Artificial Lift Techbook 2019

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 41 of 59

40 | April 2019 | ARTIFICIAL LIFT: TECHNOLOGY tions. It also has Bluetooth, GPS, cellular and satellite capabilities," he noted. "We can tap into an electronic flow measurement or RTU and bring back all of that production data for that location or even bring additional I/O to be visualized on our analytics platform or traditional SCADA. We also offer Native iOS and Android field applications. The mobile app is used to configure the devices in the field and visualize real-time data," Morgan explained. With WellAware's analytics platform, a service provider or operator can visualize actionable data through custom dashboards, reports and charts that trend multiple data points from multiple sites if needed. These tools then tell them which sites need attention based on their internal metrics and key performance indicators, he continued. The WIRC Gateway Plus is hardware agnostic in terms of what it can interface with, such as ESPs, POC/RPC, EFM/RTUs, chemical pumps, compres- sors, vapor recovery units, etc. "Our remote monitoring and control function- ality allows users to change operational set points as needed to optimize performance of their assets without having to be in the field," he said. The company released a piece of new hardware in 2018 called the WIRC EDGE. This device is a C1D1 certified, explosion-proof device, whereas the WIRC Gateway Plus device is C1D2 certified. The WIRC EDGE is unique in that its architecture allows it to be configured for either pressure, temperature, level or flow applications. The WIRC EDGE device communicates data via Bluetooth to the WIRC Gateway Plus device. There is no limit to the number of wells or assets that can be managed through WellAware's analytics tool. The Gateway Plus and EDGE devices easily inte- grate with existing infrastructure to bring data back to a centralized location so effective action can be taken. WellAware's chemical management platform is another offering that has been successful. "That is one market that has seen really zero automa- tion in terms of workflow efficiencies and how these assets can be optimized on the wellpad. That market has been traditionally underserved. We're starting to see a lot of traction on the technology side," Morgan said. "We offer a variety of solutions for chemical service providers and operators, including batch treatment, tank level monitoring, pump monitor and control, and on-demand chemical," he added. Every application can be custom designed to meet well conditions. As Morgan pointed out, "We don't expect an out-of-the-box solution will work for every customer. That's why we specifically designed our hardware and software architectures to be flexible and scalable to work for a variety of different customers and applications. Our goal is to bring back better data so our customers can experience better results and decision making in their business." n A field technician uses the WellAware mobile app with the WIRC Gateway Plus to ensure proper chemical injection. (Photo courtesy of WellAware)

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Playbooks - Artificial Lift Techbook 2019