KOC pilots test integrated digital oil field approaches

Adel Al-AbbasiAhmad Al-JasmiHatem NasrKuwait Oil Co.Kuwait CityKuwait Oil Co. launched simultaneously three major pilot projects with a fourth project in the planning phase, to demonstrate the benefits of the integrated digital oil field.Two projects are in two different oil fields, and one project is in a gas field. The number of wells in each project range from 30 to 55.The projects led by various major oil service companies are coming on line with some already streaming real-time well data. The projects are proceeding to install complete instrumentation on the wells (surface and downhole), collaboration rooms, and modeling and optimization software and servers, as well as to implement ...

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