In today’s cost-sensitive environment, it is more important than ever to improve your field’s efficiency and look at the overall economics. By using SPOC drives, a project originally budgeted at $25 million comes in around $8 million. Is saving $17 million on a project possible by using SPOC drives? Watch the video and see how the results speak for themselves.
SPOC Saves Producer $17 Million on Oilfield Project
Strategic Integration in Oilfield Operations
It is a rare opportunity in the oilfield to be able to spec everything for a well site from scratch. Instead, there are almost always constraints on power, equipment availability, pre-approved vendors and of course cost.
Reducing the Severity and Frequency of Beam Pump Maintenance
Beam pumps take a lot of abuse. There are tremendous forces exerted on the pump, rod and tubing with every stroke. These forces are dramatically magnified by fluid and gas pound. During restart after pump off, in-rush current wreaks havoc and the force required to get everything moving again can stretch, wear and tear surface and downhole equipment. It is no wonder that beam pumps require multi-day workovers and unscheduled maintenance.
Pump Cards in Perspective
Back in the day pump cards literally were drawn on cards for pumpers to review. These days if you are still using pump cards, you are likely working with a POC.
Optimizing Your POC
Chances are that if you oversee beam pumps you have pump off controllers (POCs) deployed as well. These POCs have been particularly popular because of their ability to display pump cards on-screen in real-time. Pump cards serve a valuable purpose in helping pumpers control well startup and pump off, protecting against excessive wear and tear from fluid pound, gas pound and other adverse downhole conditions.
OILFIELD TREND SERIES: Coming Together at the Well
In the previous article we looked at the changing workforce and the impact of Gen Z.
50% of producers will double down on oilfield operations automation according to a recent prediction by International Data Corporation (IDC), a global IT research and consulting firm. IDC further predicts a doubling of productivity as a result.
OILFIELD TREND SERIES: Welcoming Gen Z to the Oilfield
In the previous article we considermega trends in oilfield automation including the great shift change, energy savings and integration.
One of the key trends in the oil patch is the generational change in the workforce. The great shift change will require substantial changes in the mode of operation and the manner of oilfield interactions.
OILFIELD TREND SERIES: Mega Trends in Oilfield Automation
In the previous article in this series, we discussed the price of oil and the fortunes of automation, describing what we see happening to projects and how customers achieve a quick ROI.
SPOC featured in Upstream Pumping (April 20, 2016)
OILFIELD TREND SERIES: The Price of Oil and the Fortunes of Automation
Welcome to the first in a series of articles about automation trends. We encourage your feedback and perspective on the future of automation.
Just about everyone in the industry has been effected by the falling price of oil. For automation, the biggest impact we have seen is the shift from large, high-dollar projects to focused low dollar, high impact projects.