Offshore Production Platform in the Middle of Sea for Oil and Gas Production


PE Limited made a strategic decision to move this integrated field studies concept forward and to develop real time "IPM Field Management", integrating the field modelling tools with online Surveillance monitoring, Automation and client field and business management Workflows. IFM was commercialised in 2006 and has the largest growth and corporate deployment across the oil industry today.



Project Key Objectives

  • Develop an on-line integrated production management, engineering and operations support system, tailored to meet the needs of current PETEX clients

  • Use IPM as the modelling, optimisation and diagnostics engine of the production system

  • Use an open-architecture to easily plug into user existing databases, SCADA and other best in class applications

  • Deliver on-line production expert systems with off-line or on-line advisory systems for production environments, models auditing and tracking, including user privilege and ownership control of production models in a central database

  • Integrated Field and Operational Management centred on IPM - Models

Overall Benefits to Our Clients

  • Improve production engineering productivity

  • Improve overall field management

  • Faster response due to early problem detection (hours versus days)

  • Focus on exceptions rather than bulk and massive troubleshooting

  • Use a unified set of published models for process analysis, forecasting and control

  • Scenario based process optimisation

  • Zero-Latency application assisted decision making

  • Applications are fed from field data and are able to send commands to the field and recommendations to Engineers and Operators

  • Have up to date field models throughout field life

Summary of System Approach

  • "IPM Engineering Model" - Centric Architecture

  • Field data quality is screened for consistency and accuracy, using the models and embedded expert system rules, before they are used within the system.

  • Production System modelling and on-line optimisation runs with set point downloading to field controllers

  • On-line analysis and quality control of field production tests and real time data

  • On-line system for the scheduling, optimisation, execution and control of fields

  • Advanced Logic, based on physics, to detect patterns in field data that can be related with abnormal conditions