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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

Pumper Journal: Paper or Digital?

October 14, 2015 // Posted by: The Well Optix Team

Pumpers keep notes for every well. Historically these notes were made on paper—in journals or log books. These records traveled with the pumper from well to well, field to field, and office to home.

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Topics: Support, Proactive Field Management, Maximize Efficiency

Efficiencies Created by Remote Monitoring

August 19, 2015 // Posted by: The Well Optix Team

Remote monitoring provides several distinct efficiencies for field management. These efficiencies benefit both the pumper individually and the operator collectively.

The number of wells continues to rise and those needing artificial lift now stand at 95%–virtually all wells must be monitored as a result. The need for efficiency is paramount.

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Topics: Maximize Efficiency, Remote Monitoring

Tablets make oilfield monitoring easier than ever

July 21, 2015 // Posted by: The Well Optix Team

Tablets are one of the hottest tech gadgets on the market and for good reason. They are lightweight, easy to use, fast and have multiple ways to connect to the Internet. In 2013 tablet shipments were up 52%, and tablets account for 25% of the total web usage, according to ‘Internet Trends 2014 report’ by Mary Meeker of KPCB. Mobile data traffic as a whole rose 81% year over year, according to the same report.

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Topics: Proactive Field Management, Maximize Efficiency, Remote Monitoring

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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.