2014 - Users Conference - San Francisco
Implementation of PI System as Tool for Generating Operations Reports
PI Coresight was renamed PI Vision in 2017
Production fields in oil industries have modernized their control and measurement systems to make measurement and operating data more reliable. However, there is critical information in the field that is gathered manually through physical reports even when there is automation. Time spent by engineers in gathering, setting up and sending this data causes loss of effort and time better spent on analyzing the information.
The Operational Management Information System (SIGO for its acronym in Spanish) was developed to optimize operational information management for upstream oil fields in Rubiales and Quifa It takes advantage of automation infrastructure installed in the field and uses the PI System as a tool for operational information management, assurance and visualization as well as reporting and monitoring process indicators available in crude oil production fields. The PI System integrates a PI Server with a data base where historic information gathered manually in the field, data received from oil production specialized analysis systems and data from SCADA system are stored. PI AF is used to organize the stored information. PI ACE is used to optimize information analysis through advanced calculations. PI Web Parts is integrated with a Sharepoint platform to visualize the information in a web environment. PI Data Link makes the information available in Excel. PI ProcessBook displays in graphics the information and PI CoreSight works as a display manager for the web environment in mobile devices (iPod, iPad or iPhone).
Pacific Rubiales Energy
Bernardo Tabares is an engineer in electronics who graduated from Xaverian University located in Cali, Colombia. He is also a specialist in industry production management from the National Engineering School. He worked from 2005 to 2011 at Omnicon S.A, a Rockwell Solution Provider, as an Industrial Automation Projects Engineer managing projects in Oil & Gas, Mining, Utilities and other industries, both in Colombia and abroad. From 2011 to date he has been an Automation Engineer at the oil and gas company, Pacific Rubiales Energy Colombia, working on the Rubiales, Quifa, Sabanero and CPF6 upstream fields operated by Meta Petroleum Corp.
Pacific Rubiales Energy
James Alirio Chavez
James Alirio Chavez is an automation engineer at Pacific Rubiales Corporation in Bogota, Columbia.