Invensys Operations Management (Australia) is provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and infrastructure operations industries.
They recently announced the release of Well Field Application, a software suite that monitors, manages and enhances the performance of oil and gas well fields in real time.
Built on the company’s Wonderware System Platform and InTouch human machine interface solutions,
This new software is built on Invensys’ Wonderware System Platform and InTouch human machine interface solutions and provides reports, data storage, call outs, alarms, and process data management on all well field assets.
The software’s management capabilities are driven by a real-time overview of the entire field, supported by functions that examine the operations of each well to obtain detailed production information. This information can be used to create reports, alarms and graphics that call attention to assets that underperform. To help eliminate delays and reduce maintenance costs, these reports and alarms can be sorted by asset, route, operator or foreman and accessed via the Web, viewed on hand-held devices and sent via email or text message. In addition, any process variable, such as flow rate, pressure and volume, can be compared and measured to help recognise assets that have low performance.
John M Gilmore, Jr., director, upstream oil & gas, Invensys Operations Management explained, “The Invensys Well Field Application provides operators and enterprise managers with a single point from where they can see and measure the operation of their well field, helping them to achieve productivity excellence. By combining our extensive experience in oil and gas operations with our proven supervisory control and data acquisition products, Invensys is able to offer a unique integrated, comprehensive real-time solution. This product enables our oil and gas customers to work smarter by pulling together, into one operations management package, real-time information from existing networks, both hardware and software, to improve the overall productivity of their operations.”
The software application is data driven and further extends Invensys Operations Management’s open Wonderware System Platform, meaning users can configure assets, wells, operator responsibilities and similar data themselves, saving engineering and programming costs. Operators can quickly add hundreds of wells at a time to the configuration, and the software solution includes proven templates to integrate many real-time automation and information systems, as well as any control and data-acquisition hardware. For maturing well fields that are operating with multiple generations of automation equipment this is particularly valuable.
The Invensys Well Field Application also features tools for improving human resources functions. Best practices and training methods can be identified and developed using summaries and comparisons that can be organised by area, team, lift type or custom group.
Training of new operators is also made easier because of how the software system logically organises and presents information.