Abstract

Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) has made significant progress in its vision to develop Digital Oilfields in their new fields as part of the company’s new field development strategy alongside the implementation of new technologies and upgrades in mature Brownfields, as documented in SPE 171713 (ADIPEC 2014) and SPE 137668 (ADIPEC 2010).

The building of a historian system infrastructure foundation was the first step toward the automation of dataflow from various field assets to the company’s headquarters. This was essential to ensure verified, clean and accurate real time data are provided to users’ desktops.

The implementation of fit-for-purpose well-centric production workflows helped to realize the different needs of the production and reservoir teams, solving their day-to-day problems and optimizing field production. The workflows included String Status determination, Rate Estimation, Productivity Index Estimation and Well Model integration and Validation as well as Well Integrity Surveillance.

A gap though was recognized in delivering an easy to navigate, graphical, interactive, web based view of the combination of real time data, data from the company’s in-house developed production data management and accounting system, the corporate petro technical data archive and contextual data. A new visualization tool and modernised automated workflows were therefore developed and implemented on one of the company’s fields to address this challenge, the subject of this paper.

Current implementation includes a centralized, web-based integrated surveillance tool which is key to manage production performance and gain comprehensive insight into the operations through overall asset surveillance, quick analysis and reporting of key performance indicators including trends of actual production against plan, downtime analysis and well centric production workflows. A scalable, future proofed Field Surveillance Solution (FSS) was implemented. FSS has been built on top of a Production Operations Platform; which provides a single, integrated platform that connects operations for a broad range of disciplines. With cross-domain workflows and integration with other platforms and products, users can see their asset performance in a single environment, regardless of the asset type, size, or location.

FSS provided a state-of-the-art platform to visualize the data in an intuitive way simplifying the navigation from a high level overview of all company production to field level, followed by tower level and well level views in detail based on the historian live data and the company’s in-house developed production data management and accounting system.

This paper details the implementation of integrated field surveillance workflows to facilitate well and reservoir management for production optimization, reducing downtime, and faster decision making to improve overall operational efficiency.

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