Analytics
Seeq, an advanced analytics application, was used to predict the end-of-run date for a heat exchanger, eliminating a refinery’s unplanned production rate reductions due to heat transfer constraints. Courtesy: Seeq
Analytics May 30, 2019

Optimizing asset performance in refineries

Advanced analytics use machine learning to simplify user experience, generate process data insights.

By Michael Risse
Machine learning and other advanced technologies are embedded in advanced analytics software to empower engineers and other experts. Courtesy: Seeq
Analytics May 30, 2019

Refineries need machine learning to improve operations

Machine learning and other advanced technologies are embedded in advanced analytics software to empower engineers and other experts.

By Michael Risse
GlobalData's report on predictive maintenance finds oil & gas companies are increasingly relying on it due to aging infrastructure and volatile crude pricing. Courtesy: GlobalData, Oil and Gas Intelligence Center
Analytics May 24, 2019

Predictive maintenance gains greater significance in oil and gas industry

GlobalData's report on predictive maintenance finds oil & gas companies are increasingly relying on it due to aging infrastructure and volatile crude pricing.

By GlobalData
OPEX Group named Eugene Burke as principal advisor for behavioral psychology to support their X-PAS smart behaviors service to help oil and gas operators improve the safety and predictability of offshore operations by managing the risks posed by human behavior. Courtesy: OPEX Group
Analytics May 22, 2019

Predictive analytics group adds behavioral psychologist and analytics expert

OPEX Group named Eugene Burke as principal advisor for behavioral psychology to support their X-PAS smart behaviors service to help oil and gas operators improve the safety and predictability of offshore operations by managing the risks posed by human behavior.

By OPEX Group
Figure: Rate-predictive control (RPC) uses a pre-set move rate, and tapers the move based on the PV’s predicted (apparent or already manifest) value. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has hundreds of patents for process control; as of this writing, RPC is the only one with the claim of being inherently adaptive. Courtesy: APC Performance LLC
Analytics March 26, 2019

What is rate-predictive control?

Advanced control: A new non-PID control algorithm, rate-predictive control (RPC), is adaptive to changes in process gain, which is helpful given the industry’s difficult history of loop tuning, auto-tuning, and model maintenance. RPC also can serve as a model-less feedback multivariable control algorithm.

By Allan Kern
Analytics February 8, 2019

AI application developers target well-site production optimization

Solutions range from predictive maintenance to artificial lift improvement.

By CFE Media
Predictive analytics as a service (PAaaS) will be the means to predict equipment breakdowns and downhole events such as liquid loading. Courtesy: eLynx
Analytics February 5, 2019

Predictive analytics in the upstream introduced as a service

Solution identifies production and equipment problems before they become apparent.

By Kevin Parker
Figure 1. Artificial intelligence is being applied to pipeline management based on its ability to identify patterns in data that are not always intuitively obvious to humans. Courtesy: OneBridge
Analytics February 4, 2019

With AI, zero failure is more than a pipe dream

Improve confidence with a complete view of data.

By Tim Edward and Rob Salkowitz
Figure 2. Providing subject-matter experts with visual representations of data allows them to interact directly to solve problems. Courtesy: Seeq
Analytics January 29, 2019

Basic steps to take when applying analytics processing

Upstream oil & gas operations improved using data analytics.

By Michael Risse
Figure 1. The network architecture supports groups of field instruments and actuators using mesh communication to support reliable data transfer. Each device acts as a data originator and potential relay point. Courtesy: Emerson Automation Solutions
Analytics October 29, 2018

Bring IIoT capabilities to refineries and process plants

The first step to bringing fieldbus networking and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) into process manufacturing plants and refineries may be changing device-level networking practices.

By Dan Carlson