Integrated, Real-Time Monitoring and Response on the Oilfield
Many factors, including increased energy demand, rising E&P costs, and a shrinking skilled, high-turnover workforce, are driving energy producers seek a more efficient approach to operations. In what has been a labor-intensive and manually-operated industry, producers are now transforming into modern, technology-driven digital oilfields with integrated operations and real-time communication and monitoring capabilities. Upstream and downstream operations can gain significant advantage by responding to operating conditions in real-time.
Improve Operations Management with Complex Event Processing
Energy producers around the world rely upon the Progress Apama Event Processing Platform for innovative, real-time event-driven solutions that monitor operations and activities and offer unparalleled on-demand control. Apama's monitoring capabilities can be used in upstream operations as a core technology for the digital oilfield. Applications, GIS and telemetry devices, as well as SCADA systems can contribute real-time event streams where critical business patterns can be identified and actions can be taken to improve response and precision.
Apama's complex event processing capabilities provide a unique view of operations that enables:
- Enhanced visibility for the Digital Oilfield: Correlate events across multiple and disparate sources for real-time visibility over the entire operation.
- Optimized resource allocation: Equipment and crews can be directed more effectively to the places they are required with utilization monitored through vehicle telematics.
- Asset optimization and management: The health and condition of upstream assets can be monitored and usage patterns can be identified that help determine maintenance and repair strategies.
- Downstream production optimization: Real-time monitoring and proactive notifications of out-of-bounds conditions in refining and distribution operations.
The Apama Event Processing platform works with existing applications and solutions. As an overlay technology, Apama is used by a leading oil producer for their downstream operations. Their SCADA systems as well as refining applications provide real-time events that are correlated by Apama. By applying business rules that identify critical operational patterns, this company can more precisely control equipment utilization, uptime and refining operations.