Change is constant in the oil and gas industry. But, one thing that remains the same no matter the condition of the industry is the need for consistency in measurement.
At Gas Certification Institute (GCI), we believe the ideal approach to elevate measurement consistency is to support measurement operations through a combination of measurement training, measurement standard operating procedures (SOPs), and cloud-based measurement software tools.
Let’s focus on software. Specifically, how software can help you run measurement operations from your smart phone or another connected device to increase efficiency and support revenue-generating activity.
Oil & Gas Software to Support Measurement Operations
While there are many oil & gas software options available in 2021, we believe the best option is a system that can efficiently and repeatedly capture “what was done” in the field. You should also consider software that can natively create records supporting conformance to regulations, specifically Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Onshore Orders.
Through our joint venture with Muddy Boots Online, we now offer a robust measurement software solution that helps oil and gas companies support their measurement objectives, achieve efficiencies, connect what happens in the field to the needs of business operations, and validate that the measurement procedures were followed, which increases the consistency and accuracy of measurement results.
Why Our Oil & Gas Software Tools?
Software should make it easier to manage measurement operations and validate activity in the field, not more complicated. We are pleased to offer an easy-to-use platform that supports the needs of operations, maintenance, and measurement.
Plus, our software tools are fully-integrated with schematics, PMs, HS&E, Work Orders, and analysis. This all-in-one platform brings everything together in one location to easily view status, validate measurement activity, and make recording information easier.
- Measurement needs satisfied: Schematics, Well List, Operate, and Measure.
- Operations needs satisfied: Maintain, Shift Log, and SAGD Production.
Bringing this together simplifies data capture for regulatory compliance. No longer do upstream and midstream companies need to scramble to gather records or expend significant manhours auditing measurement reports to validate activity in the field. All of this is managed in real-time to provide decision-makers with access to key information when needed.
Options to Access Measurement Data from Mobile or Computer
Toby Rice, the CEO of natural gas producer EQT Corporation, recently told Oil and Gas Investor that he wants to utilize oil and gas software that enables him to run the business from the palm of his hand.
“I always said I wanted to be able to run my business from a cellphone,” said Rice. “We want everything to be very mobile.”
The same objective can be achieved in measurement. Through our software offering, your team can run measurement operations from their mobile device. Everything is streamlined through web-based applications that can be securely accessed in the software platform. And, the software is available in a traditional desktop layout or mobile version for use in the field.
The software includes custom dashboards to provide each individual or team in your operation with access to the information they need.
- Foremen can quickly assess what is happening in the field and what needs to get done.
- Operators can use the dashboard as a to-do list to see what work is coming up.
- Executives can gain a high-level understanding of current measurement operations to support decision-making.
Increase Measurement Accuracy to Support the Business
It’s time to advance your software capabilities to increase consistency, which leads to greater accuracy in measurement. Use our software offering to support analysis management, meter calibrations, meter proving, and asset management:
- Ensure measurement analysis is current.
- Avoid costly mistakes in allocations.
- Reduce the time required to validate current information.
- Utilize the software’s multiple views to support rapid decision-making.
We are confident that achieving measurement efficiencies and validating compliance through software will create tremendous economic value for your company. Incremental improvements supported by our software tools can create significant financial value in the long term.
If being able to run measurement operations from your smart phone or other device is appealing, then contact us today to schedule a demo of our software offering. We will walk you through the best use of software tools for your operational needs.
We look forward to helping you implement software tools to support measurement and business objectives.