Heightened flexibility, economy and productivity for the oil and gas industry.
The price volatility and the shifts in demand encourage facilities in the oil and gas industry to focus on “sweating the assets” – safely increasing the business output in an environmentally sound manner.
For years you have heard about what the digital revolution can do for oil and gas production and have seen some successes, but now the IIoT provides a missing link that moves the hydrocarbons industries to a new level of connectivity.
In upstream oil and gas production, this new level means extending the life of the wells and operating more efficiently. In upstream processing it means operating more reliably and more efficiently. And in refining and petrochemical operations it means improving reliability and efficiency as well, but it also means staying competitive by finding new flexibility to process a greater variety of crude oils. The ability to switch from gasoline to diesel fuel production quickly, for example, can have significant bottom-line benefits.
Within each industry segment, we help customers identify what we call “value-leaks” and articulate and implement the operations improvements needed to close them.
24 of the 25 top petroleum companies, most of the Americas’ pipelines and most of the world’s major EPC firms use our products to achieve and sustain high performance. Our users have achieved the following performance improvements:
◦ Up to 25% in increases in production efficiency
◦ Up to 30% reduction in construction and expansion costs
◦ Up to 7% reduction in production decline
◦ Up to 6% increases in production efficiency
◦ Up to 15% increases in processing efficiency
◦ Up to 2% increases in processing throughput
◦ Up to 11% increase in refinery efficiency
◦ Up to USD $5 M per year by improving fuels blending
◦ Up to USD $10 M per year by improving product yield
◦ Up to USD $15 M per year by improving availability
◦ Up to USD $29 M per year by improving efficiency
◦ Up to USD $36 M per year by improving crude utilization
We achieve and sustain these improvements through connectivity, operations and information management solutions tailored to the oil and gas industry:
A wide range of Wonderware solutions help focus limited resources on the ultimate goal of delivering improved production value. These increase effectiveness by eliminating distractions such as alarm storms, manual loop control, and tuning and optimizing those same loops.
Rich analytics enable informed decision making that optimizes and improves plant operations. Real-time analytics reflect actual operating conditions and include drill down capabilities to uncover root causes and allow “what if” scenarios and workforce collaboration, establishing and enforcing best practices.
Easy-to-use point solutions maximize energy performance and deliver energy savings of up to 7 percent. These solutions include real-time business intelligence, asset performance management and production optimization. Schneider Electric can also design and implement holistic solutions that establish an energy culture that can maximize and accelerate energy performance for increased savings of up to 15 percent.
Technology, enabled by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), is empowering a shift to a holistic and operations-centric view, where proactive and predictive maintenance (PdM) enables front line personnel to act before costly failures occur.
Schneider Electric provides local representation, support and training through our distribution network, composed of more than 600 software project professionals and more than 340 support and training specialists.