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Intelligent Fields Supplement

Intelligent Fields Supplement

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INTELLIGENT FIELDS
 A Supplement to E&P Magazine
Creating & Managingthe Intelligent Fieldof the Future
Controlling theintelligent fieldExtending the IntelligentField SubseaSubsea communicationWireless findsnew uses offshore A look into the future
 
Hart Energy Publishing1616 S. Voss, Suite 1000Houston, Texas 77057Tel: +1 (713) 260-6400Fax: +1 (713) 840-8585www.hartenergy.comEDITOR
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INTELLIGENT FIELDS
A supplement to E&P
ON THE COVER
Intelligent Field of the Futuretechnologies enable optimal management of the reservoirs and  production, giving operators critical data and information.
UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTEDall images courtesy ofEmerson Process Management.
TABLE of CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
‘Predictive Intelligence’ Powers the Future
 As a solutions provider, Emerson helps companies cope withdemands of information and technology advances.
EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW
The Intelligent Field of the Future
The future is now in oil and gas exploration and  production processes.
PLANTWEB
Controlling the Intelligent Field
PlantWebs predictive intelligence capabilities optimizeoperations in many facilities.
ROXAR
Extending the Intelligent Field Subsea
 Emerson, Roxar combination brings new growth areas toboth companies.
COMMUNICATIONS
Subsea Communication
Open system architectures are poised to revolutionizesubsea controls.
WIRELESS
Wireless Finds New Uses Offshore
 Exploring the potential of wireless networks is just beginning.
THE FUTURE
A Look into the Future
Predictive intelligence will increasingly affect how people work.
 
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t has been said that “the truth is at the source,” and nowhere doesthis axiom ring more true than in oil and gas production. The qual-ity of available information determines the quality of operatingdecisions, whether related to safety, production performance, reliability,asset health, or cost management. The right information, delivered at theright time, to the right person can enable you to:
Identify risky operating conditions and provide guidance on howto resolve these critical safety issues
Provide true real-time operational data to onshore operations cen-ters, thereby reducing the cost and risk of offshore staffing
Share that data with subject matter experts, regardless of location
Enable dynamic production optimization – including model pre-dictive control – to ensure repeatable, safe, and profitable operat-ing strategies
Identify changes in equipment performance to proactively resolveproblems and avoid failures
Remotely monitor real-time asset health for predictive mainte-nance practices, allowing prioritization and planning of mainte-nance trips offshore at the best cost and schedule
Provide specific, targeted information to maintenance personnelon equipment problems, including which tools, parts, and workprocesses are required to correct problems
Streamline compliance documentation and reporting.However, simply applying enterprise management software“above” the operating systems won’t help achieve these goals. Tomake the best possible decisions, high-quality, reliable informationfrom the process source must be available in real time, and deliveredquickly, efficiently, and in an easy-to-use manner.Emerson Process Management’s Intelligent Fields of the Futuresolutions include its state-of-the-art technologies and applicationsthat can ensure data are received in real time and in easy-to-use for-mats, enabling you to resolve problems in a collaborative environmentwhile achieving optimal and unbroken production.
Wellhead management and more
Operators constantly battle with the dilemma of how to managereservoirs to deliver the optimal flow, gain the greatest recovery, andobtain the maximum life of the field without overproducing anddamaging the reservoirs. Emerson Process Management can helpclients gain valuable insight into reservoir performance, receive earlywarning of possible water breakthroughs, and ultimately control andmanage the flow of the production and data through the subseaenvironment to surface facilities.Using Intelligent Field of the Future technologies, clients canoptimally manage each wellhead by monitoring pressure, tempera-ture, and flow inputs, giving the operator critical data and informa-tion. This enables better production management and delivery of optimal flow to the process facilities, helping you ensure thatunplanned shutdowns do not occur.Most offshore and onshore operations now use digital intelli-gence with some predictive capabilities, such as smart valves andmeasurement devices, and upgraded control systems. With this rev-olution, however, an additional challenge has developed: As instru-ments and systems become smarter and generate more information,operators and maintenance personnel become overwhelmed, anddata become noise.The solution must go beyond simple filtering. The ultimate solu-tion is information management designed with specific tasks inmind. At Emerson Process Management, the future of predictiveintelligence has arrived.To discover how predictive intelligence can power your future, visit
www.EmersonProcess.com/IntelligentFields
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 As a solutions provider, Emerson helps companies cope with demands of information and technology advances.
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