Pemex Management of Transport and Distribution of Hydrocarbon North Region has responsibility that extends from the north of the country starting in Burgos Production Management and ending in Veracruz Production Management. Currently PEMEX has a pipeline network of 648 km comprised of gasoline pipelines and oil pipelines, some classified as critical. It also has oil and gas measurement points for custody transfer. Geographic dispersion along with the lack of communication infrastructure, information systems and storage at measurement points and on pipelines hinders proper management of transport and distribution processes by not permitting delivery of continuous and timely information in the administrative offices to allow decisions effectively. To support a strategy for the effective management of hydrocarbon transport and distribution processes a real-time monitoring system was implemented, one that would provide for supervising operating variables of six oil pipelines, three gasoline pipelines and nine measurement points. Data acquisition was performed using Modbus PI interfaces which, through the Pemex network, acquire information from flow computers, flow meters and pressure transmitters installed in facilities and pipelines from GTDHRN. Integration of all variables was done in the local PI Server, where alarm and status variables were created. For data exploitation, display graphics were designed, and monitoring portals for executive users and reports were developed according to customer requirements. Implementation of real-time monitoring of operating information is a tool that enables analysis, evaluation and decision making. Among the benefits obtained were: preventive reaction to unwanted events such as leaks and interruptions pumping; real-time data exploitation in ways such as production reports and statistical analysis process to acknowledge operating conditions.
Ruben Leo Robles
Ruben Leo Robles is an IT Specialist with Pemex, DCTIPN in Poza Rica, Mexico. His career includes his position as a Platform Manager, PI, 2011 to the present. with the rank of Superintendent Technical Systems, Pemex-DCTIPN GSTE Previously he was Infrastructure Manager, Automated Control from December 2008 to 2011. His mutliple degrees include an MBA with specialization in Finance University Lasalle Mexico; a Bachelors in Computer Systems, Institute of Advanced Studies of Tamaulipas; a Diploma in Non-Geologists Geology, AIPM Delegation Poza Rica; a Diploma in Petroleum Engineering for Non-Oil, AIPM Delegation Tampico; LiveLink Consultant Certification v9.1, Open Text Corporation, Bannockburn Illinois and a Diploma in Systems, Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, ITESM Campus Estado de Mexico.