DC3’s Game-Changing Automation: Saving a Major Producer $850,000 Annually

Uncategorized / December 14, 2023

In a remarkable display of efficiency and innovation, DC3 Control recently undertook a project that epitomizes the power of advanced automation in the oil and gas industry. Our team successfully automated the chemical pumps on 66 wells for a major producer in the Permian Basin, leading to an impressive annual saving of $850,000. This case is a testament to the tangible benefits of embracing modern technology in oilfield operations.

Project Overview:
The challenge was significant: automate existing chemical pumps across 66 wells, spanning 18 batteries, all within a tight timeframe of just one week. The objectives were clear – enhance operational efficiency, improve dosing accuracy, and deliver substantial cost savings.

Key Achievements:
Real-time Dosing Based on Current Flowrates: Our system dynamically adjusted the chemical dosing in real-time, responding to fluctuations in flow rates.
Real-time Tank Volume Tracking: Continuous monitoring of tank volumes ensured efficient usage of chemicals and reduced waste.
Wireless Installations: The project involved all wireless installs, eliminating the need for costly and time-consuming trenching.
Broad Coverage: Successfully covered 66 wells across 18 batteries, demonstrating the scalability of our automation solution.

The Impact:
The automation led to a significant reduction in chemical costs, stemming from the enhanced accuracy of dosing. Additionally, the project helped avoid costs related to corrosion-related failures, underscoring the importance of precise chemical treatment in maintaining asset integrity. Importantly, the project also facilitated improved vendor assurance and inventory control.

Strategic Alignment and Future Prospects:
This successful automation project aligned perfectly with the producer's corporate directive for optimization. It opened avenues for further applications, such as methanol injection and surfactant-assisted gas-lift. The operator has not only maintained this program but has also standardized it for every new horizontal well, ESP well, and SWD facility in their operating region.

Case Study Deep Dive:
For a detailed exploration of this groundbreaking project, we invite you to read our case study. Discover how DC3’s innovative approach to automation is redefining operational efficiency in the oil and gas industry.

DC3’s automation project in the Permian Basin is a shining example of how strategic technology deployment can lead to significant cost savings and operational efficiencies. As the industry continues to evolve, DC3 remains at the forefront, delivering solutions that not only meet but exceed the demands of modern oilfield operations.