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Fit-for-purpose Digitization of Production Operations for a marginal offshore oil field (includes SPE AGM 2023)
April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm AESTAUD15 – AUD77
Presented by Mr Jorge Pinedo, Production Advisor at Three60 Energy
Jorge Pinedo holds a Master of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering and a Bachelor of Engineering in Offshore (Mechanical) Engineering from the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.
Petroleum, Production, Reservoir, Operations engineer and manager with 30+ years, technical and non-technical experience, operator and service company, offshore and onshore experience in several petroleum engineering aspects including: oil, gas and Coal Bed Methane, exploration, appraisal, production surveillance and optimization, reservoir management, integrated production modelling, integrated project management and QHSE management systems implementation. Production Operations management experience covers reservoir to sales, exploration to production, Operation Readiness to Start-up, supervising both office and field personnel. Locations worked include UK North Sea, The Netherlands, Pakistan, Egypt, Kuwait, Indonesia, Australia, Oman, Italy, Qatar, UAE, China, Algeria and Peru.
A marginal offshore field requires the following key success factors to enable its rapid appraisal and development: Engage the Regulators early and continuously, Empower the local management team to make all decisions, Screen efficiently the opportunities in the field, Use of fit-for-purpose equipment cost-effectively, and maximizes profits and minimizes risks by lowering all CAPEX expenditures and commitments.
Once a marginal field has started its operations, however, operational risks need to be mitigated, including the minimization of operating costs which require minimal and efficient offshore and onshore support personnel. Operational risk (and costs) can rapidly escalate from being unable to monitor from wells to offshore oil sales proactively for faster business decisions, untimely identification of deviations from targets, not allowing prompt analysis and diagnosis of production operations issues, inability to manage production, operational, HSE and cost data in a single application, inefficient monitoring of daily costs, including fuel and equipment rental costs and lengthy daily and monthly reports generation time, at field and well level.
This presentation shows how an online integrated management system available 24/7 worldwide was quickly (and inexpensively) implemented for a small offshore marginal field in the middle east, and how this implementation contributed directly to ensure operational efficiency and productivity.
By having all the critical data in one single application costs were monitored, challenged and minimized; the integrity of the artificial lift systems was maintained and ensured; the integrity of the surface facilities and storage facilities was also assured, and improvements in production to achieve sale commitments were also achieved. The implementation of the system was done in weeks. The approach focused on the definition of the operational workflows that affected profit, the identification of the digital solution for key workflows, and the upskilling of key workflows personnel. The resulting digitization ensures best practice production operations, complete surveillance from well production to monthly offshore oil sales, optimization of artificial lift performance, compliance with daily and monthly regulatory production and HSE reports, daily cost data and key performance indicators, as well as access to vital P&ID, PFD and procedures documentation. Finally, and to ensure key stakeholders are informed and can participate in key business decisions, the solution provides safe worldwide access with multi-level user views.