With the advancement of technology, fields are increasingly monitored in real time, remotely from the office. This applies to wells and facilities alike. Shell has applied a range of capabilities across the assets worldwide. The capabilities include:

  • Real time monitoring and optimisation of wells

  • Virtual metering

  • ESP surveillance - real time monitoring and remote control

  • Advanced Rotating Equipment monitoring

  • Integrated Production System Modelling

  • Collaborative Work Environments for integrated decision making

The paper describes how these techniques are used in Shell's operations. They enable asset staff to deal with a wider range of issues faster and more efficiently while bringing global expertise as required in near real time. This involves integration across a range of disciplines, for fast and effective decision making.

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