With ever increasing amounts of data available to surveillance engineers Shell Exploration and Production in the Western hemisphere has used Lean concepts to eliminate waste in a surveillance engineers day, allowing them to concentrate on the highest value tasks and removing unnecessary analysis. This paper illustrates the design and use of the Exception Based Surveillance tool as well as the integration of the tool in a collaborative work environment. This overall process improvement to reservoir and facility surveillance has had a significant financial impact and has lead to efficiencies in procedures, engineering performance and production for the offshore and onshore assets in the Americas.

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