workshop will present (1) a comprehensive survey of the methods being
currently used by more than 30 operators to capture field production
data; (2) an overview of current production accounting software alternatives;(3)
two companies who have developed digital technology to capture production
data and interface with production accounting software; and (4) new
technologies in field automation and remote monitoring of asset performance
to effectively optimize well and field production data.
Oil and gas operator’s production managers, field production
supervisors, pumpers and lease operators, office production accounting
personnel, engineers, regulatory personnel, and field and office
production administrative personnel.
1. Bob Kiker, PTTC Texas Region-Permian Basin Program Director:
2. Rick Griffin Sr., Account Manager-HIS/Field Direct: (1) Right-Time
Data: Ensuring no well is left behind.
(2) The benefits of field automation are
well-established for “Superstar” wells and top field
(3)But what about the other 95% of onshore wells?
3. Faisal Kidwai, Vice President, Merrick Systems, Inc.: Cost savings
and work flow efficiencies through integrated field
data capture and production hydrocarbon
4. Dan McCormick, President/CEO, Metrix Networks, Inc.: Technology
in well optimization-utilizing new technologies
in field automation and remote monitoring.
overview of current production accounting software alternatives.
A brief coverage of most current available production accounting
software (Artesia, P2 Energy Systems, Excalibur), their basic function,
and how they interface with field production data gathering will
be included in the presentations.
This comprehensive survey conducted by Bob Kiker, PTTC Texas-Permian
Basin, was conducted to: (1) accumulate information on the techniques/methods
operators in the Permian Basin are using to collect, record and
transmit daily production (oil, gas, water), and other associated
operational data and (2) determine if the methods that are used
correlate with size of the operator (operations) and/or location
(remote or centralized). The survey indicates there is a “mix”
of methods being used by the operators surveyed and the methods
tend to be a result of the needs or the philosophies of the operators,
the status of mergers and buy-outs (who is the surviving entity)
with new systems and technologies being tried, and the quality of
the communications between field and office. The new digital technologies
available are greatly improved and offer time saving opportunities,
but there is a need for good communications between the field personnel
and the office personnel who are responsible for production accounting.
The larger companies are not as efficient as the smaller ones, probably
because of the accounting bureaucracy of the larger ones.