Apache ‘PI AF is the language of Apache’

Comprehensive Asset Framework deployment links international Cygnet/WonderWare scada systems to remote operating center. AF powers artificial lift optimization and completions design.

Speaking at the 2018 OSIsoft PI World Conference in San Francisco, Kelly Sherrill related Apache’s business transformation that has the PI System as its strategic operations technology, infrastructure and analytics platform.

Apache 19,000 wells are located on the Permian basin, the North Sea and Egypt. A ‘going digital’ project saw the deployment of an enterprise PI System that built on an existing CygNet and Schneider WonderWare scada environment. The new standardized OT infrastructure has improved performance in drilling, completions, and production.

Tools of the trade include PI Vision 4.0 for key data and the PI Asset Framework (AF). AF, along with its SDK is now considered to be ‘the language of Apache.’ Over 10 million rows of data were imported into the PI system which has some 600,000 active tags. These feeds into a remote operations center.

Use cases include artificial lift optimization where PI AF underpins a portfolio of displays and reports. A completions tool offers frac analytics and offset well monitoring. Sherril acknowledged Apache’s partnership with RoviSys in developing components of the system.

Read this and other presentations on the 2018 PI World conference homepage.

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