With the constant struggle to balance cost and design demands, Rockwell Automation and its partners help lower the Total Cost to Design, Develop and Delivers equipment. Through our tools and expertise, we deliver well pad control solutions that are more scalable, reusable, and plug-and-play enabled, using off-the-shelf components that help ensure compliance to demanding industry regulations.
Well pads are typically unmanned after initial startup, so process control must be a reliable and integrated part of the complete automation package. Use of wireless process sensors and the ability to communicate with multiple protocols allows interfacing with vendor skids and single point measurements to comprise an integrated control and information solution.
By easing the design, engineering, installation, training and maintenance tasks associated with all well pad control operations, we help you minimize risks and maximize uptime. We offer a broad range of integrated control and information solutions that are fully tested and field-proven to meet or exceed industry requirements. In addition, our globally-available, on-demand services and support offerings provide a solid foundation for maintaining availability.
1. Well Head: A safety shut down valve is tied into the emergency shut down (ESD) circuit for immediate shut down of the well head flow if needed. Wireless (or wired) pressure measurements of the well surface, tubing and casing pressure allow quick installation and portability to monitor the well head for abnormal conditions
2. Gas Processing Unit: Flow leaving the wellhead is metered and is then heated (if needed) to help with the separation of water and oil from the gas in a two-phase separator.
3. Separate Common Headers: Gas and the separated water from all wells are combined into common gas and water headers.
4. Water Storage: Water is collected in water storage tanks for treatment and transport. The gas is collected into its common header for further moisture removal.
5. Gas Dehydration: Dehydration removes more of the moisture content left in the gas by flowing it counter-directionally through a heated glycol solution in a contactor tank. The glycol will absorb the moisture and will be returned to its heater to boil off moisture from the glycol solution making it ready to return to the contactor.
6. Gas Discharge: Treated gas discharged from the dehydration unit is then metered (commonly a LACT unit) for sales and distribution.
Control Room: From the control room, plant operators can monitor and operate the well pad controls by leveraging the PlantPAx Process Automation System, a fully integrated control and information platform.
CompactLogix™ PAC (1769)
ControlLogix® PAC (1756)
1734 Point I/O
1794 Flex I/O
IEC 60870-101, 103, 5-104
FactoryTalk® Historian software (9518)
FactoryTalk View SE software (9701)
FactoryTalk AssetCentre software (9515)
FactoryTalk Viewpoint software (9522)
FactoryTalk Vantagepoint software (9521)
PanelView Plus operator interface (2711P)
PlantPAx™ Process Automation System
PowerFlex® low and medium voltage drives (7000,20/22)
CENTERLINE® motor control centers (MCCs) with IntelliCENTER® Technology (2100 & 2500)
Services and Support:
Front End Engineering and Design (FEED)
Comprehensive Asset Management
24x7 Remote Support & Monitoring
Network & Security Services