SOURCE: Bell Integrator

Bell Integrator

April 26, 2016 04:51 ET

Salym Petroleum Development Increases Efficiency of Oil Production With Bell Integrator

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - April 26, 2016) - Bell Integrator, a global consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, announces the successful completion of a system for analysis, control and optimization of oil-well operations for Salym Petroleum Development (SPD), a joint venture of Shell and Gazprom Neft. Completion of the project allows SPD to dramatically shorten key production parameters, improve fluctuation correction workflow, reduce analytics costs and minimize equipment downtime.

The methods SPD had been using to itemize and display critical performance parameters for its oil-well operations was proving to be incomplete and difficult to use. In particular, SPD's tools for synthesizing large amounts of data for analysis and trouble resolution required more time than could be justified, and may have contributed to higher system down time. When oil wells are idle, the company assumes an expensive financial loss as production shortfalls ensue. 

The professional team from Bell Integrator designed and built an efficient management portal for SPD's oil-well operations, reservoirs and facilities. The management portal provides a set of intuitive, data visualization elements clearing displaying key operations and performance metrics defined by SPD. Specifically, SPD can now obtain real-time information to control induced oil-well pressure, observe calculated data concerning target and actual bottom-hole pressure differences, SPD can observe data about oil volume, and monitor parameters relating to total actual and planned production.

The solution delivered by Bell Integrator has thus far contributed to reducing the time and manpower to monitor and assess the health of oil-production operations, and empowers SPD to implement iterative changes when needed.

"The solution developed by Bell Integrator has become a key tool for the oil-production department of our company," said Evgeny Korneev, CIO of SPD. "The tool has helped us shorten our time for trouble-resolution around production failures, and this helps us prevent financial losses connected with oil-well downtime. I will add, with the tools to adjust and quickly respond, we believe our operations are setting a good foundation for us to continue to grow our business."

"We entered the project with SPD intending to help them leverage industry best practices so that, in the end, SPD will realize the highest ROI possible from its investment and confidence in us as developers. We are very pleased with the results and with the collaboration we enjoyed on this project with SPD," says Alexey Ananiev, business development director at Bell Integrator.

About Bell Integrator

Bell Integrator is a global consulting, technology services and IT outsourcing company delivering mission critical solutions that address most complex business and technology needs of large corporations in the finance, telecom, transportation and healthcare industries. Customers include carriers, such as VimpelCom (NASDAQ: VIP), MTS (NYSE: MBT), MegaFon (LSE: MFON) and Rostelecom (OTCQX: ROSYY), serving over 600m subscribers daily, top-tier global banks, including Citibank, Raiffeisen Bank, Societe Generale and others with average capitalization of over $10bn, large transportation and healthcare enterprises. For more information, visit www.bellintegrator.com.

About Salym Petroleum Development

Salym Petroleum Development N.V. (SPD) was established in 1996 as a Joint Venture between Shell and Gazprom Neft with the purpose of developing the Salym group of fields in Western Siberia. SPD shareholders on a 50:50 basis are Shell Salym Development B.V. and Gazprom Neft.

Salym Petroleum Development N.V. holds licences for the development of the three Salym oilfields with the Licence Area totalling 2141.4 sq km. The Salym fields recoverable C1+C2 category oil reserves approved by the Russian Federation State Committee on Reserves (GKZ) amount to 140 million tonnes.

The Salym project today is a large modern world-level oilfield. The cumulative volume of oil produced since the start of the Salym project execution has exceeded 58 million tons.