Tullow Oil is an independent E&P company with a portfolio of operated and non-operated assets predominantly located across sub-Saharan Africa. The Production and Reservoir Engineering team in Cape Town monitors non-operated production and evaluates Joint Venture (JV) development opportunities for these assets. In 2010 the team initiated a data consolidation project, the objectives of which were to quality control the incoming production data, provide engineering and management teams with easier access to current reservoir and field performance parameters, and reduce engineers' time spent on raw data manipulation. A Production Data Center (PDC) solution would improve the accuracy of data and information in reservoir and production models, thereby improving decision making and asset management.

The PDC solution, successfully implemented in February 2011, automates production data gathering from the JV daily and monthly production reports, assists with data validation, provides a standard data terminology and structure across the portfolio, and links with the corporate finance and reserves systems.

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