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Ladies and gentlemen, allow us to suggest that (good) oil and gas production software can create better pumpers!
Just for fun, let's imagine that one of your pumpers – your best mechanic who has been with you since Day 1 – has just informed you that he's finally decided to throw in the towel. He's turning 70, and wants to travel the country with his wife in his RV.
Upon receiving word from him you hired a very responsible, highly motivated pumper to take his place...
And, because you're so damned smart (ie this ain't your first time at the show!), you've had your new pumper do a month's worth of ride alongs with the pumper who's approaching retirement.
Now, let's fast forward to your new pumper's second week on the job...
It’s time for simple maintenance of the pumping unit. Your new pumper stands before a wall of lubricants, sipping a Coca-Cola, her eyes the size of orifice plates. She looks upon the dozens of lubricants of different weights, consisting of different additives, all which are available in tubes, buckets, and any other style of container imaginable…
She knows from her experience that for each application at the well site, a limited number of lubricants will be appropriate to use (and dammit, only one of these lubricants will be truly suitable for the task at hand...)
Now, your old lease pumper is currently in his RV and is "out of cellular range" (sigh, nothing new there). But, even on his best day he couldn’t remember each type of lubricant that was required and where it was to be used (and thus had it written in his personal paper notebooks which also left when he did…)
That said, how the hell can we expect our new gal to know the right one?!
Had the original pumper been given the proper application with which to work, the new pumper could be assured of using the correct type and amount of lubricant from a simple search on her mobile device. She’d even have known when the equipment was last lubricated and will next require changing!!
And, this new star pumper will even be able to avoid mixing lubricants that aren’t compatible with each other to boot! THAT is running a damn fine operation, all courtesy of (good) oil and gas software.
And, it doesn’t stop with just lubricants...
Randy Coy, President
Ranken Energy Corporation,
"So far the Greasebooks have been very easy to transfer to. I haven’t had any complaints from the pumpers. I really like how the app makes the pumpers be accountable for the oil. I cant tell you how many times their old gauge sheets would have gauges that were so messed up and then throw a run ticket in there – it was a nightmare to sort out! With GreaseBook, it makes my guys correct any errors.Thanks for everything!"
Oil and Gas Production Software: why stop at just your production numbers?
New Oil and Gas Production Software (makes it hurt so good...)
Over the last few years, the oil patch has experienced technological advancements that have made it easier for Engineers to manage their wells, Accounting to manage its books, IT to manage its servers, and even owners and partners to manage their cashflow and health of their business.
However, how has oil and gas software helped the frontline pumper?
Most E&P software never focused on the folks in the field. In fact, you could go as far as to say that it worked against them. It created work for pumpers. It created admin tasks for pumpers. Quite simply, it took pumpers away from pumping.
Now, some of you may be wondering, "how do I as the operator benefit from taking into account the needs of my pumpers? They work for ME, not vice versa!"
Understand, software for the oil and gas industry represents an enormous opportunity for gains in efficiencies and profit.
However, when oil and gas production software focuses solely on the needs of management and doesn't take into account the needs of the entire team, we set our operations up for failure and ultimately compromise the very reasons we start these initiatives in the first place!
To be effective, oil field software solutions must be built with the proper end goal in mind...
When rolling out any new software to your guys and gals in the field, there are two ideas which until recently have all but been overlooked by antiquated oil and gas production software solutions:
How Modern Oil and Gas Production Software Applications Better Engage your Pumper...
Your pumper may be the only person to visit a well site all day, all week, and in some cases, all year.
That said, many operational problems with your production facilities may go unidentified for weeks or even months at a time.
A disposal well's pressure slowly building. The oil cut of your water flood slowly shifting. A recurring reason for downtime at a particular well that could be easily addressed if recognized...
Most conventional software applications served as simple, one-way field data collection systems. Essentially, data flowed in one direction – from field to office.
But think about it...
What if your pumper was made aware when production was falling, a well needs pulling, or there’s an opportunity to increase production? If given the right kind of data, don't you think pumpers could identify and correct potential problems in the field? If not correct them, report these issues to someone that could?
Would putting this capability into the hands of your pumper be profitable to you? Of course it would!
Did you know?
Did you know that once information is entered by a pumper into the GreaseBook app, the information is available to anyone with the proper access to see that information? For example, not only someone who's relieving another pumper on his day off, but any production engineer, supervisor, owner, or partner who visits that site.
And, if a particular pumper ever quits, gets fired, retires, or simply walks away, all the information he’s captured can now be shared with a new pumper from which he can review and ultimately work!
How Modern Oil and Gas Software Applications Better Leverage your Pumper
Let's turn the second part of our efficiency equation: leveraging your pumpers.
Your pumpers in the field are essentially a fixed cost. And, to get the most of out these guys, we must leverage their contributions...
What do we mean by 'leverage'?
One of the most time-consuming steps of managing oil and gas production is simply gathering and compiling the production data from your pumpers in the field. Your pumpers are doing this already.
And, unless you like needlessly complicating your operations or increasing your operating expenses, why add people to the process?
If you're like most operators, you've stuck to traditional paper gauge sheet and Excel workflows. And, you're most likely paying someone to manage this production reporting workflow for you.
That said, many operating companies installed PC terminals from which pumpers share at the field house. We've even seen some companies role out Palm Pilot solutions to their pumping crews (our hearts go out to these pumpers!)
Unfortunately, the majority of these solutions were built by oil and gas software companies who got their start in the late 90s by programmers who simply didn’t understand the oil field.
And, these antiquated software solutions not only yielded poor user experience but they also delivered bad production data. Why?
Because most pumpers elect to transfer this production data from written notes to the production system at the end of day, and this is where we begin to experience problems.
Production data should be entered while at the well site for two reasons. First, the information and gauges are fresh in the pumpers mind. Otherwise, if you pumper waits 'til the end of the day, he's probably going experience a lot of this: “hmmmm now was that well #43 or well #34. . . . ”
Second, only when that data is entered can it be compared to the historical production of the well, given as feedback to your pumper then ultimately acted upon. If your pumper is entering his info at the office or at home, it's too late!
Things like the auto-populating dates or syncing data automatically are so simple, and by implementing technology that actually helps the pumper, adoption rises and, in turn, the integrity of the data becomes far more accurate for the operator.
Also, by utilizing some pretty sneaky programming tricks, we can eliminate data entry errors by checking a pumper’s entries against his historical info ;-)
That means that the folks in the office no longer have to (1) to scan field data for mistakes, (2) follow up with pumpers track down pumpers to ask about anomalies in the production data, (3) call to ask your pumpers to 'get their data in', or (4) keep bad info from being uploaded to the company’s centralized production system – it's all already taken care of!
Susie Agee, Vice President
Marsh Oil & Gas Co.
Pauls Valley, OK
How (Good) Oil & Gas Software Solutions Create Better Pumpers
Dustin Wyer, Operations
"GreaseBook’s oil sales report with run ticket images alone saves us 3-4 days a month. In fact, we know what our purchaser owes us (and what they’re missing) even before they’ve sent us our statement... Now that they know we're watching our account so closely, we find even less mistakes on their part because they know we’re holding them accountable!"
Bobi Posey, Admin
Phoenix Oil & Gas, Inc.
"New Technology Development of the Year!"
By giving your pumpers access to the historical production information (see image above!) through production graphs, commentary, and well history while onsite, you can encourage your pumpers to better engage with your production assets and eliminate oversights.
The name of the game is about getting everything you can out of all you've got. And, with the right oil and gas production software, your pumpers can all upon their working knowledge of each well with the most helpful information at the most helpful time.
Did you know?
Did you know that when using Palm Pilots, Excel sheets, or other laptop software, it can take a full hour each day to log a 40-well route. Using the GreaseBook, entering 40 wells takes less than 12 seconds per well—that totals less than 8 minutes for an entire 40-well route!
GreaseBook also keeps pumpers from fat-fingering data by notifying them when they have entered negative production or something doesn’t look quite right.
Pumpers deliver clean data to the folks in the office and free up more time so they can focus on their route.
Now, that’s leveraging your pumper!
Clean data. Less admin work for everyone. More time pumping.
"Over the last year, the GreaseBook Oilfield Management Software has given me the ability to take on a considerable amount of supervision of the company. Now, I don’t have to rely so heavily on our contract field supervisor. In fact, I compared our company costs from 2013 with those of 2014, and we have been able to reduce our costs by more than half. And, those reduced costs include our 2014 GreaseBook charges! Thanks for developing this tool!!"
Hundreds of thousands of oil wells have been producing for the better part of 50 years (some much longer). Many of these wells will outlive your pumper. And, despite the availability of cost-effective and simple petroleum software, it’s amazing how few operators take this approach.
Without a properly maintained lease records book, the experienced operator knows he’s basically operating blind while performing the testing and daily duties at the well. Our new pumper is not in a verifiable position to reach precise reasons for lowered production, and part of the ability to know when there is a problem is lost until there is a production failure.
As you well know, production failures equal downtime. Downtime equals loss of cash flow. Loss of cash flow opens the producer to all sorts of issues (namely job security for the owners and folks in-house).
Given the proper records, the pumper is able to alert the supervisor about a lease problem, rather than vice versa.
How’s that for “creating a better pumper”?!
The pumpers who drive our company forward are aware, watchful, and observant.
Today, field data gathering apps now give feedback to the pumper anytime something out of the ordinary occurs. As a result, our pumpers jump in immediately, working toward the best interests of the operator.
The whole idea behind systemized daily oil reporting forms is simple: the system runs the business and the people run the system. Failure to do so means no historical trail from which to better manage your production assets. It means more work by your office staff, production techs, and admin. It also means no evidence for the field supervisor to see that the pumper has actually visited the well site.
Unfortunately, traditional oil software never made a pumper's logging activity quite that easy.
Oilfield pumpers that are strapped-with-an-app not only create a more quantifiable and rewarding experience for themselves, but they also create cleaner data for anyone else who must also work with your wells.
With accurate and immediately accessible information, your foremen and field supervisors who oversee your pumpers now have immediate answers to the following questions like:
That said, your production engineers and operations managers back at the home office who used to spend 80% of their time just compiling their data into something useful now have increased visibility into the answers to the following questions such as:
Automated reporting by your oil and gas software enables admin to reconcile monthly oil sales and produce State reports in minutes.
Partners, owners, and management are quickly able to assess the overall health of the company, average production rates, reward performance, better manage their cashflow, and better plan for the future.
Most importantly, all of these parties have gained increased visibility without placing any additional burden on the pumpers. The data is accurate, and the data capture process is nearly automated. And oh, does it hurt so good.
Historically, oil and gas production software has been built for management, not the pumper. This technology does not work for pumpers. Instead, it creates work for them that hampers the data gathering process in many ways.
Operators should strive to adopt oil and gas software that leverages the pumper’s time, eliminates admin tasks, automates data capture, and further engages the pumper in strategic ways.
Effective oil and gas production software creates better pumpers by capturing and creating a shared database from which your pumpers (new and old) can work.
By enabling management to focus on higher-level strategy rather than the day-to-day minutia of their operations, oil and gas production software developed for easy use by the pumper dramatically increases ROI. In fact, it's not uncommon for operators to report a 2-4% increase in production and a 10% reduction in operating overhead.
"Initially, we thought there may have been an issue with the GreaseBook. However, it was the app which ultimately enabled us to weed out any incompetence in the field. With the app, everyone is held accountable... our pumpers, haulers, and our service companies. Now, we've got some very qualified folks in the field – and we've got the information to prove it."
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