Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) is undergoing a significant modernization of its gas-lift system in the Champion field in Brunei. With smart gas-lift flow control valves, BSP is continuously controlling the gas for gas lifted wells on remote, unmanned production facilities. Shell Global Solutions is assisting this process by the implementation of the FieldWare* Real-time Optimization (RTO) system. This system, which uses data driven models to optimize production, has already proven its value in this field during a prior pilot installation. The successful implementation of BSP Champion field gas-lift optimization is an example of the significant value that Smart Fields* implementation brings to a brown field. As a result Gas-lift efficiency has been sustainably increased by 40% in one of the implemented platforms. This paper discusses the RTO project execution, technology involved, the implementation process, its results and finally the business benefits achieved.

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