Uses and Users: Oil & Gas and Pipeliners

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Uses and Users: Oil & Gas and Pipeliners

Solution to challenges without limits on users.

  • Problem: Multiple threats.
  • Solution: A single tool with many functions.
  • Benefit: Share costs, results, and benefits across the whole organization.

Last week, I wrote an article discussing how many different user groups stand to benefit from a single set of data with Satelytics' offerings in the gas and electric utility industry. Today I am taking the same approach but focusing on our upstream customers, their business groups, and the challenges we can address. Why? Because Satelytics' customers see benefit from moving away from the silos paradigm and sharing the benefit and cost of a new technology across their organizations.

So with that introduction...let’s take a producing area of the Permian in Texas and look at how specific users within our customer companies are using Satelytics’ solutions, all derived from one set of data.

  • Operations: Monitor activities near assets, condition of infrastructure, and land development. Fill job tickets and direct response personnel.
  • Liquid Leak Detection: Satelytics’ Constant Vigilance™ algorithms detect hydrocarbon and produced water signature down to the square foot above and below grade.
  • Air Emissions and Environmental: Detect and QUANTIFY methane emissions down to 10 PPM and leak rate with 6% accuracy.
  • Compliance/Regulatory: Quantify methane and liquid leaks for reporting and compliance activities.
  • Digital and Data Operations: Ensure that the organization squeezes every bit of information from available data.
  • Land Development: Track basin development activities. Avoid conflicts with landowners.
  • Remediation: Condition of the area before the accident, quantification of the event, and monitor the site during and after remediation activities. Capabilities include land movements, vegetation management, hydrocarbons, produced water (salinity), and heavy metals.
  • Damage Prevention/Integrity: Detect encroachments, vegetation, and land movements near gathering lines, pads, and infrastructure.
  • Engineering: Infrastructure monitoring for wells pads, compressor stations, gas plants, tank batteries, etc.
  • Risk and Insurance: Increased attention to infrastructure can lower insurance premiums.
  • GIS: Serve operations and groups with data automation, workflows, update mapping, with a new set of data.

Having worked as an engineer and chemist at an environmental firm, I know first-hand how difficult it is to get different groups to speak with one another. As humans, we get comfortable working with our preferred colleagues and groups and rarely look up to see what others are doing or tools they may be using. This is certainly true in the geospatial analytics and software space for the customers we serve.

A customer last week told me that they were using half a dozen different types of GIS software programs due to legacy activities that simply had not been “cleaned up!” Whenever we meet with a prospective customer, we emphasize that multiple business groups can benefit from the analytics we offer. We also educate on cost-sharing, given that satellite imagery is the largest cost factor of our service.

Break out of that silos paradigm. Your company will thank you!

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