Oil & Gas - Refinery/Pipeline
Oil & Gas Challenges
Most O&G firms already have extensive experience with the "things" component of IIoT, given the large number of sensors and other devices already deployed throughout their operations.
Although the O&G industry has been highly automated and connected for decades, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will help to improve nearly every area of O&G operations.
O&G companies have long depended on
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems to monitor
operations processes. With the increasing amount of distributed
assets, maintaining these complex infrastructures is becoming cost
prohibitive and error prone.
- The number of assets
to be monitored and connection
points often exceeds the
scalability of the existing
- Asset additions,
removals, and new connections
are becoming much more frequent,
and as a result it is
increasingly more difficult to
guarantee accuracy with the
SCADA network model.
- Underlying data
structures are typically not set
up optimally to handle complex
statistical approaches, critical
for recognizing and predicting
- Most SCADA systems
have relatively low fidelity of
measurement and data storage
ranging from a data point every
10 minutes to an hour or longer;
- In some cases, SCADA
systems cannot reach the field
devices due to communication
issues, resulting in the
inability to capture high
fidelity data for that specific
period of time;
- In the field, SCADA
systems require manual mapping
of register values resulting in
a large number of improperly
mapped values as well as a large
number of values that are never
sent back or received;
- SCADA systems also
pose a huge barrier to real-time
scientific monitoring of
critical assets, given its
current state of data
availability and quality.
Our innovative Oil& Gas solutions have been
developed using IIoT "best practices" and our seamless integration
of key technologies provide the information that enables
mission-critical business decisions. We offer an end-to-end Assets,
Facilities, & Infrastructure Management solution that provides the
foundation for seamlessly and securely connecting devices,
delivering trusted data to the cloud or data center, and delivering
value through real-time analytics.
- Asset Tracking
- Machine Monitoring
- Remote Video
- Site Monitoring
- Well Monitoring
- Head Monitoring
- Pump Station Monitoring
- Pipeline Monitoring
- Terminal Access Monitoring
- Remote Video
- Flow Meter Connectivity
- Production Sensors
- Fueling Station Monitoring
- Tank Farm Monitoring
- Facility Perimeter Monitoring
- Facilitiy Access Control
- Field Crew Monitoring
- Lone Worker Wearables
Oil & Gas Solutions
Integrated sensors deployed across the value chain from exploration and production to the transportation of crude and refined oil provides visibility and workplace safety, with better control and maintenance of assets.
The Zotera Insight Platform (collectively Zotera Insight, Zotera Radius & Zotera Stratos) enables a deeper and completely scalable set of solutions from the simple sensor data through to inventory management, supply chain management, and ultimately to business optimization.
Zotera Radius allows us to bring intelligence to the edge of the network delivering trusted data and the capability to run analytics near the sensors. Data captured from sensors at the edge are analyzed by Zotera Stratos to inform and control devices and machines. This data is delivered to systems at the Command Center to enable real-time insights, streamline operations, and to enable the efficient utilization of resources.
Zotera's marriage of smart devices, advanced connectivity, and management platforms offers O&G companies a clear foundation for innovation that will help to increase efficiency and the development of new business practices. Insight-enabled devices and systems can facilitate efficient O&G operations, with minimum human intervention, providing higher value than traditional technology and automation.
Oil & Gas Reference Architecture