ADMA-OPCO is currently pursuing the development of several undeveloped structures offshore Abu Dhabi. in addition to the two giant fields that have been on production for many years. At ADIPEC in 2010, ADMA outlined plans for real time well surveillance offshore. This paper describes the implementation of the first phase of these plans for three existing facilities, one of the new fields, and HQ. This paper presents some of the details of that implementation and the opportunities this creates for improved well management.

The paper covers:

  • Hardware architecture and design

  • Software philosophy and integration with existing capability at ADMA OPCO

  • Areas of business value incremental to prior practices

  • Workflows and visualization of key well and facility data

The challenges ADMA-OPCO faces offshore Abu Dhabi dealing with a high number of complex wells, are to ensure adequate drainage and optimum flux rates, to enhance overall recoveries, from reservoir intervals in both existing, and more complex new fields. Real time well and facility data, transformed with the addition of both modelling capability and workflows, can translate into automation of some key processes and the addition of value by guiding scarce engineer time into the areas requiring the most attention. With ADMA OPCO's activity growth, the well to engineer ratio is increasing. To enhance organizational efficiency, ADMA will be able to automate some previously manual tasks by implementation of automated workflows.

A phased approach to the introduction of real time data in an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary approach, preserving and augmenting the functionality of existing tools enables the implementation to follow the pace of introduction of additional control and surveillance capability into the Brownfield environment.

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