Shell Pecten Cameroon integrates software for real-time gas lift control, optimization

Pecten Cameroon Co. (PCC), an operating unit in the Royal Dutch/Shell Group, extended the existing supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) infrastructure at offshore Cameroon facilities by integrating software and installing wellhead control valves.From the upgrade, the company achieved quick and cost effective gas-lift control, troubleshooting tools, and optimization.To extend the SCADA, Shell R&D integrated the Shell-developed FieldWare software, based on specialized mathematical models and optimization pro cesses, with the existing off-the-shelf system software named Wonderware SCADA, supplied by Invensys PLC, London.Cameroon facilitiesOff Cameroon, PCC currently produces abou...

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