Petrobras created a corporate program designed to guide and implement Digital Integrated Field Management among its production assets, named GeDIg. Fazenda Alegre field (FAL) was chosen as the Espírito Santo Business Unit pilot. The FAL field is an onshore brownfield which produces naphthenic heavy oil from 59 wells with cycled steam injection as improved oil recovery (IOR) method. Management and technical teams from FAL are geographically dispersed among three different locations: its logistics base in São Mateus city, its business unit headquarters in Vitoria city and FAL facilities located 210 km North of Vitoria and 40 km South of São Mateus.
GeDIg-FAL pilot scope comprises the deployment of an integrated portal giving users access to several new technical solutions and collaboration capabilities. Business process revisions and change management initiatives to accelerate new work process implementation were all considered. Moreover, the FAL pilot includes the design, construction and commissioning of three collaborative environments for real time production monitoring and process analysis.
This paper's objective is to describe the GeDIg-FAL Pilot Case Study, highlighting the innovations brought up and the means used to deliver intelligent energy capabilities into FAL operation, while sharing results and lessons learned from each project phase, starting with assessment all the way through operation, including a business case study development.