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Technical Paper: State-of-Art Digital Oilfield Implementation in Petrobras Campos Basin

Society: SPE
Paper Number: 128766
Presentation Date: 2010
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Abstract

After its success with the implementation of Digital Oilfield program in Carapeba field, Petrobras decided to expand the concept to other fields and assets of the Campos Basin. These new fields had dissimilarities ranging from field instrumentation to varying production concepts and technical processes – posing a new set of challenges enforcing the need to review solution deployment strategy.

The solution methodology required analysis of the various functional processes from these fields and assets. Therefore, a functional committee represented by the assets was established to help define the standard business process along with rationalization of the appropriate tools and technology coupled with scalable IT architecture. This clearly led to help achieve consistency and transparency in managing production operations across the organization – resulting in better integration of information and significant increase in efficiency of the functional groups. The key to success was certainly driven by strong management sponsorship and willingness of the asset teams to adapt to the new approach.

The solution focused on key business processes which had a direct impact on the production of the assets e.g. Well Surveillance, Analysis & Diagnostics; Losses Control; Sub-Sea Integrity and Surveillance; Well Test Validation & Control; Turbomachines Surveillance – with clearly outlined objective to deliver immediate value to the assets and the business unit. This approach has helped establish Campos Basin as a potential role model for the other assets and business units within Petrobras. This paper intends to describe the challenges faced during the expansion of the program beyond the pilot implementation and the strategies used to overcome them. It also highlights the key aspects of the implemented solution with specific examples - delivering value creation through standardization of infrastructure and production processes of the assets.

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