A central surveillance center, designed to conduct routine surveillance on reservoirs, wells, facilities, and subsea systems, has been developed. Surveillance engineers, control-room operators, and information technology analysts staff the center. Centralizing routine surveillance enables cross-asset sharing of top surveillance techniques, develops staff's surveillance competence, and allows asset-focused engineers to ensure project delivery.
The center's software toolkit enables event identification, surveillance execution, and systematic history documentation. An advanced alarm tool and a web-based workflow tool enable the routine surveillance conducted by the center's staff. The alarm tool allows staff to focus on events by exception, and the workflow tool ensures a consistent set of surveillance measures are conducted for each event. All events and analysis are stored in a searchable online database to facilitate analysis of future events.