Reporting inefficiencies in the oil and gas industry contribute to soaring operational costs, increased well downtime, and costly delays in production. Inaccurate information in the field is worse than useless — it is damaging. There is no other industry that benefits more from timely and precise reporting than those involved with oil and gas projects. Incorrect numbers and erroneous reports jeopardize every phase of the complicated oil and gas production process. The solution is to correct reporting inefficiencies with oil and gas automation.
1. Eliminate Cost, Time Constraints, and Inaccuracies of Manual Data Entry
Manual data entry is an expensive, labor-intensive process. It harms the accuracy of data with ever-present human error. Automated data entry is a significant advantage for oil and gas operations where up-to-date information is essential. Automation allows oil and gas businesses to eliminate the need for manual formulation of reports. An excessive amount of time is required for your employees to verify, track, and compute oil and gas meter readings, and at times, enter and reenter the data. Automated systems provide accurate, timely information, eliminating the costly labor involved for producing, compiling, and relaying what is often-times and inaccurate report.
2. Centralized Communication
Oil and gas projects generate huge quantities of data and information from a variety of sources, including engineers, contractors, field workers, housing services, and heavy equipment rentals. Labor, equipment, and materials must be consistently monitored to effectively manage the scope of a field, and determine its profitability. Efficient communication must take into consideration a variety of sources, locations, access. Engineers, and field employees will be working on specific aspects of an overall project, but timely communication between them is absolutely vital for everyone to be working toward a common goal. Centralized communication allows project managers to be fully informed of problems that need to be addressed. Automation gives clarity to massive amounts of data, so informed decisions can be made quickly, and accurately.
3. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Solutions
Many oil and gas companies manage gas and oil data and accounting items in discrete systems because their current devices do not communicate directly with the SCADA platform. Automated SCADA systems are available that will integrate with your existing software, and which can be accessed by phones, tablet, PC, and MAC.
It doesn’t take long to realize the benefits of oil and gas automation. Don’t wait until you miss a deadline, or find your budget is overextended. Contact Champion Automation, the leading measurement and automation services company for the oil and gas industry.