A large oil and gas producer, like other E&P companies, operated in several different U.S. onshore basins. And in each basin, they worked with a huge network of 3rd party service companies across a variety of oilfield activities ranging from lease operations, compression service, chemical management, and hauling. While this company has an internal Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system, they struggled to electronically capture work performed by their employees and 3rd party service companies in the field.
This oil and gas producer underwent a digital transformation and rolled out Fieldlink to all of its operating basins to capture all work performed in the oilfield. With the use of Fieldlink, this customer has
Delivered a single mobile front end to allow for integrated work orders to come down from the EAM system, allow for work to be completed and documented, and integrated back to the EAM.
Full visibility into work orders dispatched to the field in real-time, thereby knowing when work is completed, parts need to be ordered or work is still in process.
Reduced headcount in the field by 30% due to efficiencies gained.
E&P companies must increasingly deliver lower operating costs while maintaining desired production across tens of thousands of oilfield assets, many of which are unmonitored. In order to operate more efficiently, oil and gas producers increasingly look to predictive maintenance and analytics in order to optimize their operations. However, these algorithms require operating data from these often-unmonitored assets.
Meanwhile, limited data is being captured from field workers, whether they are your employees, contractors, or 3rd party service companies. Paper-based processes are still common today and lead to latency and data quality issues. Even when back-office systems do exist at the field or corporate office, oil and gas producers struggle to monitor and optimize all field production operations activities across several different functions. Often these functions each have their own systems of record (often behind the firewall), their own app or mobile interface (if they even have one), and their own logins!
As an E&P company, you are likely dealing with these challenges which lead to…
High unplanned callouts and increased asset downtime
Equipment failures and costly repairs
Struggle to provide flow assurance including avoiding expensive well workovers
Lack of transparency to work performed by 3rd party oilfield services, leading to invoicing questions and issues
Pressure to operate more efficiently and lower cost
But continuing to operate safely, protecting your employees, your contractors, and your community
All three of Detechtion’s flagship products help producers get the most out of their compressor fleet:
Enbase monitors your gas compressors, gathering critical data needed to feed predictive maintenance and optimization algorithms and alerting you to unplanned shutdowns. With this insight and knowledge, producers can save costs by pushing preventative maintenance schedules based on actual run hours. Additionally, you can reduce downtime and mean time to repair by dispatching the right person with the right skills and the right tools based on contractual “first call” responsibility with your service providers.
Enalysis identifies predictive maintenance opportunities so you can fix problems before they occur, reducing unplanned shutdowns and associated downtime, lost production, and expensive repair costs. Operators can save additional costs by using this insight to further extend PM schedules when needed. Enalysis also identifies production optimization opportunities to increase throughput or reduce fuel/power consumption – or sometimes both! And these opportunities are ranked for the producer with predictive maintenance opportunities based on our proprietary Cashflow at Risk KPI to ensure that the operator is sending field workers where they can make the biggest impact on the business.
Fieldlink gathers data that isn’t instrumented and collected by Enbase, to dispatch mechanics for unplanned shutdowns, and to close the loop on a predictive maintenance and optimization opportunities.
Effectively managing an oilfield production chemical program requires the operator to manage both their batch and continuous programs across multiple chemical providers. Your workforce, including your chemical providers, needs a streamlined and holistic solution that that covers both the batch and continuous treatments, as well as other associated chemical activities such as lab analysis.
By using Enbase to monitor continuous chemical injection and Fieldlink to digitize activities and workflows (for both truck treatments as well as continuous treatments) a producer can:
Reduce downtime avoiding lost production and prevent well workovers
Avoid expensive equipment damage
Ensure appropriate dosing which saves on chemical spend while assuring production flow
Improve transparency, accuracy (including invoicing integrity) and efficiency by consistently collecting data across multiple chemical suppliers
Detechtion’s Fieldlink delivers digital transformation of previously manual, fragmented business processes providing full transparency and auditability of work performed by both employees and 3rd party oilfield services. Fieldlink is a mobile platform providing oil and gas producers like you, a single app built for the oilfield that runs on any phone, tablet or laptop and works offline. This functionality allows workers to get their work done even on remote locations. And it covers a comprehensive set of upstream production operations activities including:
Job safety/hazard assessments and other safety
Maintenance, repair and operations including callouts, preventative maintenance, overhauls, and other work orders
Hauling and field ticketing for crude, water, mud, sand and other commodities
Chemical program management including batch and continuous treatments
Inspections including leak detection and repair (LDAR), FLIR imaging for fugitive emissions, and other environmental inspections
Time and expense management
We call this Mobile Oilfield Management.