With big data and automation rationalizing operational processes in industry after industry, why do so many oil and gas producers still rely on antiquated systems and centralized processing to produce work orders? There are a number of reasons these legacy processes persist, even when more efficient solutions exist: sunk investment in legacy systems, organizational inertia; resistance to change; centralized operational systems.
None of these reasons alters the reality that using field intelligence software to optimize work order delivery and completion substantially enhances a producer’s operational efficiency. By empowering your field personnel to complete work orders on-site through a field data gathering (FDG) tool you will save significant time and money. Achieve work order automation to streamline field operations.
When pumpers encounter difficulties with a well, the traditional method for creating work orders was to use a paper process or to return to the office, whether at work or at home, to fill out a form and send it to company headquarters. Often the process involved printing out a form to complete, and it typically took place on a separate system from the one used to compile or manage field operations.
Using JOYN FDG to complete and process work orders adds significant efficiency to work order completion. Instead of needing to return to an office to prepare and send a work order, pumpers can now do so right from their laptop or other portable device in the field. They also benefit from being able to use the same platform that provides dynamic routing and other field optimization functions. Now, instead of having to toggle back and forth between separate systems to gather and report data, they can do it from a unified FDG solution, minimizing the chance for errors in the process while at the same time speeding it up.
Far-sighted producers have already adopted FDG solutions to efficiently prioritize well routing for their pumpers, helping them increase both productivity and production. As operators continue to embrace the AI and automation revolution now sweeping the oil and gas patch their ability to do more with less is creating remarkable production results. A major Bakken producer featured in Seven Lakes’ white paper on automation in the energy industry explains the journey to achieve work order automation. The key being that the solution is flexible and easily accessible for the users. They no longer have to rely on legacy procedures that can slow down field operations.
Work order automation is no longer an idea of the future but a reality for leading operators. Don’t fall behind, invest in modern field data gathering solutions.