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Vertical integration approach for the intelligent Oil & Gas field

Vertikaler Integrationsansatz für das intelligente Öl- und Gasfeld
Marcelo V. García ORCID logo, Aintzane Armentia, Federico Pérez, Elisabet Estévez and Marga Marcos

Abstract

The oil and gas industry envisions a smarter way of running their business where they can visualize their entire operation, call and retrieve production data effortlessly and seamlessly, collaborating across the entire enterprise to decrease production costs while increasing recovery. The so-called Intelligent Oil Field (IOF) promotes reference architectures and development approaches that improve the flexibility and efficiency of upstream and downstream process. In this sense, OPC UA provides local and remote access to plant information, allowing horizontal and vertical integration in a reliable, safe and efficient way. This article contributes an open IOF architecture for vertical integration based on cyber-physical production systems, configured under IEC 61499 and using OPC UA. Therefore, the proposal is suitable to achieve flexible manufacturing.

Zusammenfassung

Die Öl- und Gasindustrie sieht eine vielversprechende Möglichkeit für ihre Produktionsabwicklung in Bereichen, in welchen sich gesamte Betriebsabläufe visualisieren, Produktionsdaten mühelos und nahtlos abrufen und auffinden lassen. Durch die Integration aller Unternehmensbereiche lassen sich Produktionskosten senken und Erträge steigern. Das so genannte Intelligent Oil Field (IOF) fördert Referenzarchitekturen und Entwicklungsansätze, die die Flexibilität und Effizienz von vor- und nachgelagerten Prozessen verbessern. In diesem Sinne bietet OPC UA lokalen und Fernzugriff auf Anlageninformationen und ermöglicht eine horizontale und vertikale Integration auf zuverlässige, sichere und effiziente Weise. In diesem Artikel wird eine offene IOF-Architektur für die vertikale Integration auf Basis von Cyber-Physical-Production-Systemen vorgestellt, die gemäß IEC 61499 und unter Verwendung von OPC UA konfiguriert wurde. Daher ist der Vorschlag geeignet, eine flexible Produktion zu erreichen.

Funding source: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad

Award Identifier / Grant number: DPI2015-68602-R

Funding source: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

Award Identifier / Grant number: PPG17/56

Funding source: Eusko Jaurlaritza

Award Identifier / Grant number: IT914-16

Funding source: Secretaría de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación

Award Identifier / Grant number: SENESCYT-2013

Funding statement: This work was financed under project DPI2015-68602-R (MINECO/FEDER, UE), UPV/EHU under project PPG17/56, GV/EJ under recognized research group IT914-16 and Government of Ecuador through grant SENESCYT-2013.

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Received: 2018-03-09
Accepted: 2018-07-12
Published Online: 2018-10-17
Published in Print: 2018-10-25

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