Introduction a common information space in the field of geology, development and production using the example of Zarubezhneft JSC

UDK: 681.5.09:622.276
DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2018-2-96-100
Key words: IT project, information technologies, fields development, oil production, efficiency of geological and technical measures
Authors: I.S. Afanasiev (Zarubezhneft JSC, RF, Moscow), E.V. Yudin (Zarubezhneft JSC, RF, Moscow), A.A. Lubnin (Zarubezhneft JSC, RF, Moscow), D.V. Turchanovsky (Zarubezhneft JSC, RF, Moscow), E.I. Khatmullina (Ufa SciTechCenter LLC, RF, Ufa)

The article shows the results of development and implementation of an IT-concept for organizing the movement of field information within the framework of a single information space of the Company on the example of Zarubezhneft JSC. Based on the integrated model for IT-systems maturity assessment (in terms of business needs covering degree), a degree of development of Zarubezhneft’s IT infrastructure was determined. To ensure the effective development of IT systems, basic principles of IT infrastructure creation have been formed, IT solutions target scheme for the "Geology, Development and Production" block has been developed, key implementation systems have been described and a roadmap has been created.

Implementation of the target IT architecture in the Upstream block even in the short run has given noticeable results in terms of improving the efficiency of the Company's production activities. Efficiency is achieved through the systematization of initial data on geology and production, through the introduction of convenient tools for their analysis, identification of new candidate wells for geological and technical measures, increasing the planning predictive capacity and average start-up production rates as well as through reducing the share of economically unprofitable workover solutions. The achieved success is the result of work on building new IT infrastructure of the Company, and, as a result, increasing the availability of verified field data, implementing tools for analyzing geological and technological information.

The Company continues to introduce new and develop current IT solutions within the process of digitalization of Zarubezhneft Group’s enterprises. At present, the Company has a tendency to develop its own engineering modules. Availability of an up-to-date database of verified field data makes it possible to shorten the time of developed modules implementation into production. Development of the modules themselves is carried out in accordance with the current goals of Zarubezhneft JSC and forms competencies in the field under study as well as contributes to creation of Company’s competitive advantages.


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