We utilize state-of-the-art digital oil field technology in all operational areas. We are consistently seeking innovative ideas that help us reduce our environmental footprint, and strive to utilize the most effective technologies available to operate in an efficient and safe manner.
Three-Dimensional Earth Modeling
We have recently licensed software with 3D earth modeling capabilities. This allows us to build digital three-dimensional geomodels that generate a more robust understanding of subsurface geology and facilitate economic, efficient and safe development of our assets. The models are used for:
• 3D distribution of geologic and reservoir properties;
• reservoir pay mapping and volumetrics;
• well spotting and planning;
• lateral target selection;
• real-time monitoring of drilling wells; and
• reservoir simulation and well completion activities
24-Hour Remote Monitoring and Automation
We are able to remotely monitor most of our operating facilities 24/7/365 and interface with equipment on location. This capability allows us to control our equipment from virtually anywhere. The equipment will alert us when operating parameters are outside of established limits and will allow us to quickly respond to an incident, such as a spill. For example, in our South Texas field, a control room operator can respond to alarms and control remote equipment in near real-time, recognizing a potential issue and avoiding unwanted risk to the environment and our operations.
Real-Time Data and Predictive Analytics
We capture multiple points of information from each wellsite on a near real-time basis, and we can interface this data with other information to better understand how our assets are performing. We also utilize all the integrated data to generate predictive analytics, perform preventative maintenance and minimize asset downtime and allow efficient production of our assets.
Solar and Wind Power
Beginning in 2017, our South Texas region designed all new well pads to include electronic controls versus pneumatic controls, eliminating certain leak sources. Additionally, certain pad locations are battery-powered through solar panels and wind turbines.