Condition monitoring and asset management of Oil & Gas assets are hypercritical and difficult.
Knowing how rotating equipment is performing, predicting failures, improving asset utilization, and finding productivity enhancements in challenging environments are particular challenge for Oil & Gas companies. Artesis helps oil and gas companies predict their rotating equipment failures and prevents the unplanned downtime where the cost of downtime is extremely high. When oil and gas operations break down, it can have a significant domino effect on energy supply – making predictive maintenance technology a key ally for companies in the sector. Companies using predictive maintenance in oil and gas for;
- Lowering operational expenses and environmental risks arising due to equipment breakdown and reducing carbon footprint.
- Optimising drilling and completion Ensuring optimal performance and detect potential failures.
- Enhancing equipment reliability and extend the overall operational life of its assets.
- Evaluating its diverse portfolio of upstream, midstream and downstream assets.
- Improvement of oil recovery and performance of equipment
- Boost growth and sustainability
- Speed up the decision-making process
Around 60% of the electric motors used in the oil and gas industry are used to drive pumping systems, being well pumping an essential upstream activity in the industry. Monitor all motors connected to the different pumps in your wells to control the mechanical and electrical conditions at any time and without the need to reach hazardous and remote areas. In addition, you will be able to monitor the mud pumps of your drilling rigs to make sure the drilling process is properly completed. With a continuous monitoring of these conditions Artesis technology is able to prevent you from stopping any well operation due to imbalance, misalignment, bearing damage or any other possible mechanical or electrical problem that may come up in the electric motors of your well pumping systems.
When it comes to downstream activities in the oil and gas industry, refining is at the top of the list. Here electric motors can be found in every step of the refining process, making for a huge number of them, thus complicating regular condition monitoring processes. By using Artesis technology you will reduce the time and labor to conduct a proper condition monitoring process. Monitor your Fluid Catalytic Unit (FCC) also known as the “cat cracker”, consider the heart of the refinery, without the need of installing any expensive sensors that may (or may not) withstand the higher temperatures generated in this process. Some other important steps where Artesis technology can be very useful are Sulfur Recovery, Distillation, Water Treatment, Alkylation, among others where pumps, compressors, and fans are essential. In addition, with the Artesis technology, you will be able to, without much effort, monitor all air compressors, fans, and other rotating equipment driven by electric motors which are numerous in any refining facility.
All types of drilling rigs (fixed, compliant towers, floating, drillships, tension-let, subsea systems, sea-star, spar) are autonomous in energy and water needs, housing electrical generation, water declinators and all of the machinery to process oil and gas in a way that it can be either delivered directly onshore by pipeline or to a floating storage unit or tanker loading facility. However, there are many risks due to the extraction of volatile substances under extreme pressure in a hostile environment. Artesis technology can detect machinery problems far before they become a tragedy. Drilling machines, draw works, mud pumps, sheaves, and thrusters can be monitored continuously without installing sensors in hazardous areas.
The liquefaction process requires machinery working under extreme conditions. Reciprocating compressors used for low-temperature refrigerant in the liquefaction process can be continuously monitored by Artesis technology as well as gas turbines, and cryogenic pumps.