Pantera Energy deploys Kepware Ignition scada

Champion Automation delivers remote monitoring solution to 1,300 onshore wells.

Pantera Energy has implemented remote monitoring with a modern scada system from Kepware and Inductive Automation. Pantera used to rely on human pumpers for daily monitoring and management of wellsite operations across its 1,300 onshore wells. The new system combines Inductive’s Ignition scada platform with Kepware’s KEPServerEX industrial communications hub.

Pantera operations engineer Jerrod Kee said, ‘Ignition and KEPServer have need deployes as an intuitive, single-pane solution that is encouraging adoption and use. We couldn’t find another scada system that supported applications for metering, compressors, salt water disposal, and pump off controllers.’

Off-site managers can access the system remotely from a virtual network computing display (VNC) and spot operational anomalies that would have previously only been identified in a weekly visit. Pantera can now prioritize intervention to its most productive wells. Jeff Klumpp from system integrator Champion Automation added, ‘No other OPC platform is as flexible and easy to use as Kepware.’ The system is also claimed to ‘bridge the gap between cutting-edge and legacy equipment’ and to enable remote operations management and emergency shutdown.

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