Digitalising Operations

Moving manual tasks online to drive collaboration, knowledge-sharing and pace

Since the early days of the Digital Oilfield, Eigen has been involved in the digitisation of Oils & Gas fields across the world. As Engineers, deeply involved in solving the problems of optimising Oil & Gas operations, we understand the challenges and constraints posed by today's operations.
Today Eigen is the trusted digitalisation partner of the most efficient European Independent Oil & Gas companies: No challenge is too big or small.

Perspectives

Digital Transformers

During the past fifteen years, we have helped operators deliver dramatic results through deployment of digital technologies, and acceleration over the past five years, but the paths they have taken to transform have been different. Here are a few we have observed.

Challenge

The scope, scale and complexity of offshore oil and gas can overwhelm the most experienced engineers.

Surveillance across integrated systems with thousands of components, monitoring millions of molecules in real-time and continually reprioritising activity is impossible with manual systems.

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All you need to know about Digitisalising Oil and Gas Production Operations

Solutions

At Eigen, our mission is to equip the offshore engineer with the digital tools and data, to help him or her take the right action, at the right time, with the right result.

Oil and gas experience

  • We were a pioneer of digital oilfield technologies from the early 2000s; this gives us a huge advantage in knowing where digital technologies can deliver most impact.
  • We understand the physical, system and technology constraints of operating offshore that can limit the impact of digital-without-domain solutions.
  • Our long track record has taught us what works and doesn’t work, so we get to solution deployment fast.

Technology solutions

  • Efficient well production technology operations to visualise your field performance against objectives, spot production and injector well performance deviations at a glance, access well documentation, drag-and-drop to create new activity.
  • Connected asset verification to automate blowdown or shut-in events verification. Automate verification of pressure drop performance, shutdown compliance, valve travel-time and other safety compliance conditions.
  • Visualise Person-On-Board names, roles, faces and contact details by integrating data from various sources, flight schedules, weather, production performance, team news and notifications via intuitive dashboards.

How we work

  • As oil and gas engineers ourselves, we appreciate the need to design and implement new solutions as a system, rather than by merely deploying digital products in isolation
  • We believe in digitalising step-by-step, meaning you can track value delivery over the short-term, through dashboards, trending or documentation, before investing in transitioning legacy and automating work processes with modern, digital workflows.
Joel Chacon

Joel is a Digital Oilfield specialist with more than 30 years experience in the automation of Usptream Oil & Gas processes and operations. After learning to program in an Apple II computer, Joel became a Digital Oilfield pioneer having designed and deployed digital solutions since the early 2000s. Joel has played project/product leadership and programme management roles in PDVSA, Petroleum Experts, Matrikon, Honeywell, BP (seconded to Field of the Future programme) and since 2018 in Eigen where he helps new clients define the solutions they need.

"Every oil & gas field is different from all others. I love to learn about and help solve the different digitalisation challenges posed by our clients and getting to know the new generation of Petroleum Engineers demanding digital-first field management tools."

Impact

Digitalisation that helps operators become more efficient and reduce production losses.

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Is your Oil field being exploited at its best?

A typical question for a Petroleum Field Manager is how well the asset is being exploited and if this exploitation is efficient and generates enough value for Operator and Partners. This article explores some answers based on our understanding of the challenges that appear throughout the life of the field, and to how to be prepared to transform them into opportunities.
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$647,500 to $1,360,625 per day estimate of avoided lost revenue due to precise identification of subsea leak location (estimated based on the need to isolate a complete flank instead of an individual well).
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Average time now taken to understand rig performance by digitalising drilling operations for one operator; previously involved emailing 18 reports.
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of a senior engineer’s time saved by automating the verification of blowdown events.

Subsea hydraulic system monitoring detects and helps locate subsea leaks

Challenge

If the level of hydraulic fluid usage increases beyond defined threshold it can pose a significant threat to operation of the subsea system. A leak is often the root cause, but detecting the location is challenging, owing to the volume of distribution equipment and connections from platform to the well. If the flanks need to be isolated to locate the leak, production needs to be shut-in.

Solution

Eigen developed dashboards with trends, visual indicators and business logic to detect hydraulic consumption, potential leak size and to help locate the source more precisely. Email alerts were added to provide early warning.

Impact

On 22 August 2018, the system alerted users of a probable leak of hydraulic fluid -this was confirmed and located. The system pointed to the precise flank and circuit where the leak was likely to be located, preventing the shutdown of large parts of the total production. The operator estimated that flank losses between $0.65m-$1.36m were avoided ($70/bbl).

£647,500

Estimate of avoided lost revenue per day due to precise identification of subsea leak location

Drilling Portal dramatically improves team efficiency

Challenge

Information on the drilling activities for each rig on hire is held in multiple systems, shared during meetings and via emailed PDFs and spreadsheets. Inbox clutter had become overwhelmingly, with up to 18 different reports emailed per day.

Solution

The Eigen Drilling Portal is a cloud-based web portal that aggregates and displays the latest status information from more than ten different information systems, including Non-Productive Time, time-depth curves, well status.

Impact

Today, the time taken for an engineer to understand the current status on each rig – and performance against plan – has been reduced to about one minute. In addition, teams have fed back increased motivation, as well as a greater sense of collaboration and one-team behaviour.

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Number of minutes now taken to understand rig performance.

Automating verification of blowdown events

Challenge

Manual analysis of the depressurisation of >fifty different sections of piping and equipment in a facility after plant shutdown to a senior engineer a week of effort. It involved going into multiple systems to find the right data and manually importing it into spreadsheets.

Solution

Using our Ingenuity platform, we extended the existing data model of the facility with new objects for the blowdown segments and associated equipment and connected this to the systems holding the source data, adding dashboards for visualisation.

Impact

Now blowdown analysis runs automatically after any plant shutdowns, saving a week of a senior engineer’s time and providing improved management information.

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Number of weeks of a senior engineer’s time by automating the verification of blowdown events

More digital solutions from Eigen

Plan and simulate virtually before executing in the real world
Integrating data, dashboards and tools to improve quality decisions
Optimising workflows and activities to improve productivity and reduce costs
Monitoring and managing safety barriers and risk status to enable early intervention

At Eigen, we focus on designing, building and deploying innovative digital solutions that protect and create as much value as possible for our clients.

Eigen products for Digitalising Operations

Digital Reporting; Automate the information capture and distribution for regular meetings and reports

Digital Reporting even archives the information into Eigen’s Ingenuity platform. You can be sure that what you learned this year, is available for the new teams next year and beyond.

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FAQs

At Eigen, we have real-world experience in Digitalising oil and gas operations since the early 2000s. From the early digital oilfields to the most advanced cloud-based digital asset management tools.

At Eigen we understand that each oil and gas operation is different and has different priorities. As engineers, we are quick to understand the challenges and propose suitable solutions and approaches.

Determine your business drivers: What are the key outcomes that will make management smile? Increased production? Reduced operational costs? Increasing productivity by liberating staff from repetitive tasks? Team-wide situational awareness? Every field is different and has different challenges.

Make sure they have all the information required at their fingertips: A link to every well with access to real time trends, models, documentation, well completion diagrams, workorders, operational logs. The least time staff spend looking for information, the more they will spend optimising the operation.

Rule-based asset verification can be fully automated: triggers set on blowdown or shut-in events can launch a script to gather all the data, perform the checks and make an electronic record. Eigen Ingenuity can even synthesise a historical trend with verification points in the event. All Engineers have to do is take a look at the results.

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