Shell tests low-cost, real-time oil well surveillance

Several of Shell Group's exploration and production operating units have installed or are testing a low cost and effective well surveillance system.One operating unit has deployed it, and four other units have successfully tested it.The benefits of this surveillance system have not yet been fully quantified, but Shell considers the technology mature enough for installation in several of its worldwide operations.The monitoring system includes low cost, commodity pressure transducers at the wellhead or at the manifold that transmit signals to a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system or distributed control system (DCS). Software converts the signals in real time to obtai...

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