SPECIAL REPORT: Software continuously estimates each well’s production

Software installed in several Shell operated oil and gas fields transforms real-time data from commodity instrumentation via supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and distributed control systems (DCS) into estimates of oil, water, and gas rates for all wells continuously.Knowing what wells and reservoirs produce at all times facilitates improved asset management and integrity.Shell has implemented its software, Fieldware Production Universe, during the last 2-3 years in 20 projects that now are seeing improved safety, increased production, reduced costs, reduced well testing, and improved hydrocarbon accounting. Click here to enlarge imageThe company plans to scale-up ...

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