Henry R. Swartzlander Texaco USA Midland, Tex. Sucker-rod pumpoff controllers (POCS) based on available off-the-shelf remote terminal unit (RTU) components have been developed and installed by Texaco USA in its Midland, Tex., producing area. Market availability of off-the-shelf pumpoff controllers in the early 1980's was limited. However, the fundamental building blocks for a general RTU-based system were readily available. RTU DESIGN In 1982, Texaco USA initiated a study of producing field automation in its Midland producing division. As a result of the study, all facets of one producing field were automated. ...

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