Assess new data management challenges
Established in 1974, RWE Dea is an oil and gas operator in Egypt. It has
partnered with other companies to successfully develop the crude oil fields Ras
Budran, Ras Fanar, and Zeit Bay in the Gulf of Suez. A surge of natural gas
exploration in the western Nile Delta, both onshore and offshore, positioned
RWE Dea as a major stakeholder in the region—responsible for the
operation of several promising concessions. This opportunity also brought data
management challenges. Plans for significant seismic testing, drilling, and
offshore projects meant the company had to be ready to handle expanding data
volumes for all aspects of its Egyptian operations.
Develop central resource for all data
RWE Dea is always looking to develop and enhance the way its business is
managed. The company recognizes that the increasing amounts of data in
today’s oil and gas industry demand advanced solutions that align with
its policies and objectives.
RWE Dea knew its success in this growing market depended on a more
sophisticated method to catalog, cross reference, and manage the growing volume
of E&P asset data companywide—including photos, scanned drawings,
logs, and other site-specific documentation. An alternative would be to
purchase expensive third-party data as a quick way to find required
information, though it would ultimately create more complexity (e.g., data
redundancy taking up valuable storage space).
eSearch software was implemented by the RWE Dea head office in Germany
and RWE Dea offices in Egypt and Libya to allow users to efficiently index,
search for, and order physical assets consistently across multiple repositories
and sites. With the help of an experienced Schlumberger deployment team,
successful implementation of eSearch software was accomplished.