Real time and historical data are two key factors in engineering and operation management. The ability to utilize such data as well as capture the experience and knowledge of those working on complicated processes and jobs will take performance to a higher level of excellence. In our continuous pursuit of new methods and tools to support and improve our operations we have developed a number of solutions based on the concept of proactive dashboards.
This concept has great potential for adding value to the performance, from large plants down to single assets or whatever performance envelope you are targeting. Creating and deploying such solutions using tools as PI-UDS, PI-PE, PI-ModuleDB (eventually PI-AF), PI WebParts, PI ACE, PI Notifications, etc. is our strategic ambition, one that will help perfectly utilize the core infrastructure of the real time and data historian systems at Saudi Aramco scattered over 100+ plants and sites. Examples of environmental and energy monitoring and management applications will be shown.
Rayan Hafiz is a Systems Engineer working at Decision Support Systems Unit of Saudi Aramco’s Engineering Services. In 2009, he completed his M.Sc. degree in Systems and Entrepreneurial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with concentration in Decision Analysis. In addition, Rayan got his B.Sc. in Systems Engineering with honor from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals few months before joining Saudi Aramco in 2001. Rayan has been working on PI server and client applications since late 2001 and developed many solutions for Saudi Aramco’s operations. His experience is focused around providing technology assessments and deployments as well as developing engineering solutions – including data historians, asset performance management, and data validation and reconciliation systems. He is currently at the third out of four phases of Saudi Aramco’s Decision Support Systems specialist development program.