Seeking a Rig Monitoring Solution?
It can be a complex operation to set up and maintain an oil platform or drilling rig. In many cases, oil and gas companies will outsource the work to an independent contractor who offers integrated rig monitoring and performance services. Among the reasons why a company might choose this option:
It combines services, equipment, and materials under one provider;
It provides a measure of financial stability and reliability;
It streamlines the process by dealing with one company (rather than several); and
It is a rig monitoring solution with the necessary hardware and software, project management skills, and real-time support to meet a client’s drilling needs.
In short, if you have a rig monitoring problem, Laversab Oilfield has the rig monitoring solution you’ll need to address it. Laversab software can monitor the performance of critical rig equipment like engines and pumps, as well as provide key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure and predict failures, downtime, and maintenance work. Along with real-time and historical data visualization and configurable reports, Laversab rig performance monitoring tools can set custom alerts (including visual, email, and configurable) and calculate mean time between failures (MTBF), mean time to repair (MTTR), and dysfunction mode and effects critical analysis (DMECA). Monitoring can be done across multiple wells to compare an entire field.
What Should I Know About Rig Performance Monitoring?
Among the rig monitoring solutions offered by Laversab is DrillView, an integrated drilling system that allows users to operate automated drilling units of various sizes. One of the key attributes of DrillView is that it can be used with different types of equipment and has the ability to interface with single portable top drives, portable land rigs, or a complete drilling unit. The adjustable nature of DrillView makes it quite similar to a personal computer (PC) network that can be configured to meet the needs of individual users.
DrillView is an ideal rig monitoring solution for companies that require effective, efficient, and versatile driller monitoring systems. With that said, there’s more to assembling an integrated rig performance monitoring system—these components also play a key role in maximizing both oilfield productivity and safety:
- Remote I/O: Remote input/output (I/O) units connect to rig monitoring systems, thereby allowing users to operate I/O cards from a safe distance.
- PLC: A programmable logic controller (PLC) is configured for manufacturing or industrial purposes so that users can operate a unit that adjusts according to size and controls either a single machine or a network of PLCs.
- Profibus Network: Process Field Bus (PROFIBUS) are commonly used as a network protocol linking PLCs, thereby enabling data exchange through either a copper- or fiber-based network, or some combination of the two.
- DrillView Server: Similar to a common PC, this server does the work of a PLC- or Ethernet-based option if needed.
- Internet: Directly connecting drilling monitoring systems to an unprotected server is discouraged due to the presence of hackers or viruses, but it can be done in a pinch when other options are unavailable.
For more information about rig monitoring solutions and rig performance monitoring, call or email Laversab Oilfield today.
Rig Monitoring Solutions
Laversab software can monitor the performance of critical rig equipment – including engines, pumps, and others. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are used to measure and predict failures, downtime, and maintenance work. The Laversab platform can set custom alerts and calculate MTBF, MTTR, and DMECA. Monitoring can be done across multiple wells to compare an entire field.