Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production (EOGEPL) has selected Sensia to digitise its oil and gas fields.
Under the agreement, EOGEPL will deploy Sensia’s Avalon digital solution.
The collaboration aims to integrate measuring technologies, improve decision-making, and enable remote control of crucial parameters across EOGEPL’s wells, facilities and client interface.
Sensia’s Avalon platform is said to enable real-time data acquisition of critical parameters including electrical, gas and water flow, mechanical, power backup, and pressure device data. It also claims to offer remote access and control capabilities.
India’s EOGEPL has invested Rs50bn ($605m) in exploration of the Raniganj block, drilling 350 wells.
In the next 18–24 months, the company, which is focused on coal bed methane (CBM), plans to invest an additional Rs20bn in 200 more wells.
By deploying advanced technology, EOGEPL hopes to increase CBM production from 0.9 million cubic feet per day (mcfd) to 1.3mcfd.
EOGEPL CEO Pankaj Kalra said: “This partnership represents a significant milestone in our digitalisation journey, as it enables us to unify our measurement systems, optimise decision-making and remotely control critical parameters across our operations.
“By leveraging advanced technologies, we are confident that we will achieve increased production, reduced operating costs and enhanced efficiency, reaffirming our commitment to sustainable and efficient energy production.”
Earlier this month, the company said it has invested in Microbial eCBM technology to boost the production of CBM.