In the November 2018 edition of EPmag.com Hess senior vice president of production, Mike Turner, walks through this successful digital transformation of their Exception Based Surveillance (EBS) program which leveraged many digital technologies.
Read the Full Article on Hess’s EBS Digitalization Project Here: E&P Magazine – November 2018 Issue
Where most components of EBS systems focus on machines, sensors, and data, Mobideo focuses on how that information can help the people and the execution of work processes. Read more about how Mobideo was able to connect the worker to Hess’s EBS project in North Dakota below.
Mobideo Case Study
Prior to the oil price crash to under $30/barrel in January 2016, oil companies, such as Hess, had an abundance of resources, including maintenance organizations, with a large number of field technicians visiting rigs to inspect, maintain and repair equipment. This newer, more competitive onshore oilfield environment calls for a digital solution to effectively manage scarce resources, such as skilled labor, tools and parts, for the geographically dispersed assets.
Hess’s goal was to be able to respond to asset service issues with fewer resources while tracking service cycle times to provide management with a real-time view of effectiveness. It was important to have a confluent technology that was easy to use in the field.
Mobideo’s digital Exception Based Surveillance (EBS) solution for Hess
The Mobideo digital EBS solution integrates with OSIsoft IoT platform that captures signals from sensors on oil wells and generates alarms when exception events occur, triggering alarms and dispatches operators, technicians, and engineers in response to equipment failures, managing escalation logic and task dispatch to mobile devices. Users in the field can add comments, upload reports and select an escalation path.
The solution is also integrated with SAP for work order tracking and management.
Mobideo allows Hess to concentrate on the highest value tasks and removes unnecessary data entry, which maximizes scarce resources in the strained O&G economy. By reducing the number of field personnel necessary to operate, Hess was able to see benefits with:
The Hess EBS solution is a good example of IT/OT convergence. Alarms from equipment in the field trigger maintenance activity with full integration to enterprise IT systems for work order tracking and analytics.
Hess Corporation is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. More information on Hess Corporation is available at http://www.hess.com.