Following the success of MOL Group PI System implementation logical choice was to choose the same approach on both INA Downstream and Upstream. INA Upstream recognizes the importance and potential of implementing PI System to enable digital transformation as a necessary precondition for the Digital oil field concept. Implementation of the Try & Buy PI System took a total of twelve working days, with the benefit of continuing to be used existed PI System ecosystem after acquiring permanent licenses and expanding it to an additional four oil fields in 2020. Aim of PI System in Integrated Production Optimization 4.0 (IPO 4.0) project is to ensure continuous and secure data flow from oil fields to business oriented expert systems for modelling, optimization and diagnostics engine of the production system. IPO 4.0 goal is to decrease time of the reaction to under performing production, enabler for advanced well surveillance and collaborative engineering environment increasing production between 3-5%.
Boris Zezelj works for Plavi tim d.o.o. from February 2017 as a senior IS specialist, the company is a member of the INA Group responsible for providing IT services. He worked at INA d.d. (Croatian multinational oil company) as head of the process automation department at the Rijeka Oil Refinery from 2009 to 2017.
Over 25 years of total experience at Rijeka Refinery, starting with instrumentation, distributed control systems and network process management technologies. He participated in the selection and implementation of the Osisoft PI system at the Rijeka Oil Refinery project with the primary purpose of establishing a daily material balance and reducing production losses.He is leading implementation of the Osisoft PI system pilot project at INA Upstream.