurately alarming a pipeline leak

Posted by Tomer Berkovich on Oct 19, 2018 4:04:14 PM

For years now we’ve been able to monitor tank levels, compressors, pump operations and flow meters. Most of that is pretty cut-and-dried. The tank is at whatever level it’s at; the pump is either running or it’s not. An alarm tells us what we need to know the minute we need to know it.

But detecting a pipeline leak involves combining a number of data points and deciding which ones, or which combination of points, means there really is a leak. I’m stressing “really” because the industry first believed any anomaly needed to be alarmed because at that point an anomaly equaled leak, and we defiantly know the faster that leak could be stopped, and repaired; the more profits from your production ended up staying in your pocket.

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The Value of Alarm Notifications for Remote Detection of Common Rod Pumping Issues

Posted by Igor Shulyatikov on Sep 28, 2016 11:02:14 AM

The powerful combination of Zedi SilverJack Artificial Lift System and Zedi Access web-based data collection/management/control system gives you full control of the rod pumping system and allows you to detect most rod pumping issues almost immediately. You can significantly reduce shut in times, decrease production losses and save money and time by utilizing Zedi SilverJack’s alarms notifications.

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Remote Detection and Resolution of Common Rod Pumping Issues

Posted by Igor Shulyatikov on Jun 10, 2015 12:16:00 PM

This blog post is by Zedi's Production & Completions Technologist, Igor Shulyatikov.

In World Oil's article, "What's New in Artificial Lift?", I outlined key features and benefits of the Zedi SilverJack system. The Zedi SilverJack artificial lift system is a unique combination of a surface hydraulic lift solution with a powerful integrated controller combined with a web-based data collection/management/control system (Zedi Access) that provides the capability to remotely detect and resolve many common problems encountered with conventional downhole rod pumping equipment.

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