Production Data Management System - Features
Combining Operational and Archival Capabilities
The core DataHorizon
Production Data Management System (PDMS) includes these main components:
- Portal program to enable submission of production data by Oil Companies
- Secure and robust Data Transfer to the PDMS
- Gateway to receive incoming production data
- Relational Database to store production data for Operational needs, and
to store permanently as a National Data Repository (NDR) for Production data
- Production Reporting Facilities
- Website for selective reporting facilities
Portal program for data submission
The Portal program is installed at
the offices of the Oil Company operating oil fields. The Portal can be
installed on any PC with internet access, but to use it requires two-factor
authentication: a hardware USB key, as well as conventional username/password
|Smaller companies can
key data directly into the Portal, but larger companies with many fields
will prefer to load data to the Portal from their own oilfield
management systems, eg. Energy Components®
Secure and Robust Data Transfer
As with other critical systems using the Internet, like finance and banking,
data is fully encrypted, using Microsoft's advanced transmission standards
The Portal can transmit the data over relatively poor communications, and can
be set to periodically retry transmission, until communications are restored.
At the PDMS data center, the Data Gateway handles all incoming data, checking
for authenticity and validity, then storing to the database.
Like the Portal software, the Gateway is written using Microsoft's .Net
architecture for resilience and maintainability.
The National Petroleum Production Database
At the PDMS data center, the centralised database holds all submitted data,
along with auditable details of the submissions. The data is structured to be
capable of holding well-level data and reservoir-level on a monthly basis, including
details of production, injection, and characteristics like GOR and water cut.
database can use Oracle or SQL Server, and can be installed on existing
hardware or on dedicated PDMS hardware.
The immediate value of the data is
for Operational needs, assisting regulators to monitor National production,
and to support planning and control.
The long-term value of the data is as a
permanent data resource, ie. a National Data Repository for Production data.
Data can be 'locked' at various stages from submission, to a final 'archive'
Some National regulators will already have a National Data Repository (NDR) holding seismic and well data. The DataHorizon NDR solution for production data is an ideal addition, and provides archive-quality production data, and the option for real-time production data gathering.
Production Reporting and the Website
A range of reports is available to report production data from the
database. In addition, there are functions to export data in a format
suitable for Excel, for further analysis.
The Website contains a number of audit pages, where submissions can be checked.
It also includes a selection of production reports. Users can be
authorised to access only selected data, and in fact one important feature is
that each Oil Company can be given access solely to their own data, for confirmation
of successful submission of data.
DataHorizon's PDMS is a powerful and tested product, and is in operation right now,
collecting production data from major Oil Companies for a national regulatory
body. If you think it could add value to your own regulatory activities, then contact us
to find out more.