Talisman Sinopec Energy UK has used the PI System since 2001 when it was first installed for surveillance of a single subsurface well. Over the last 13 years, their PI system has evolved to become a strategic element of Talisman Sinopec’s technology landscape as an integration and applications infrastructure, validated with the signing of an Enterprise Agreement (EA) by Talisman Energy in 2012.
There have been many PI System-based applications and solutions added over the years in the areas of process and well surveillance and single source data to hydrocarbon, chemical, and corrosion systems. However, one recent application based on the PI System has delivered significant business value around proactive monitoring of critical safety and production rotating equipment assets.
This presentation will overview the history, implementation, and benefits of Talisman Sinopec’s Rotating Equipment Excellence Programme (REEP). It is focused on improving reliability and integrity, and reducing production losses from critical rotating equipment failures. Currently, REEP monitors 100 pieces of critical rotating equipment. The presentation will focus on the role the PI System plays, including use of PI-AF, PI-ACE, PI-PE, and PI-Notification; these will be illustrated by screen shots and data flow diagrams.
Ronald Holden has 30 years’ experience in use of control systems and real-time IT to deliver innovative solutions in the Oil & Gas and Nuclear industries. His early career was in ultrasonic inspection systems for oil and gas pipelines. Holden directs Servelec’s business in Aberdeen, the home of the Group’s PI Centre of Excellence, and works closely with E&P companies to deploy real-time information systems and solutions that deliver value to their owners. These companies range from small operators with a few subsea wells tied back over a partner’s topside assets to supermajors; all see significant benefits delivered to their businesses by these systems. Servelec, a worldwide Systems Integrator partner of OSIsoft in the Oil & Gas industry for ten years, not only supplies such systems but provides ongoing operational support to ensure adequate maintenance and improvements.