Real-Time Monitoring has become an indispensable tool to improve safety and oversight
The term “Real-time Monitoring” has become universal in business and commerce across all industries. Real-Time Operations Centers – or RTOC – are not only impressive, but they have become indispensable tools for companies to monitor the progress of their daily activities. Of course, Oil and Gas exploration and development are no exception. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly all industrial sectors causing an increase in demand for digitized information to conduct operations remotely wherever possible. In this regard, Laversab is participating in several projects in the Gulf of Mexico that require digitizing and formatting critical well data, managing data sets from multiple wells, providing 24/7 access, and often operating with no personnel onsite. This critical well data enables both Service providers and O&G clients to monitor real-time operations and make rapid decisions. There is strict Quality Control (QA/QC) at each step to assess the opportunity and develop appropriate areas while maximizing productivity. Some may still question: Do we really need these Monitoring Operation Centers? The answer is resoundingly ‘Yes’, and seemingly more so every day.
Previously, the cost to build and maintain these RTOC facilities could be quite expensive and only available to large operators. But even then, the added benefits to operations proved valuable and worthwhile. With improved technology, fully functional RTOC abilities are now available to medium and small-size Service companies. As a result, far more data is shared between partners with minimal investment, which has proven to be very beneficial to both Operators and Clients. Remote access and “up-conversion” of data that used to require significant investment in dedicated servers (and terabytes of storage) can now be accessed securely through any web browser.
Automated Laversab tools such as LINKS and WellNode provide our clients with all the necessary information and access for a right-sized RTOC that directly translates into improved performance and notable cost savings. For more information please visit Laversab – Oilfield or call 281-325-8300