A Canadian production engineer ran the same Alberta field before and afterinstallation of DrSCADA wellhead managers. His comments?“Any well worth pumping is worth the investment of a wellhead manager.” “Pumping wells without wellhead managers is simply barbaric!”
DrSCADA AutomationCalgary, CanadaOur goal is to help oilcompanies monitor, control and operate theirwells with greater business efficiency -to reduce risk & opcost, and increase net revenue.
Solar-powered DrSCADA wellhead manager on a gas jack
We manufacture and support wellhead managers for beam pump optimization and simpler applications. Field service is provided by electrical / instrumentation firms near your oilfield, or yourown technicians.
Service locations in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Australia and Kuwait
DrSCADA wellhead manager with VFD driving 640 pumpjack.
A DrSCADA wellhead manager can protectyour rod string withshutdowns for high andlow loads. The same shutdowns can protect the gearbox and the structure from excessive loading.It can also detectand avoid fluid or gaspound, and duty cycle asingle speed pumpjack to run with a full pump, or can give speed control to a VFD to pump faster or slower as may be required. It can also monitor shutdown devices, like pressure switches, stuffing box leak detectors, and H2S sensors, and monitor multiple analog pressures. It can also manage a pressure PID loop to avoid excessive flowline pressure. What else would you like?
Microcontroller applications - Automatic Field Shutdowns Re-Startable High Tank Levels, Low Line Pressure ESDs, Operator Permissives,Communication to Plant PLC Water Injection Metering Volume & Pressure River Crossing Applications Load Cell Capable 9 Analog Inputs with voltage dividers2 Analog Outputs 8 Digital Opto I/O - AC or DC4 RS-232 Modbus portsDesigned and built in Calgary from software & circuit boards to welded lockable aluminum cabinet Email, online & phone support Windows 10 software optional
Oftenwellsaretoofarawayortoosparseto beconnectedtoflowlinestoabattery.Insteadtheyproducetotanks,andthefluidis hauledtoabatterybytrucks.Wouldyoulike to monitor that by radio, or by cellular link?
Beforethefluidisremovedfromyour tanks,wouldyouliketoknowhowmuch fluidisthere,andhowmuchisoil,andhow much is water?Wouldyouliketoknowhowmuchwas takenbythetruck,usingyourown measurements?Wouldyouliketoknowat thetime,whenfluidisbeingremovedfrom your tanks?
Howaboutadisplaysystemthatshows youincolourwhatisinyourtanks,and textsyouwhenthetankisreadyforatruck, orwhenthetruckislate,orwhenyouhave a shutdown because the tank is full?
Up to 8 megapixel outdoor IP video cameras, optional motorized zoom ability and night colour, 8, 16 or 32 camera recorders, internet access, connect to cameras over Ethernet links, wired or by radio. No batteries required, as in wireless camera systems, due to power over Ethernet (POE) design. Remote access to live and historical video recording (date and time stamps) from your smart phone or Windows PC. Optional plant monitor. High resolution data export of photos or video to local flash drives. Installation and support services available. Tailored to suit your requirements. Contact us for a quote.
Here is a dynamometer plot…. and here are three screen shots of the video clip…
I did not publish the THUNK when the cables go loose, but it is certainly there in the audio! I think you might call that obstruction downhole!! This is a classic case of where a low area fault is a good shutdown to make use of, and why it should not be restartable except by an operator.
Cell phone texting might not give the highest graphics resolution available, but you sure get the required message quick!
DrSCADA provides technical support for service technicians doing field service. Here is some interesting evidence from the process recently…