Oil & Gas
Puranova Automation is working towards building the Internet of Things (IoT) platforms to connect plants from various locations. Our IoT platforms eliminate the need for workers to go to hazardous locations for standard monitoring purposes by enabling remote monitoring capabilities. Puranova Industrial IoT solutions can connect every system in every plant at every location, which improves the plant operations visibility to the service providers, customers, and plant managers who are responsible for decision making.
Ultimately, best-in-class oil and gas companies are realizing that the future of the industry lies in automation. Modernizing internal processes with automation, along with better access to information about operations and maintenance, will help the industry streamline production and distribution and allow for a higher yield.
Worker and environment safety in oil fields have to be given utmost priority because it deals with dangerous operations in remote locations. One way to ensure safety is to install safety systems at field locations that can detect unexpected events even before they occur by analyzing the pattern from historic data collected.
The trend of selling individual control systems—such as a distributed control system (DCS), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), safety instrumented system (SIS), manufacturing execution system (MES), and industrial asset management (IAM)—has changed as demand for an integrated system with multiple functionalities is accelerating.
There are several areas where Puranova Automation can make an immediate and lasting difference for oil and gas companies:
Daily Drilling Operations: One of the largest expenses for oil and gas companies in drilling. Not only is drilling costly, but it is also highly technical, and involves considerable safety risks for workers. Automating manual portions of that process, like pipe handling and pressure drilling, can significantly reduce safety risks, and speed up the overall drilling process.
Diagnostics and Inspections: Underwater drones and unmanned submersibles can help monitor when equipment needs repairs, and can also aid in the inspection process. These vehicles can be controlled remotely, eliminating the need for skilled pilots, and can even broadcast live video feeds and data back to a central location.
Pressure and Flow: The measurement of pressure and flow of oil is a task that can easily be improved through automation. Installing smart sensors which connect to centralized monitoring software, allow pressure, flow, and level of oil to be reported remotely from the field, without the need for on-site crew. Upon receiving this information, rig crews can monitor and adjust settings as needed.
Weather Monitoring Systems: Some energy companies have begun using automated weather sensors to detect changes in seismic activity, as well as ocean and atmospheric levels. This can help predict when conditions are right for major natural weather events, such as earthquakes and hurricanes, thereby enabling oil and gas companies to take the proper safety precautions in real-time.