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Fielding gives performance indicators to oil and gas companies

Steve Rogerson
February 4, 2015
 
Oil and gas companies will be able to see meaningful key performance indicators, updated in minutes not days, thanks to a feature added to Florida-based Fielding Systems’ ScadaVisor remote scada monitoring and field automation software. It was unveiled at last week’s Well Site Automation Congress in Houston, Texas.
 
Users will be able to take scada data and compile them so that management can track gas production against targets and know anywhere within the company, field or pad level how well the company is doing against target values. Additionally, rolled up values can be applied to any group of devices, and as such support initiatives including nomination tracking and performance and forecast tracking.
 
The dashboard summary tiles can be pushed out to the tablets used for field data capture by pumpers so the key metrics can be rolled up on tablets. This feature allows well forecasts to be sent to the pumper level so they can determine how they are doing at the well pad level against target.
 
"The key value presented by this new capability is the ability to have an ongoing snapshot of key operational and performance data and then have the unique ability to drill down on any of the tiles to identify the key issues and/or relative information for any standard or custom groups of devices and locations,” said Dave McCarty, senior VP of sales for Fielding Systems.
 
Management can identify in one screen all open alarms for all wells (or any select group of wells), all active flares, all zero flow wells, all wells experiencing downtime and compressor statuses. These are colour coded to make identifying issues easier. It also eliminates the need to look into multiple applications, dashboards, reports and so on to determine if something needs addressing.