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Transforming Legacy Production Operations into Smart Asset Operations in Ecuador - (Webinar in Spanish)

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Course Credit: 0.15 CEU, 1.5 PDH

To start the process of digital transformation in the oil production operations carried out in the Ecuadorian Oriente Basin, the methodology proposed was based on “MIT Sloan School of Management” and established for all the processes of innovation and product creation, called RWW, “Real, Win and Worth”. Real case studies in Ecuador will be discussed including not only production engineering analysis but also production operations in the field with a major focus on asset surveillance. Both activities require time-consuming tasks such as field trips and well-by-well analysis, showing the transformation in the way we operate leveraging the use of data, promoting remote operations, and automating the workflows used within the production engineering department. The starting point of this implementation was the well surveillance workflow, carried out at the field level because there was no mature SCADA system. Thus, the Edge was implemented with capabilities based on Internet of Things (IoT) technology to connect the different elements of the production chain. Currently, more than 400 pieces of equipment have been connected to a unified platform, including electro-submersible pumping equipment (ESP), wells with Beam Pumping (BM), injector wells, injection pumps, high-pressure injection equipment, multiphase flow meters and others, which allowed to the mature field to integrate data, perform real-time analysis and remotely control any equipment that is connected. The impact of this solution is the reduction of production losses by 9%, the reduction of field visits by 23%, the increase in the useful life of the equipment by 32% and the reduction of CO2 emissions by 22.6% in surveillance activities.

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Earn credits by completing this course0.15 CEU credit1.5 PDH credits


Simon Suarez - ModeratorLufkinSimon holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Universidad del Zulia in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He was also a Fulbright Scholarship recipient from 2009-2011 and attained a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Houston. He brings over 15 years of expertise and knowledge from a variety of roles within the Energy industry environment. His vast international and multiple business and leadership experiences makes him a strong addition to any team.

Simon began his career in 2007 working as a Sales & Applications Engineer with Weatherford. Since then, he held multiple technical and leadership roles in Artificial Lift Systems (ALS) operations, sales, and product line management in Houston, Midland, Venezuela, Mexico and throughout Latin America. In 2019, he became Weatherford's Global Business Director for Production and in 2021 he joined Silverwell as their Western Hemisphere Sales Manager.
Yenifer Lopez Ruiz