With the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) technology and IR4.0, digital information is becoming more integrated into our daily operations. Such a modality of operation allows all disciplines in an organization to collaboratively manage and operate their assets to achieve the maximum value of their assets. In this paper we describe one of the initiatives under the company's digital transformation strategy. It is a simple yet innovative application of Advanced Process Control (APC) that facilitates continuous optimization of the performance of Electric Submersible Pumps (ESP), to not only comply with the assigned production targets, but also to automatically meet the operational constraints. The successful implementation of this technology on multiple oil wells in an onshore oilfield has demonstrated significant power saving, and is expected to minimize premature failures and extend pump life.

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