The Digital Oilfield: What Is Production Unified Monitoring

OspreyData’s Production Unified Monitoring gives you a single place to manage all wells by ingesting data from any source and offering powerful dashboards and well and event views. This solution provides tools to mark events and suboptimal conditions along with lift-specific visualizations, production reports and alerting & tasking tools that help you achieve more with your SCADA and well data.

Today, producers have a number of data silos. Each silo collects different data based on lift type, (e.g ESP vs Rod Pump) or device type (e.g oil tank vs test separator). The dots between the data are never connected. Producers leave operators and engineers to go searching for data and hope they figure things out quickly.

Legacy tools limit visibility and collaboration to brute force approaches, requiring extraordinary operator expertise. Integration with and between these systems is difficult, if not impossible. Many of these systems are inefficient at publishing data for analytics, complex event reviews or other analyses.

Production Unified Monitoring is the only tool your operators will need to improve their field management.

A starting point for Production Unified Monitoring is to create a single and centralized backbone for operational data. It is the one place where the data gets connected. It’s where the system does the heavy lifting, organizes the data and presents it in a single consistent view. It allows operators and production engineers to analyze and efficiently utilize thousands of data points in near real-time.

Production Unified Monitoring doesn’t assume that there is a single way to look at data that might be implied by a single pane of glass, but that rather you can layer different views or panes on to the centralized data backbone, potentially by role or purpose. The key is that it is a single and consolidated data source.

THE GOALS OF UNIFIED MONITORING

When OspreyData started developing a Unified Monitoring solution, there were a set of key objectives or goals the solution required:

  • Be a Single Source: The solution had to create a unified location of operational data for wells, regardless of the equipment supplier or lift type. This store of operational data provides that core data backbone for the production operations teams. All telemetry and well details can be stored and found here. Enabling centralized well surveillance is critical for operators going forward to tackle more complex issues and challenges.
  • Be Scalable: All wells, all locations, all types, all time. It’s important to provide this in the most frictionless way as possible, ideally with limited or preferably zero internal impacts or administration.
  • Foster Collaboration: The monitoring should be accessible to multiple teams and roles. Much of the data is temporal or time based, this requires specific support and functionality for storage, processing and analytics. Enabling cross-team communication for operators requires a different tool set based on the time series data and complex event data required to drive production operations.
Production Unified Monitoring is truly designed to bridge that gap between digital implementation, its transformational challenges and achieving full results. It targets the acceleration of knowledge collection and dissemination and shortens the information sharing gaps between teams and different groups.

Producers can break down silos of information and bring teams together with a single unified data backbone. Vastly improving workforce efficiency for operators, engineers and production management demands operational improvements in solutions used. As the diagram below shows, the starting point is to collapse the number of solutions used across teams in Oil & Gas production.

We invite you to request our related white paper on these topics. Request “Unified Monitoring and the Digital Oilfield”, written by our C.T.O. Ron Frohock today!

If these topics are of interest to you and your organization, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for more info!

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