The optimisation of an oil/water production system can maximise oil recovery whilst minimising losses, expenditure and environmental impact, but typically to achieve any level of optimisation requires time and dedicated experienced manpower. In a system where there maybe the potential to optimise the process there is often reluctance by the company or operators due to the lack of time and resources. In some locations namely remote or unmanned installations the logistics almost prohibit changes unless the process is failing. This paper presents actual field data from an operator who wanted to identify if rapid optimisation could be achieved with minimal manpower and using existing visual process analysis technology. The ultimate goal was to prove that a system could be introduced to enable the optimisation of remote or unmanned platforms

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