India's Essar teams up with Sensia for digitalisation of oil, gas field ops
Indian coalbed methane (CBM) producer Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production (EOGEPL) has teamed up with Sensia, a provider of digitalisation solutions, to enhance its operations through the deployment of the latter’s Avalon digital platform interface, the company said on May 25.
The partnership aims to unify measurement systems, optimise decision-making, and enable remote control of critical parameters across EOGEPL's wells, facilities, and customer interface.
Sensia's Avalon platform provides an interface that simplifies the capture, analysis, and digitisation of well-related activities, facility-related activities, and customer operations. The platform enables real-time data acquisition of essential parameters such as mechanical, electrical, gas and water flow, pressure, and power backup device data, EOGEPL said.
With remote access and control capabilities, EOGEPL gains the ability to monitor and adjust critical well and facility parameters, facilitating efficient operations and proactive decision-making.
“By leveraging advanced technologies, we are confident that we will achieve increased production, reduced operating costs, and enhanced efficiency, reaffirming our commitment to sustainable and efficient energy production,” CEO of EOGEPL, Pankaj Kalra, said.
EOGEPL operates the Raniganj CBM block in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. It has drilled 350 wells with an investment of 50bn rupees ($600mn) and plans to invest an additional 20bn in drilling 200 more wells in the next 18 to 24 months.