Automation in Siberian field provides more stable operations

Ron CramerRobert TulalianShell Global SolutionsHoustonAndrew MabianSalym Petroleum Development NVSalym, RussiaAutomation in Salym field of western Siberia has reduced operator travel and hazard exposure, reduced interruption in electric submersible pump operations, and provided more stable operations and faster restarts.Salym Petroleum Development NV, a joint-venture company, operates the field, which has variable-speed-drive ESPs in about 330 wells and well instrumentation tied into supervisory control and data acquisition and historian systems.Shell's FieldWare suite of applications provides real-time monitoring, surveillance, and control of the wells. The software is linked electronica...

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