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Grant Todd named VP for Well Optix

July 21, 2017 // Posted by: The Well Optix Team

Grant Todd has been appointed Vice President for Well Optix, a company known industry wide for its cloud-based SCADA solution for remote monitoring, historical data acquisition, and control of artificial lift systems and other applications.

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Topics: company news

Track Your Assets with Well Optix

June 02, 2017 // Posted by: The Well Optix Team

The distance between field assets and operators continues to grow, creating more need for automation - specifically for predictive analytics. SCADA systems are critical for monitoring the performance of your assets, for example with artificial lift operations.

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Topics: Proactive Field Management, Maximize Efficiency, Remote Monitoring, Trending Data

OILFIELD TREND SERIES: Well Optix and the Internet of Things (IoT)

May 20, 2016 // Posted by: The Well Optix Team

Oilfield Trends Series:
Well Optix and the Internet of Things (IoT)

In the previous article we took a look at the great shift change and how Gen Z will impact the workplace.

Everyday devices have become smarter as sensors and other electronic devices have been added to them. Cars have built-in computers for fuel efficiency adjustment, appliances have the smarts to sense temperature, time and so on.

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Topics: Proactive Field Management, Maximize Efficiency, Remote Monitoring, Trending Data, Internet of things

OILFIELD TREND SERIES: How Gen Z is Changing the Work World

April 27, 2016 // Posted by: The Well Optix Team

Oilfield Trends Series:
How Gen Z is Changing the Work World

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Topics: Proactive Field Management, Maximize Efficiency, Remote Monitoring

OILFIELD TREND SERIES: Trending Pump, Well and Field for Better Performance

April 14, 2016 // Posted by: The Well Optix Team

In the previous article we took a look at the influence of oil prices on Well Optix and the move to smaller projects with strong ROI.

The mobile revolution has enabled the workforce to become more efficient. As mobile devices have become more sophisticated and workers are more tech savvy it becomes a requirement for applications to keep up with modern interfaces. Applications that were once data centric will become increasingly visual, with charts and graphs that can be configured and customized.

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Topics: Proactive Field Management, Maximize Efficiency, Remote Monitoring

OILFIELD TREND SERIES: Influence of Oil Prices on Well Optix

April 01, 2016 // Posted by: The Well Optix Team

This article is the first of a four-part series on oilfield trends for 2016. We encourage your feedback and perspective on the future of automation.

With the oil price at dramatic lows, does it really make sense to invest in automation? Yes it does! 

Every company with production wells can cut their cost per barrel through automation. While we have observed a tendency to shift away from large scale projects, smaller projects with strong ROI continue to go on. Automation projects offer particular advantage by both reducing costs and increasing production potential.
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Topics: Proactive Field Management, Maximize Efficiency, Remote Monitoring

OILFIELD TREND SERIES: What to watch for in 2016 and beyond

March 18, 2016 // Posted by: The Well Optix Team

Things are moving fast in the oilfield. Even in the midst of a downturn, automation continues to be a key investment because of the clear return it offers. The overall trend is clear—producers investing in field automation can count on a reduced cost per barrel through better maintenance prioritization and well optimization.

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Topics: Proactive Field Management, Maximize Efficiency, Remote Monitoring

SCADA as a Preventive Maintenance Tool

January 20, 2016 // Posted by: The Well Optix Team

Remote monitoring allows operators to respond more quickly to problems in the field. When drive alarms are activated, the contact roster is immediately notified. This reduces downtime by enabling operators to respond as soon as problems occur. Great, right?

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Topics: Proactive Field Management, Maximize Efficiency, Remote Monitoring

Driving Better Reservoir Performance with SCADA Remote Monitoring

January 06, 2016 // Posted by: The Well Optix Team

One obvious benefit of SCADA monitoring in the oil field is better control of well site equipment. Better control means smoother operations, fewer failures, longer maintenance cycles, lower costs and so on. All very beneficial to pumpers and their employers.

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Topics: Remote Monitoring, Return on Investment, Trending Data

How Easy is it to Put a Drive on SCADA?

December 16, 2015 // Posted by: The Well Optix Team

Sometimes it is most convenient to interact with a drive through its physical interface right there on site. Other times it would be much more effective to interact with it using a smart phone, tablet or laptop somewhere away from the well. SCADA is the means to capture and communicate well data to a centrally available system in support of this remote monitoring and control. But how easy is it to put a drive on SCADA?

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Topics: Industry Trends, Return on Investment, Application Controls

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Well Optix is a sister company to SPOC Automation, one of the leading artificial-lift automation companies in the industry. If you are interested in learning more about new developments in oil and gas artificial lift business, be sure to visit the SPOC Automation blog here.