Oil and Natural Gas

Monitor Tank Levels, Equipment Failure, Pump Status and More

Enabling the Digital Oilfield of Tomorrow, Today

Oil and Gas companies turn to innovative technologies when faced with challenges of achieving operational goals and meeting increased worldwide demand for energy. Operators must expand and find better ways to increase their current production levels while complying with environmental regulations. With technological advances in wireless communication and remote telemetry, today, there is the ability to automate and control production sites in widely dispersed geographic areas. OleumTech Industrial Wireless Automation Solutions enable a new age of digital oilfields with better, faster, and near real-time information to improve productivity, processes and regulatory compliance.

Upstream (Production) Applications

  • Plunger Lift/Artificial Lift Optimization
  • Well-head Automation
  • RTU/EFM I/O Extensions
  • Cathodic Protection Monitoring
  • Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Monitoring
  • Pump/Compressor Station Control Systems
Upstream (Production) Applications

  • Plunger Lift/Artificial Lift Optimization
  • Well-head Automation
  • RTU/EFM I/O Extensions
  • Cathodic Protection Monitoring
  • Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Monitoring
  • Pump/Compressor Station Control Systems

What’s Important On Your Site?

  • Tank Levels
  • Power Failure
  • Flow Rates
  • Security
  • Pump Status
  • Equipment Failure
  • Turbidity

Applications

  • Well-head and pump monitoring system
  • Pipeline pressure, flow and valve monitoring
  • Cathodic protection system monitoring
  • Leak detection monitoring
  • Underground gas storage monitoring
  • Pump/compressor station control systems

CASE STUDIES

Case-Study-Oil-Gas-Upstream2An operator of a long oil pipeline uses ELPRO single I/O wireless transmitters to monitor the performance of its cathodic protection system. The cathodic protection actively suppresses pipeline corrosion by injecting electrical currents into the pipeline. Undetected failures of the protection system can lead to expensive corrosion and leaks.The ELPRO wireless units monitor the injection current at the active injection sites, and also monitor pipeline voltage at points between injection sites. Hundreds of these measurements are transmitted to a SCADA computer providing an indication of system performance and early alarm of system failure. The ELPRO units are powered from a small compact alkaline battery, powering down between measurements to extend battery life to 3+ years. Multiple wireless repeater units extend the wireless range to cover the complete length of the pipeline.
Case Study Oil Gas Downstream2An oil refinery fitted ELPRO wireless gateways to itstank radar level- gauges. ELPRO was chosen because of the Gateways’ ability to connect to a wide range of different level gauges, each using different field bus protocols.The ELPRO gateways also connected directly to the tanks independent high level point alarm. The wireless tank farm system formed part of a plant-wide wireless information system, utilizing ELPRO’s efficient peer-to-peer WIBnet wireless communications. The system also formed part of the plant energy management system, and OBL alarm monitoring system.

REFERENCES

STEG Gaz SCADA – Tunisia

Project Name: Télégéstion et SCADA du Réseau de Gaz
End user: STEG
Consultant: STEG
Contractor: ABB Utiltities Gmbh, Mannheim – Germany
Period: 2009 to 2013
Description: The project covers the supply and installation of a complete SCADA system for gas distribution network in Tunisia, covering 170 sites connected to 5 SCADA centres by radio communication.Brodersen’s scope covered the procurement, programming, testing, commissioning and start-up of 170 RTU cabinets that include RTUs, redundant RF modems, marshalling terminal connectors with RF antenna and surge protection.In addition, Brodersen provided the RF survey and simulation, designed the communication system using IEC60870-5-101 over radio and implemented special drivers to communicate with specific field instruments such as chromatographs, calculators and correctors.

Gas Pipeline – Iran

Project Name: Line Break Valves Monitoring – 1,000 km Pipeline
End user: N/A
Consultant: N/A
Contractor: Cegelec Anlagen Automatisierungstechnik Gmbh – Germany
Period: 2003
Description: Cegelec Anlagen und Automatisierungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG has worked in partnership with Brodersen on a gas project in Iran for monitoring line break valves on a 1,000 km pipeline. Brodersen has delivered 115 RTUs for use in low power applications powered by solar panels. The communication is based on a satellite system with a local host. These RTUs are operating flawlessly in many different climates and temperatures.

BP Italy

Project Name: Gas Shore Loading Station
End user: BP
Consultant: N/A
Contractor: ABB Oil and Gas Offshore Technologies
Period: 2001
Description: Docking and pipeline monitoring on a gas discharge station for gas tanker.

GASAG – Berlin, Germany

Project Name: Gas Monitoring & Control
End user: GASAG Berlin
Consultant: N/A
Contractor: N/A
Period: 1999 to 2000
Description: A turnkey solution including monitoring, metering and control for a big gas distribution pump station. zenon used for HMI.

Badenwerke Gas – Germany

Project Name: Remote Metering & Alarm Monitoring
End user: ENBW
Consultant: N/A
Contractor: N/A
Period: 2000
Description: Metering and monitoring high volume end customer transfer stations. GSM communication with EN/IEC60870-5-101 protocol.

Bodenseewerke – Germany

Project Name: Monitoring of Metering & Distribution Network
End user: Bodenseewerke
Consultant: N/A
Contractor: Cegelec
Period: 2002
Description: Monitoring and control of water extraction from Bodensee. About 30 outstations on water wells and sites. Communication via GSM network.

Transco – UK

Project Name: HMI
End user: Transco
Consultant: LogicaCMG
Contractor: N/A
Period: 2000 to 2004
Description: Supply of 2000+ text display units with VT100 interface as part of Transco’s telemetry solution.

Tiffany Telecom – UK

Project Name: Oil Platform
End user: Unknown
Consultant: Tiffany Telecom
Contractor: N/A
Period: 1996
Description: Supply of Bitbus modules with I/Os as part of a monitoring and control solution on an oil platform in the North Sea.