Wireless web accesses wellsite SCADA

Based on a presentation to ISA2001, Houston, Sept. 10-13, 2001.BP Canada Ltd., a large gas well operator in Can ada, installed a wireless web remotely to monitor and control wellsites in an inaccessible area so that it could produce gas at a maximum rate with a low operating cost.Wireless internet technologies provide traditional supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) features at lower capital and operating costs.Maximum productionFor a gas well, maximum production usually means the elimination of lost production. Lost production or any unplanned gas flow stoppage can be caused by liquid accumulation in the wellbore, freezing of liquids in flowlines, or human error such as leavi...

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