Oil and Gas SCADA Case Studies

Below is a selection of oil and gas SCADA Case Studies describing real-world VTScada software installations.

Aker Solutions – VTScada Case Study – Aker Solutions provides products and services to the global energy market. In this oil & gas case study Neil Gow of Aker’s Subsea Controls Division chats with Trihedral UK’s Keith Donaldson about the Subsea Monitoring and Control System (SMACS) that they developed based on VTScada software by Trihedral. For over 25 years, this mission-critical application is used in over 150 systems around the world to allow operators on offshore oil platforms to monitor and control equipment at wellheads on the seafloor. In the North Sea alone this VTScada application is responsible for approximately one-third of oil production.

Using OT and VTScada to Reduce OPEX at Crescent Point Energy – In this interview, Shane Yamkowy of QT LTD describes his company’s successful partnership with energy producer Crescent Point Energy Corp. and the development of an Operational Technology Platform (OTP), based on VTScada by Trihedral, that has successfully removed over $130 million in permanent operating costs over two years with the promise of additional yearly cost reductions in the future.

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  Synchronization Key to Standardization – Advanced SCADA redundancy helps a major oil and gas producer, Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL), adopt a unified platform.

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A Turnkey Gas Distribution SCADA Upgrade – The City of Medicine Hat, with a population of 60,000, located in Southeast Alberta, Canada, has long been known as “The Gas City” for the vast natural gas fields that surround it. The City worked with a prime contractor, MPE Engineering Ltd.

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Using Cloud-Based SCADA to Provide Advanced Cost-Effective Solutions to Small and Midsize Users – Blackrock Automation is a rapidly growing company that provides advanced development, integration, and support for oil and gas customers in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, North Dakota, and Texas.

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  SCADA and the Resource Play – Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd. owns 140,000 acres of the Montney Resource Play in northeast British Columbia, Canada. This area is rich with high-quality liquefied natural gas (LNG) that can be easily exported via the nearby pipeline infrastructure.

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HV Logic – Digital Systems for the Electric Utility and Power Industry – Based in Calgary, Alberta, HV Logic integrates digital systems for the electric utilities and power industry. In this Q&A, Sr. Power Systems Controls Engineer Raymond Choy and Senior SCADA Engineer Mike Maclaren discuss the SCADA application they created for Canadian National Resources Limited (CNRL), one of the largest publicly traded energy producers in the world. This system, based on VTScada software by Trihedral, provides reliable real-time monitoring of high voltage substations and co-generation facilities within CNRL’s Horizon Plant.

Additional Case Studies:

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL)
VTScada Enterprise Architecture – White Paper

Blackrock Automation
Blackrock Automation provides integration, development and support for all facets of the automation industry. Read about why they use VTScada for their Oil and Gas projects.

Onshore & Offshore Software Solutions
This article, describing the use of VTScada in the onshore and offshore energy sectors, appeared in the April 2002 issue of Ocean Resources Magazine.

Artificial Lift Company Adopts VTScada
for Remote Oil Well Optimization SCADA Software

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View presentations on functional safety in the process industry that were presented at the Krohne seminars. These were for system integrators, consulting engineers and end users in process industry, including chemical, petrochemical, energy as well as oil and gas branches. The focus of these seminars were to provide the attendees a thorough understanding of planning, documentation and operation of safety related systems.