Sleipner gets production management system upgrade

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway – Emerson Process Management has installed the first version of the Roxar Fieldwatch 2.3 production management system on Statoil’s Sleipner oil field in the North Sea.

The system is designed to give Statoil an on-going overview of sand production and erosion at the reservoir to optimize production. For Sleipner in particular, the system includes acoustic and intrusive sand monitors and erosion probes, downhole pressure and temperature gauges, and a well testing module that uses a Roxar multi-phase meter to generate flow data.

“In the past, asset teams tended to work according to strict engineering parameters with little collaboration,” said Rune Sørhus, managing director of Roxar Fieldwatch at Emerson Process Management. “Now Fieldwatch opens up the entire field’s reservoir monitoring system. It links engineering variables to broader instrument performance and field data, and ensures that the asset team has both greater production control over their reservoir and the tools to turn raw data into valuable decision-making information.

Emerson Process says Roxar Fieldwatch has a series of modules for flow assurance, sand and erosion, corrosion, simulation and production control, and virtual flow metering. The software is installed on servers and then connected to reservoir monitoring instrumentation, either directly or through DCS or SCADA systems. Its architecture enables remote access to readings, configuration, and diagnostics data from Emerson instruments.


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Readout example from the new production management system at Sleipner.

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