The DUG Eagle Ford Technology Showcase gives leading companies the opportunity to bring the latest solutions in oil and gas to the exhibit floor. This year, SPOC Automation’s Texas Regional Sales Manager, Bryan Lile, displayed how to save energy using a variable frequency drive on a beam pump.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.