Use the Avocet platform for timely, collaborative access by all stakeholders
Working closely with PEMEX, Schlumberger implemented the Avocet production operations software platform to connect data sites throughout Mexico and to create a comprehensive system that collects, stores, and displays all types of production operations information, with access provided to all key stakeholders regardless of location. In the Avocet platform, surveillance and monitoring operations of the project are streamlined through customized dashboards that display a comprehensive view of the entire network using a common portal, enabling alarms, reports, graphs, and facility details to be accessed by teams across the country.
The established cross-domain links to data create a responsive collaborative environment between the remote and central operations for efficient exchange of knowledge and expertise. This assists operational planning and optimization of pipeline performance as well as facilitates timely, informed decision making to avoid crises in the network. To help identify potential problems related to flow assurance (e.g., liquid dropout) and operations (e.g., corrosion), Schlumberger integrated the PIPESIM steady-state multiphase flow simulator into the system.
Use of the OLGA dynamic multiphase flow simulator enabled implementation of an online pipeline management system, which uses online data to simulate flow behavior for real-time awareness of pipeline performance state. This information was used to predictively forecast pipeline conditions to enhance operational planning and transport through the network.
Saved millions of dollars by reducing deferred gas production
PEMEX received immediate value from the expanded, fully linked network
surveillance system. System reliability, integrity, and safety were improved
through increased project efficiencies, effective use of real-time data for
analysis, and coordinated planning of pipeline maintenance. Continuous
monitoring of pressure drops across pipeline segments issued alerts and
triggered timely pigging operations to clear gasline bottlenecks, allowing
production stoppage to be restored quickly.
Predictive alerting has saved PEMEX millions of dollars through reduced
deferred gas production. In addition, the tracking of water slugs using online
data and prediction of slug arrival at the processing facility allowed
operators to anticipate an upset and avoid penalties related to